MILFORD, Conn. — Story by Azam Hostetler and James Allen
The Zen Den is part of one of Milford public school’s initiatives for student wellness and emotional and social well being. And it’s a space designed that if a student needs a timeout or a moment of quiet reflection then they can go into this space which has been totally redesigned.
With a growing mental health crisis in this country there is an increased need for awareness for this alarming issue that plagues youths across the country.
Students can use this place as a place to escape due to pressures during the school day as well as stuff outside of school that we don’t always get to know about. So this is a place where they can come and relax and engage in some coping strategies or mechanisms that will help them make it through the day.
On top of having the Zen Den , Foran also has the guidance office which is always available during the school day. However the Zen Den serves as a healthy alternative if a school counselor is busy or not needed for the moment. The calming space also encourages the practice of mindfulness, which includes remedies such as meditation, breathing, observational thinking and more in order to destress.
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