Measurable Reductions Seen in Student Suspensions and Absences

Measurable Reductions Seen in Student Suspensions and Absences

Park Middle School (Antioch Unified School District) Principal John Jimno has said, “In just three months of Dynamic Mindfulness in our school, we have seen a 70% drop in referrals and suspensions compared to the year before. I cannot attribute this cliff drop in referrals/suspensions to anything other than Dynamic Mindfulness.”

Cherryland Elementary (Hayward Unified School District) Principal Itoco Garcia has reported, “Excessive absences decreased by 19% and the overall absenteeism rates dropped by 13%.” He went on to say, “Dynamic Mindfulness is used to sustain health and wellness for students and teachers dealing with primary as well as vicarious trauma. We are often first responders to incidents … that’s why a practice like dynamic mindfulness is so critically important for teachers and students. I’m seeing adults take a minute, start to breathe, do a movement, center themselves and then engage in an interaction with students to make sure it's positive, affirming and healing for kids.”

We have taken up the challenge of developing a million mindful children in a thousand schools across the country, by bringing optimal trauma-informed practices to students, teachers and parents. Together, we can change the world one breath at a time.