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Increased social emotional and physical well-being are just two of the general benefits of mindfulness. Implementing mindfulness will make a personal impact that can only be discovered by trying it yourself.
Sometimes it will creep up and grip her like a vise. Valeria Diaz, like many students at San Marino High School, is a high achiever, with commensurate plans for her future. If her efforts are falling short of her own standards, the anxiety can feel like a living thing.
During a break from classes last week, Diaz said, “When I’m feeling kind of stressed out — if I’m doing homework or studying for a test — I just kind of take a step back for maybe five minutes and close my eyes. And I breathe. And I do this technique with my hands while I breathe.” She giggled and demonstrated, alternately touching the tip of each finger to her thumb.
“It focuses me a lot. I feel like I’ve just reset really quick.”
This is all new. At the beginning of the current school year, the San Marino Unified School District modified its health curriculum at the high school to match students up with an outside consultant who trains them in mindfulness.
And what, exactly, is that?
“It’s based on being in the present,” said Daisy Mastroianni, a credentialed teacher and co-owner of Mindfully U. “It’s when you’re only focused about what’s happening right now, and not worrying about what’s going to happen and what did happen in the past. It’s to be present in the moment you’re in.”
It has relevance for high school kids in San Marino because they tend to look far, far down the road as they map their routes to success — often spurred on by their parents.
Mindful students show less test anxiety, better impulse control and overall improved behavior.