Is the stress of coronavirus, work and social distancing driving you—and your kids—mad? Or do your kids have a lot of anxiety about the current situation? If you’re looking for ways to implement a few minutes of peace into your household, mindfulness lessons may be the solution.

Mindful Schools, a nonprofit that’s trained education professionals to prepare students for critical life skills, is providing free mindfulness lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the next few weeks at 1 pm.

Classes include exploration of mindful activities, movement and read alouds.There’ll be interactive activities like mindful eating and 30 minutes of mindfulness to encourage a restful break from daily life. Today, Thursday, March 19, marks Mindful Schools’ first session. Classes are aimed at students in grades K-5, but siblings and parents are welcome to join. Mindful will also post recordings of past classes if you miss one.

According to the Mindful website, mindfulness focuses on being present and exploring our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and environment with a curious, open mind. Based on scientific research, mindfulness can help improve emotional regulation, focus and stress relief.

Classes are free, but to participate, you must sign up to receive Zoom call-in instructions. Classes can only accommodate 1,000, so sign up fast!

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