Mindfulness Methods in Schools

UF Health implements evidence-based mindfulness curriculum at Holiday Hill School.

By: Natalie Spindle
The American Psychological Association reports children between the ages of 8 and 17 have many stressors and physical symptoms, much of which goes unnoticed by parents.
aa Pictured from left: Babette Kissam, psychiatry research assistant, Matt Peterson, principal of Holiday Hill Elementary School, and Allison Ventura, PhD, child and adolescent psychologist.
Teachers reported the program had a positive effect on the students in their classes, such as a decrease in bullying.