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Fighting Stress at School with Meditation and Mindfulness

Mediation_News ArticleSilence isn't something you'd see or hear in physical education class but at Bethpage JFK Middle School that's how each period starts."You get to calm yourself and just be ready for the rest of the day," says Meghan McGlynn, 7th grader.

For the first four minutes of physical education class kids de-stress. It's just one part of a new calm classroom curriculum led by school social worker Erin Hayes. She says it helps with attention, grades, stress and anxiety. Students can also visit the mindfulness room if they need a break in their day. They're able to listen to soothing water, explore creativity in the Zen garden, play with putty and practice yoga.

Source: FOX 5 News

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