for High Schools
Working with a teacher and with input from psychologists, I have developed a mini-curriculum on mind-body health and stress management for adolescents. Typically, this would be taught in high school (ages 15-18) although a slightly younger group could also benefit.
The program consists of a Teacher’s Manual, Five Power Point Presentations, and a Workbook for daily journaling. There are feedback forms for teachers and students. The material can be taught in one to two weeks.
Each of the Presentations includes time for interaction with the students. In addition, they are visually appealing and include video clips (linked from YouTube) that pertain to the subject matter.
Key topics are:
Coping with Stress
Social vs. Physical Pain
Placebo effects: Implications
Psycho-physiologic Disorders and Symptoms
The goal is to teach skills such as expressive writing (journaling), the science of the mind-body connection, connecting emotions and physical well-being, and healthy stress-relieving methods.
We are looking to pilot this program in more schools, get feedback and improve the program further. In this sense, we are seeking partners who want to broaden and deepen the education of your youth and enhance their emotional resilience. This is a not-for-profit effort.
Email: FrontOfficeDrS@gmail.com to explore this further.
David Schechter, MD
Board Certified, Family Medicine, Medical Staff, Cedars Sinai Med. Ctr.