All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
Chamberlain International School has always made activities and extracurriculars as an integral part of the programming, because of the proven research behind incorporating an activity that reduces anxiety and depression in adolescents. Treating the whole student is part of what a therapeutic boarding school does and finding creative solutions and evolving the program is what the Chamberlain School is interested in doing. One of the first changes new program director Marjan Naghavi, MA. MEd., wanted to implement was transforming the space between the art room and gym into a matted exercise room, following the old adage "If you build it, they will come." She then contracted yoga instructor Derek Januskis from the Maha Yoga Studio in Bridgewater, MA to come and teach at the school weekly. Derek says, "Hatha yoga encompasses all types of movement and postures suitable for any level. It can provide a foundation for any other activity. Through sequenced movements and proper breathing, the ever chattering mind can have a moment of rest and allows you to observe how you and your body feel together."
With the presence of winter continuing to loom over campus, the clinical staff is always looking for creative ways to reduce anxiety, stress and depression. Yoga sessions are now offered at the school every Tuesday evening and the practice is open to all students and staff. In addition to the yoga, the school has invited therapy dogs to visit with the students on a regular basis too.
About Chamberlain International School
Located in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Chamberlain International School offers a therapeutic residential learning experience for students ranging in age from 11 to 22. Students at Chamberlain International School struggle with a variety of learning disabilities and mental health challenges.