Students at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) are participating in a new program called Mindful Martial Arts (MMA). MMA is a treatment modality that is inclusive of the entire person by focusing on the mind – cognition, affect, attitudes, behavior and self-instruction, and the body – wellness, nutrition, breathing, self-control, body language, body flexibility, body recognition.
HHSS has partnered with Point in Time Haliburton with this initiative and it has had a profound impact on participating grade 9 to 12 students. The learning strategies developed through the program help these students deal with social and personal discomfort and help them to find different ways to cope with day-to-day concerns.
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