This book discusses how to improve students' mental and physical well-being by implementing mind-body interventions in schools, including yoga, mindfulness, physical activity, and expressive therapy. Chapters review the benefits, limitations, and potential risks associated with these and other practices. Following a three-tiered service delivery model, they provide recommendations for applying interventions universally, with small groups, and with individual students. They also address how to target specific issues, such as eating disorders, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and trauma.
About the Author
Cheryl Maykel, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Counseling and School Psychology programs at Rivier University. She is a nationally certified school psychologist with state certification in school psychology in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Her current research interests are in the areas of mind-body health, physical activity, and classroom disruptive behavior. Cheryl Maykel lives in Rutland, MA. Melissa A. Bray, PhD, is a professor and the director of the School Psychology program within the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Bray is an elected member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. Her research interests are in the area of interventions for communication disorders, mainly stuttering, classroom disruptive behavior, and physical health and wellness, especially asthma and cancer. Melissa A. Bray lives in Willington, CT.