Stress and Mindfulness


Articles- News, Research, Interviews, Blogs:

Reducing Teen Stress: School Club Encourages Kindness and Helps Teens Learn to Navigate Stress (Sanctuary Magazine, August, 2018)

New School Year: Clean Your Mental Locker and Get in the Zone (New Harbinger, August, 2018)

Running From the Pain (Slate, March, 2018)

Making SEL the DNA of a School, (Greater Good Science Center, April 17, 2017)

'Meditation for the Fidgety Skeptics' Offers Practical Advice for Stressed-Out Cynics (NPR, January 4, 2018)

Mindfulness in Schools Can Provide A Lifeline for Teens (Mindful, July 13, 2017)

'No Worse Fate Than Failure': How Pressure to Keep Up is Overwhelming Students in Elite Districts (Chicago Tribune, November 13, 2017)

More College Students Seem to Be Majoring in Perfectionism (NYT, January 18, 2018)

Perfectionism Among Teens Is Rampant (And We're Not Helping) (WP, January 25, 2018)

How Teens Today Are Different from Past Generations (Greater Good Science Center Berkeley, October 20,2017)

Why Are More American Teenagers Suffering From Severe Anxiety? (New York Times, October 11, 2017)

Anxiety in Teens – How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety (Hey Sigmund by Karen Young, October, 2017)

It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress (New York Times, April, 2017)

Student Stress Is Education’s Overlooked Crisis (Education Week, 2016)


Be Mindful and Stress Less (Gina Biegel, 2018)

Growing up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience (Christopher Willard, 2016)

The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Daniel Rechtschaffen, 2014)


Stressed-out teens: Schools take new approaches to avert tragedy (Today Show, 2018)

Kelly McGonigal, Making Stress Your Friend (TED Talk, 2013)

60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness (13 minutes)

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation by Happify (2:43)

Krista Tippett on Being Grounded In Your Body  (GGSC, March 5, 2018)

Mindfulness and How the Brain Works from Smiling Mind, Australia (3:50)

Breathing Videos:

Just Breathe- Children explaining in their words why taking the time to breathe helps by Mindful Schools (3:41)

Common and Colbie Caillat sang about belly breathing with Elmo on Sesame Street (2012)

Raffi even put out a catchy song about the benefits of breathing last spring (Today’s Parent, 2016):