Find Your Happy Place
What is the place in a student’s world that makes him or her feel warm, safe, joyful, and loved? Students write creatively and share their work with classmates. Breathing exercises and mindfulness activities support their reflective work. This multidisciplinary seminar also devotes time to studying the science about happiness. What does research tell us about what makes us happy?
Faculty: Mark Garcia - Language Arts 6
December 7, 2018
January 18, 2019
Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?
At home: Help your children regularly practice mindfulness and mediation. This Mindfulness for Children guide from the New York Times will get you started.
TED Talks: Your commuting routes might never be the same after watching this eight-minute video about Happy Maps.
Day trip: Find your bliss in nature. The Denver Post provides a list of ten hikes near Denver.
This seminar allows children the time and structure to be reflective about what makes them feel loved and at peace. The scientific elements of the seminar foster the student’s ability to be intentional about achieving happiness and fulfillment. In keeping with SMA’s holistic approach to education, this seminar supports all aspects of wellness: mind, body, and spirit.