Selena is a guidance counselor in District 4 schools in Spartanburg and a facilitator of Mental Fitness’s programs.
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As a school counselor it is important to be aware of different ways and resources to assist students, faculty, and staff in understanding the mind and how to be conscious of our senses, thoughts and emotions. The 5 Minute Mindfulness training provided us with an deeper understanding, benefits of mindfulness, and everyday exercises and strategies that can be used with our students.
I have worked with Robyn for six years. She has connected our entire District to an array of evidence-based resiliency programs that address serious mental health topics affecting our students. The Preventing Serious Mental Illness professional development programs for school professionals have connected us to many resources to better support students struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders. As a Deputy Superintendent, I know it is crucial that we have a dynamic partner like Mental Fitness who we can trust to bring the most cutting-edge and safe programs into our schools.
We are excited for our Mindfulness training session tonight. I want to share a quick story with you. Two days ago we had to practice without a student, so our lineup was really compromised. Several of the girls who normally defer to our most experienced players suddenly stepped up and did things more competently that they had done all year. We threw people in at new positions and we played at a really high level regardless of who was playing which position. After practice I told the players it was some of the best volleyball we have seen from them yet and I was really impressed with how some of our less experienced players, who are normally more timid on the court, suddenly stepped up. I could tangibly see better bounce-back from lost points, communication, earlier reading, more proactive decisiveness and movement. Then I asked them what they thought enabled us to have such a great night on the court. Without exception they all said mindfulness had already started to change the way they think about themselves and what they are doing. … Thanks so much for making this program available to us.”
“I so enjoyed the Mental Health Symposium this morning in Cherokee County. The best inservice training I have been to in years!”