Counselors are available to all Elementary•Middle School students so they can make the most of their Landmark education. Services provided include individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers and parents, psycho-educational class groups, and delivery of the Relaxation Response Program.
During psycho-educational classes, students learn about identity, expected social behaviors, conflict resolution, healthy decision-making, team-building, and healthy relationships. Students can be referred for individual or group counseling by Academic Advisors, teachers, parents, or students may self refer. Counselors also meet with students as needed for crisis intervention.
RELAXATION RESPONSE PROGRAM
Our counseling department coordinates and oversees a Relaxation Response Program at EMS. Each day at EMS starts with a few moments to several minutes of the Relaxation Response, or mindfulness. This is a chance to prepare for the day, settle, and have a moment where nothing is expected of students except silence. The “relaxation response" is a means of alleviating stress, reducing anxiety, and improving focus for our students. Students may even use these techniques throughout the day during classes, tutorials, and at home, to counter the “flight or fight” response to stressful stimuli.
Questions regarding the Counseling Department can be directed to Hélène Dionne at (978) 236-3298.