Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health and Human Services
Learning for Life Charter School located in Marina, CA. serves students in grades 7-12. The student at Learning for Life had challenges in traditional school settings and deals with a variety of social, emotional and academic challenges. Mindfulness seminars were implemented to help provide a toolkit to manage these challenges. The project with help from the guidance counselor and school director was a series of mindfulness seminars. Mental Health and well being are not discussed enough in our school system and children at a young age need to know that their emotions are validated and they have methods to work through how they are feeling. This project’s main focus was on emphasizing the idea that emotions are a normal thing and there is a healthy way to express them within themselves and to others. Mindfulness focuses on the present and really appreciating a moment-by-moment experience. Results of this project were successful because the students took at least one aspect of mindfulness and incorporated them into their lives or shared their findings with others.
Gonzales, Kristen, "Implementing Mindfulness into Schools" (2018). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 395.