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Student Mental Health - Wellness Lounge

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: 
At this time, students have scheduled appointments or are given a call-slip to work with a mental health intern in the 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, will be referred to work with an Intern in our Wellness Lounge. HMS has partnered with the Titan Wellness Center at San Marino High School and 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 for School-Based Wellness Counseling Services - click here.
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The Wellness Lounge is also open for student
drop-in's during their lunch break through our 
'Zen Zone' Hangout on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays & Fridays.
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To Make A Referral for School-Based Counseling Services Click Below:
School Based Counseling Referral
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The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is 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.


Mrs. Gonzalez, School Counselor and Wellness Hangout Advisor


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


Coming Soon!


Mindfulness studio

The Wellness Lounge will be enhancing its space by adding an additional area for individual or small group counseling.

During the lunchtime Zen Zone Hangout, the space will also serve as a Mindfulness Studio where up to 4 students at a time, can immerse themselves in mindful practices such as breathing and relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and Zen sounds for stress reduction.