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Student Mental Health - Wellness Services

Wellness Lounge
The HMS Wellness Lounge is now open for students to receive individual and group counseling & wellness support services from our mental health interns and professional staff. This 'zen den' environment; bringing the calming visual and sound elements of nature indoors, gives students a place to self-regulate and decompress. Participating in mindfulness activities such as mediation, guided-imagery, breathing exercises and art & play therapy, students are better able to return to the classroom feeling less anxious, emotionally refreshed, and can get back to learning.
How to access the Wellness Lounge: 
HMS has partnered with the Titan Wellness Center at San Marino High School. They are sharing their Mental Health Interns with us. Interns see students either on a self-referral, teacher, staff, or parent-referral basis. To make a referral or request  School-Based Wellness Counseling Services - Click Here.
At this time, students have scheduled appointments or given a call-slip to work with a mental health intern in the HMS Wellness Lounge. Some students are seen individually and others in groups. All students requiring or seeking "walk-in" counseling services must first go the Main Office (Counseling Office) to check in with Mrs. Gonzalez. Students are then sent to the appropriate counseling setting. Most students will meet with Mrs. Gonzalez in her office while others, may be referred to work with an Intern in our Wellness Lounge.
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The Wellness Lounge is also open for Student
Drop-In's through our 'Zen Zone' Hangout
When: During lunch break
Tuesday - Friday
*See Below for More Information
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In our Mindfulness Studio, students can Drift into wellness using our kinetic sandscape sand table that increases relaxation, boosts mood, and enhances focus. This visual meditation coupled with background sounds of smooth white, pink, and brown noise found in sound relaxation therapy, inspires mindfulness. The sand table's soft pulsating lights emulate and encourage deep breathing while the mesmerizing moving sand designs, create calm.



Perfect for when you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed and need to clear your mind. *Click on each of the sand tables to see how it works.

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Quiet, thoughtful, and mindful…



 FOX Wellness Den
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To Make A Referral or Request School-Based Wellness Counseling Services Click Here
School Based Counseling Referral
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The 'Zen Zone' Hangout s a peaceful, calm, and quiet retreat where students can drop-in to relax and destress at lunch. The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is located in the HMS Wellness Lounge. Doors open at 12:35 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday. Students can participate in optional mindfulness activities such as breathing exercises, meditation and yoga, as well as activities that reduce stress and increase calm (pleasure reading, journaling, drawing, puzzles, zen sand tray play, origami, quiet games) while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature with zen music on our oversized screen. Click Here for more info.


Mrs. Gonzalez, School Counselor and Wellness Hangout Advisor

Mindfulness Pod Experiences
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Explore Mindfulness using one of our activity iPads with noise canceling headphones!

Students will be able to enjoy an immersive experience of mindfulness in our new and innovative pods which are located in our Wellness Lounge and Literacy Lab. Students will use noise canceling headphones along with an iPad & Wellness Experiences designed to reduce stress and anxiety by placing focus on “being,” rather than doing. The Wellness Experiences will help cultivate inner peace and relaxation so students can return to the classroom with renewed attention spans, a sense of calm, and are ready to learn.

The Mindfulness Pod’s Immersive Experiences Include:


  • Breathing & Relaxation Exercises
  • Building Gratitude Habits
  • Sound Baths To Reduce Stress & Tension
  • Guided Meditations
  • The Virtual Outdoors
  • Developing Coping Strategies
  • Creating Inner Calm Through Art
  • Self-Regulation Practices