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"I would enthusiastically recommend this program for any teacher or administrator who has experienced stress or frustration. These strategies will have an immediate positive impact in both their personal and professional lives." Vice Prinicpal
Boston Elementary School
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Ask a cross section of U.S. educators and school nurses, and you'll find that stress has invaded the lives of even the youngest students. Whether it's the pressure to succeed at the highest level or the challenge of simply finding a place to study in chaotic homes, students are at risk. Studies show that excessive stress is negatively impacting the learning capacity, behavior, and health of our youth.

The Mind/Body Medical Institute has developed programming that brings relaxation response-based coping skills and life management tools into the school environment to help teachers and students better manage daily stress.

The Education Initiative (EI) employs a "train the trainer" model for school staff in grades K - 12 while the Mind/Body College Network collaborates with colleges and universities to offer various stress reduction programs.

Over the almost 15 years since the EI's inception, controlled research has shown that students who participated in our curriculum improved in academic performance, attendance and tardiness, and experienced increased self-esteem and lowered impulsivity.

More Information
To learn more about mind/body programming for schools, contact Marilyn Wilcher at 617.991.0102 X208
or email mwilcher@mbmi.org
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.