As more students head back to school, District 12 in Colorado Springs is going above and beyond to equip their students. All incoming freshman will have the chance to practice some positive thinking before they hit the books.
The Mindfulness and Positivity Project allows students to learn more about the brain and the symptoms of stress. Students are encouraged to keep a gratitude journal, and practice mindful breathing, muscle relaxation and visualization.
A student told News5, “I definitely walked away with being able to tell myself and wake up every day like ‘okay.’ Instead of getting on my phone, the first thing.. I look around my room and appreciate where I am, that I have a great life, and amazing teachers that can get me through whatever I need.”
So far more than 150 students at Cheyenne Mountain High School are enrolled in the project this year. The program is so unique that UCCS has even decided to do a research project on the concept.
You can learn more about the project by visiting mindfulandpositive.com