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Mindfulness at Cushing

Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness without judgment of self and consistent mindful practice has been shown to be an effective treatment option for stress reduction, anxiety, and depression. It also continues to be studied in the academic and medical fields as an area for continuing growth.

Cushing counselors, Mrs. Jennifer Bernard and Mr. John Price, have visited with advising groups, during their regular Tuesday meetings to discuss and practice mindfulness. These presentations focus on educating students about the benefits of mindfulness and a brief practice or relaxation session. This continues to be an available option for all advisories.
In collaboration with the Student Life Office, our counselors have also developed a mindfulness and relaxation room in the counseling area. The room is open to all students and faculty during the day as a quiet space to practice mindfulness or quite simply take some alone time. The room is set up in a welcoming, warm, calm manner, and features a variety of tools (such as relevant books and CDs) to promote mindful practice.
Since the opening of the room in February, students have been consistently visiting during their free time and we’ve received a positive response thus far. Our hope is that we can further integrate mindfulness as a practice throughout the community for increased stress reduction and internal awareness.


Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.