The Benefits of Mindfulness at an All Girls Therapeutic Boarding School

Here at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we work with many young women who struggle with the weight of poor self-perception, depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma. Our educational philosophy at Greenbrier is unique because we know that if students experience therapeutic breakthroughs in an academic environment, they are more likely to develop positive self perception, confidence, and a lifelong love for learning.

Much of our philosophy focuses on learning how to build healthy relationships. In order to do that effectively, it’s important to be mindful of actions and interactions.Our Aspirations model creates a student community of support and accountability that does just that. Mindfulness helps a person reflect upon their personal choices and allows her to learn from past mistakes. 

Today, more people than ever are becoming aware of the power of mindfulness. Just take a quick look at this article from The Huntington Post to find out why it’s such an important attribute for a healthy mind. With so many distractions in our world from technology, work and more, it’s often important to help teenagers learn to be more mindful of themselves.

As the above article discusses, perhaps the most effective way to teach mindfulness to children is to be a model of it yourself. When the younger generation sees an adult handling a difficult situation calmly and responsibly, they get the opportunity to learn how to manage conflict in a mature fashion.

Often, teenagers aren’t aware of the reasons why mindfulness can be so beneficial. To many, mindfulness can be seen as unproductive, especially in a world where so much is asked of teens. Without perspective on life issues, however, it’s easy for anxiety to spin out of control. Teenagers are very familiar with these feelings. Parents and guardians can help young women to see that personal reflection can reduce stress and make life issues appear much more manageable.

Mindfulness is just one of the many emotional and relational skills that young women learn here at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls. Call us today if you want to learn more about the curriculum being taught at our school in Pence Springs, WV.

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