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From Trauma to Peace: Mindfulness Program at Willard Middle School

Once a week at Willard Middle School, there’s an unexpected sight of a classroom full of students sitting still with their eyes closed. With the support of Berkeley Public Schools Fund's Strategic Impact Grant, Willard Middle School has implemented a weekly Dynamic Mindfulness program where students engage in mindful ABCs (Actions, Behaviors, and Centering) during their Advisory period. The 15-minute program involves grounding activities from listening to a bell until the last note dissipates to mindfully stretching one’s body while paying attention to one’s breathing and awareness.