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CT First Responders Learn Mindfulness From 5th Graders

GREENWICH — Ten men sat at a conference table, their backs straight and eyes closed. The chatter of their radios had ceased and their deep breaths caused the insignia on their jackets — Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire and Rescue or Greenwich Emergency Medical Services — to rise and fall.

“Breathe in through your nose,” Jaden Scott, a fifth-grader at Julian Curtiss School, said, directing the men to feel the breath as it traveled to lungs, belly and out through the mouth.

 On Thursday, Jaden and his classmates, fifth-graders Lauren Resnick, Jake Tisler and Logan Jozwiak, taught Greenwich first responders the mindfulness techniques that they use in school.

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