Students across the District are getting a lesson in the art of "mindfulness".
For close to 15 years, the local organization "Peace of Mind" has taught the practice of mindfulness to students in several DC schools.
"Mindfulness is the skill of noticing thoughts or emotions in the present moment," said Cheryl Dodwell, the executive director of Peace of Mind.
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She said mindfulness can benefit kids by helping them to focus their attention and calm their emotions.
"Mindfulness might look like breathing, taking deep breaths," Dodwell said. "It might look like tracing your hand and breathing in and out."
On Wednesday, Peace of Mind held a school assembly at Horace Mann Elementary School with the help of Bay Area rapper JusTme.
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JusTme describes himself as a "mindful" hip-hop artist. He told WUSA9 his goal is to show children self-love and care through mindfulness and hip-hop.
"Giving these kids tools to navigate their thoughts and emotions will just make it so that they make great choices for themselves," he said.