All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Many students at Telos struggle with anxiety and are easily overstimulated. To help them manage the pressures of daily living the Telos youth program opened an on campus mindfulness center in mid 2017.
The mindfulness center is a room specially designed to help students sooth and de-stimulate. The room has a color scheme designed to clam, thick carpet, partitions for privacy, water features, and a variety of chairs proven to help agitated children and youth gain better control of their emotional experience.
In the mindfulness center students can meditate, listen to music, do yoga, and learn stress tolerance techniques to be applied outside the center. Regarding the center, Barry Fell (Executive Director) said, "This resource is invaluable in helping our students reach a point emotionally where they are ready for additional skill building." In the past 7 months students have made 1,541 trips to the mindfulness center.
Telos expects over 5,000 mindfulness center interventions in 2018.
About TelosTelos U and Telos RTC, located in Orem, UT, specialize in small class size and low pressure education systems support. Telos provides a therapeutic boarding school environment for adolescent boys who need help with Processing of Information Disorders, ADD/ADHD, ASD and emotional disorders that prevent them from thriving in a typical high school environment. Telos offers a family systems approach to therapy, working with parents and siblings alongside Telos' students, and structuring a therapeutic mileu around triathlon-training programs and other engaging activities outside of school class time.