Living in the fast-paced culture of Los Angeles, parents, teachers, and students alike have discovered the importance of mindfulness. More than 30 years of research data demonstrates that mindfulness practices provide significant help with a variety of issues relating to mental and physical health. Meanwhile, new studies reveal that mindfulness helps students improve their concentration and emotional self-regulation.
Our partnership with the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center allows Wise students to improve their approach to stress. Wise School students who participated in last year’s inaugural program reported a 43% improvement in classroom focus and a 78% improvement in their ability to calm themselves when upset. This year, we are excited to expand our program to the entire school, in addition to parent courses in the fall and spring.