Mindfulness: Helping Youth Learn to Feel Emotions and Choose Their Behavior

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JOE GUSZKOWSKI

Holistic Life Foundation instructors Michelle Lee (left) and Jazmine Blackwell lead students through an exercise during an after-school yoga and meditation program at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School. The instructors told the girls to pull the "weight of the room" toward them and push it back away from them.

There’s hardly a youth worker or parent who isn’t
concerned about the growing number of early and
sometimes severe diagnoses of anxiety, depression
and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and teens . . .

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