Student Mental Health - Wellness Lounge
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.
Quiet, thoughtful, and mindful…
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 AdvisorNamaste
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