Mindfulness is a state of calm reached by learning how to manage your awareness of the present moment while accepting your current state of emotions and bodily sensations. Stress management, clarity of thought, better health are some of the benefits research has found in the practice of mindfulness.  At Katandra we introduce all students to the fundamentals of mindfulness and how it can be used to help them regulate their emotions, center their learning, and bring better attention focus to various activities.

At Katandra we have a whole school approach to practicing mindful behaviors and building the skills of our students. We have found that for our students that by adopting regular and consistent mindfulness practices students have been able to see the following benefits:

• Better focus and concentration
• An increased sense of calm
• Decreased stress and anxiety
• Improved impulse control
• Increased self-awareness
• Developing skilful responses to difficult emotions
• Increased empathy and understanding of others
• Development of natural conflict resolution skills