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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of developing presence in all aspects of our lives - whether we are studying, working, driving, gardening, cleaning, or having dinner with our families. Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness of What's happening NOW: your breath, your body, your thoughts, your emotions, and your environment. A state of constant peaceful presence is the goal and result of Mindfulness.

Mindfulness targets the following areas:

  • Self-Awareness: Assessing our feelings, interest, values, and strengths; maintaining self-confidence.
  • Self-Management: Regulating emotions to handle stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles.
  • Social Awareness: Understanding different perspectives and empathizing with others; recognizing and appreciating similarities
    and differences; using family, school, and community resources effectively.
  • Relationships Skills: Maintaining healthy relationships based on cooperation; resisting inappropriate social pressure; preventing, managing, and resolving interpersonal conflicts; seeking help when needed.
  • Responsible Decision Making: Using a variety of considerations, including ethical, academic, and community-related standards to make choices and decisions.



Mindfulness Benefits:

  • improve student self-control and self-regulation skills
  • strengthen students' resiliency and decision making
  • bolster students' enthusiasm for learning
  • increased students' academic success
  • develop students' positive social skills, such as empathy, compassion, patient, and generosity
  • reduce peer-to-peer conflict

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

If you are interested in knowing more about Mindfulness please contact Mrs. Soto-Gomez and its subdomains are the only approved sites for Breakthrough Magnet School approved by school administration and the Hartford Public School System.

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