WHAT IS REFRESH & RECONNECT?
- A six week mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, social and emotional learning program designed specifically for Middle School students (Grades 5th-8th). The program includes a review of or brief introduction to Mindfulness tools and strategies, as a foundation for an exploration of how we can meet and respond to challenging emotions while also creating connection with our peers, teachers, family and community.
- Weekly 45 minute lessons
BENEFITS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Learn basic mindfulness strategies and practices with an emphasis on somatic, sensory movement practices that bring awareness to both the distinction and connection between our mind and body in relation to how we are experiencing and responding to the world around us
- Understand why and how challenging thoughts and emotions, particularly emotions like loneliness or feeling left out impact our brain, nervous system and physical body.
- Explore tools for improving connections as a way to strengthen our ability to effectively communicate, build relationships in our schools, families and communities so that everyone feels heard and understood.
Cost: $400 per classroom