Schools and Mindfulness Social, Emotional Learning Act (SEL): School Research and Mindfulness: Social and Emotional Learning Act
Society for Research in Children Development, Teaching Institute Presentation: Poster_Embodied Development _4-2
Mindfulness and Somatosensory Cortex:Kerr2011MindfulMeditsomatAlpha
Contemplative Practices and Attention & Emotional Regulation: Davidson12EducContPrx
Interventions to Aid Executive Functioning: Diamond2011IntrvntnExecFxn








A New SENSORY Self Awareness

Book Bridging the Body-to-the-Brain

Improve Attention

      • Improve Engaged Learner
      • Improve Social Behavior
      • Improve Spatial Awareness
      • Also see “Get Sensational Attention” Mindfulness Sensorimotor Video Program

Lessons Use

      • Sensations ARE Cognition
      • Social Behavior
      • Self Responsibility
      • Self Direction
      • Understanding by Experience of Embodied Self

Lessons Include

      • Notes and Background Behind Each Step in the Lessons
      • Feldenkrais® Method: More information 




Other Recommended Books

Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford
User’s Guide to the Brain by John Ratey
Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais
Body and Mature Behavior by Moshe Feldenkrais
The Brain in Mind by Eric Jensen
Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor



Mindfulness Sensorimotor Video

CLICK HERE: Get Sensational Attention video_Teachers Version
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Get Sensational Attention Video

From the Body-to-the-Brain

In school we want “eyes up here, ears up here,” because we want longer and more focused attention. However, attention doesn’t just come from training the brain to focus outside of one self. Attention is a two-way street from the brain and from the body. We must teach children to be present within them selves in order to know how to be more present with others. This type of mindfulness is a science and is one of the most fundamental natures of the body in how sensation influences the brain.

Children are bundles of sensation. If you teach them awareness of these sensations then they will understand themselves better, and how they can use their body to understand how they think. Development is a function of both the body and the brain. Teach it and you will improve grades and social behavior, but more importantly you will give the children a tool that will improve their quality of happiness for years to come. We must teach children to not have all their attention focused outside of themselves to learn. This video lesson is the first step to teaching attention—a dual attention both inside one self and “out there.”

Two videos: Kids Version for School Broadcast, Teachers Version for Teacher Presentation

Two videos: Kids Version for School Broadcast, Teachers Version for Teacher Presentation

Click Here: Mindfulness Sensorimotor Video Program



School Services



School Wide Programs








School must be implementing *Mindfulness Sensorimotor Program to qualify for more in-depth PE program. Contact for more information:

      • Elementary Physical Education program using in-depth sensorImotor integration movement with mindfulness
      • Series 15, 30-40 minutes lessons in Sensorimotor Developmental Movements & National PE Standards
      • Taught by WTM Staff or Feldenkrais Practitioners only

 *SEE Get Sensational Attention (Mindfulness Sensorimotor Video Program)



Level of Involvement

Least Involved

Most Involved

      • Adapting the “Home” sensation into test taking, the playground, and conflict resolution
      • Adapting the “Home” sensation into home life: discipline tools, bedtime, and communication
      • Tips for behavioral challenges
      • See Below Teacher Training, Consultations, Movement Toolbox

Teacher’s Choice on Levels of Involvement and Commitment

      • In-Classroom lessons given by WTM teacher
      • In-Classroom lessons given by trained Elementary Teacher
      • Teacher Meetings (group and private)
      • Bring WTM Physical Education into Schools (school must qualify see below for more details)


Free Private Consultations for Teachers


Movement Toolbox for Teachers

      • In-classroom, 5-minute movements
      • Consultation for Classroom lessons
      • Calming Chaos -Movement tools
      • Transition Movement tools




Family Support

Big Island of Hawaii

Special Needs Children


Other Academic Learning Resources 

      • Hawaii Learning Resources (808) 885-9318



      • Private Consultation on behavior, movement and social relationships
      •  Parent Group Meetings:
      • Tips for home and school: stress and communication
      • Private hands-on  sessions: behavioral and  physical challenges





Feldenkrais Method?

•   International Feldenkrais® Federation

•   Feldenkrais® Guild

•   Articles from the Feldenkrais® Guild




 Other Associations

•   Hawaii Learning Resource

•   All Kinds of Minds

•   HeartMath

•   Life Plan Mentoring for Teens

•   Yoga Ed