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To manage the stress of trauma, schools are teaching students how to relax

 


One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.

“I see it!” the others piped in, their eyes squeezed tight. “I see it, too!”

With the sound of a chime, they were back in their yellow-and-blue school uniforms in a classroom overlooking a blighted neighborhood that has been beset by violence this spring, including two separate slayings of teenage boys at a nearby Metro station.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/to-manage-the-stress-of-trauma-schools-are-teaching-students-how-to-relax/2016/06/18/ee4b0844-2f17-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html

 

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