Dekker: Mindfulness training at schools aims to help students cope

 

Tulsa has a variety of innovative health and wellness programs targeting the young to the elderly, including one aimed to prevent children from lashing out when faced with stressful situations.

The new program, called “mindfulness training,” is coordinated through Family & Children’s Services and incorporates yoga, breathing exercises and other strategies.

“There are groups of kids who have challenges with anger, getting along with others,” said Ginger Page, principal at Wright Elementary School, where the program began earlier this year.

Tulsa has a variety of innovative health and wellness programs targeting the young to the elderly, including one aimed to prevent children from lashing out when faced with stressful situations.

The new program, called “mindfulness training,” is coordinated through Family & Children’s Services and incorporates yoga, breathing exercises and other strategies.

“There are groups of kids who have challenges with anger, getting along with others,” said Ginger Page, principal at Wright Elementary School, where the program began earlier this year.

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