Mindfulness at MICDS

The MICDS Counseling team – David Hotaling, Kara Friedman and Ashley O’Toole – joined with Vicki Thurman, Director of Student Support Services, to complete a Mindfulness Fundamentals Through Mindful Schools online course this fall. “There is an increasing interest in the benefits of mindfulness for members of our community,” explained Vicki Thurman. “The counseling team wanted to learn specific curriculum and practice to help us integrate the benefits and practice of mindfulness into our School in meaningful ways.” The counselors are already at work implementing mindfulness lessons/exercises during Collaborative Time in the Upper School, during advisory and recess in the Middle School, and through classroom lessons and routines in the Lower School.