Aromatherapy and Guided Meditation in the Classroom
Wellnessed Boutique is thrilled to introduce the power of aromatherapy and guided meditation in the classroom! We recently visited Andrew's classroom and gave each student a container of the Star Essence Focus Star Putty with some help from the Love Andrew Autism Foundation.
Focus Star Putty
Each student will be able to use their personal star putty in the classroom when they feel they need a little extra help focusing whether it is a test, homework assignment, or a group project.
We also took the class through a guided meditation called Focus Star Putty Meditation.
Benefits of Meditation in the Classroom
Meditation has so many benefits for the classroom including:
- Increased focus
- Increased productivity
- Increased memory
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Reduced fatigue
- Boosted immune system
A study published in the Harvard Gazette called, Eight Weeks to a Better Brain, reports that after an 8-week meditation study in which participants meditated for 27 minutes each day, MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Images) showed an increase in grey matter in the hippocampus region of the brain that is responsible for learning and memory. That's pretty amazing!
Benefits of Aromatherapy in the Classroom
Meditation can be an empowering method of increasing a person's well-being and quality of life. When you add the benefits of aromatherapy with meditation the results are phenomenal. Aromatherapy is so powerful because our olfactory system (our nose and sense of smell) is so closely related to the limbic system of our brain. The limbic system is the area of the brain that controls emotions. So when we inhale and take in the scent we are stimulating and sending messages to our brain to help guide our emotions in that moment.
Our goal is to bring tools and education into the classroom so our children can learn ways to help themselves feel better and reduce their stress and anxiety on their own. If we can help our children learn at an early age they have real mastery and control over their thoughts and emotions. That their feelings and thoughts are within their control, what an incredible gift that would be.
In the near future, Wellnessed Boutique plans to bring the Relax Star Putty into the classroom. We are also working with a Yoga Instructor to educate the children on simple yoga poses they can do to add to their self-help routines! By the end of the year every child in Andrew's class will have a full set of Star Putties and other self-help tools to use both at home and in the classroom.
If you would like a copy of the Focus Star Putty Guided Meditation and a discount code for any Star Essence Focus Collection item, please Join the Wellnessed Community today by completing the form below: