AHS Mindfulness Room (Room 1446)
Given the tenor of the past year and a half due to such things as COVID, loss, and social unrest, our Central Nervous Systems (CNS) are hovering right near the body's "Fight vs.Flight vs. Freeze" response. What this means is that smaller things are having a deeper, more intense impact on our minds and bodies.
So ask yourself this:
Are you finding it difficult to manage your stress or emotions?
Do you have trouble falling/staying asleep?
Have you woken up in a bad mood and not known why?
Have you found yourself worrying about things more than usual? If so, then mindfulness may be of benefit to you.
So...What Is Mindfulness? "Mindfulness is paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally." (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
The Mindfulness Room is staffed by School Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors.
It is open and staffed Monday-Friday, Periods 4-7. Students interested in coming to take part in the room during one of those periods SHOULD get a pass from their House Office, Teacher, or Cafeteria Safety Staff. If a student desires to come to the room during any other period (1, 2, 3, or 8) they NEED to report to their assigned House Office and ask for their counselor or psychologist or social worker to bring them down for a short period of time to settle their CNS.