Mindfulness and Well-being is one of the five developmental pillars of The Gaudium School. Mindfulness is a necessary life skill and very effective for younger kids as it promotes self-regulation. Practicing mindfulness helps to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
At the Gaudium School, we have implemented mindfulness curriculum from the first day of this academic year 2020-21, where all the homeroom facilitators of early years and Grade 1 to 5, practiced mindfulness with their students in their respective classrooms. They were introduced to the breathing technique, ‘Five Finger Meditation’.
A year calendar for mindfulness is in place to make mindfulness part of our daily life and help us strengthen the overall well-being of our students. The major domains under which mindfulness will be practiced daily are, ‘Mindful Breathing’, ‘Mindful Movement’, ‘mindfulness through sensory organs’. ‘Self-awareness’ and ‘Mindful Thinking’.