Counseling » Wellness


Interactive Clickable Resource Library for Students and Families
Life can be overwhelming, anxiety invoking, and stressful. Sometimes we all need a healthy escape. This Virtual Calming Room was inspired by School Counselors and School Social Workers across the United States to help students locate tools and strategies to positively manage their emotions.
What is meditation and mindfulness? According to Webster, meditation is the act of  engaging in contemplation or reflection or quiet thinking. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that  practices maintaining a positive state of heightened awareness of one’s feelings, thoughts, or  experiences by being open, curious and nonjudgmental. Because we live in a fast-paced and busy  world, it is even more important to slow down to practice any form of meditation, which has been  found to be useful to maintain one’s overall health and well-being.  

Specific Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:  

Reduces stress and anxiety 

Creates improved emotional balance and harmony (reduces negative feelings) Lowers blood pressure 

Boosts one’s immune system 

Changes the brain’s gray matter which is linked to better memory and learning Improves concentration, as well as critical and creative thinking skills 

Assists with pain relief 

Enhances quality of sleep 

Increases the overall life satisfaction and happiness with one’s self 

How do I meditate? There are many ways to meditate, but most importantly keep in mind to  practice what feels right for you. The mental exercise of concentrating on one’s breathing or repeating  a mantra are common techniques. It is recommended to schedule a time and place where you can be  alone and quiet. Begin with 3 – 5 minutes daily and gradually increase the time as your concentration  improves. If you are a beginner, listening to guided meditations are especially useful to keep you from  getting distracted. There are even free High-Tech meditation resources! Take the meditation  challenge and see how you can proactively reduce your stress!  

For more information, check out the following recommended websites:


Care Solace

We are proud to offer Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential coordination service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help find mental health care or substance use treatment providers for you.

How to access the service:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Support is available in any language.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email or phone


The following resources are also available at all times:

Stigma Free OC Movement - Remove Stigma Around Mental Illness and Addiction

Each Mind Matters - CA Mental Health Awareness Movement

Mental Health California - Mental Health Informational Materials & Resources