Guidance / Counseling
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.
- Skills to control and sustain attention
- Increase in executive function
- 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
Mindfulness is introduced in the 6th grade Humanities classes.