Mindfulness involves practicing close and non-judgemental awareness to the thoughts and sensory experiences which come and go, moment-to-moment. Through mindfulness practice, students and educators can avoid overwhelm and develop resistance towards negative emotions. While mindfulness is not a "cure" for depression or anxiety, it is a powerful practice towards wholeheartedness and a healthy mind.
Calm is an app that helps hundreds of thousands of people practice mindfulness everyday. Through The Calm Schools Initiative, teachers can sign up for free, unlimited access to the growing library of guided meditation and mindfulness exercises, including Calm Kids, a specialized program for ages pre-K through high school.