• Welcome to Guidance and Counseling! Wood River Middle School Social Worker and Counselors are here to help students with Academic, Career, and Personal/Social issues. 



    We tell kids to pay attention but we don't tell them how - Mindfulness is a gentle way of teaching kids how to pay attention.

    The practice of Mindfulness is secular.  It is not only breathing and promoting self-awareness, but it involves exercises relating to attention, emotion, caring and reflection.

    Benefits include: 

    Learning Readiness

    • Skills to control and sustain attention 
    • Increase in executive function

    Emotional Regulation

    • Stress reduction
    • Self-regulate difficult emotions

    Self-Understanding and Inner Wisdom

    • Cultivate inner confidence and personal choice
    • Increase resilience

    Compassion and Empathy

    • Toward self and others
    • Anti-bullying

    Mindfulness is introduced in the 6th grade Humanities classes. 



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