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In-Class Mindfulness Exercise Program (ICME)

In-Class Mindfulness Exercises (ICME) promote stress management skills, positive thinking and fosters self-efficacy.

Our Mind/Body Approach

An In-Class Mindfulness Exercise curriculum was developed and delivered to pre-kindergarten thru 5th grade students by program manager, Dr. Evelyn Montanez. As part of the training students and teachers are engaged as active participants to practice physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Our Impact

Students & Staff

Part 1

Students learn a) how to define and recognize stress; b) how the brain and body responds to stress; and c) how to disengage their amygdala (emotional response center) and re-engage their executive functioning (where learning takes place).

Part 2

Students and teachers practice reframing negative thoughts and are introduced to simple mind/body exercises that can be done seated or standing.

Caregivers

Parents and teachers are introduced to mind/body exercises throughout several psycho-education workshops to promote healthy coping skills and boost academic performance.

Contact

Evelyn Montañez, Ph.D. LCSW
Program Manager
917-414-4273
montaev@nyp.org