Many people, including educators, continue to believe erroneously that the effects of stress and habituated thinking styles are not changeable. But just as neuroplasticity is the basis for much of the pathology we witness in ourselves and others, it is also the basis for healing and well-being when we deliberately set out to incrementally "train the brain". Our first focus is to share the research & then gain the commitment of school faculty, clinicians, & mentors to work with us to bring mindfulness practice to themselves and their students and/or clients. As individuals learn to quiet their own minds and cultivate new habits of self-soothing and focused attention, emotional resilience is acquired and mental health strengthened. The consequent benefits of healthier relationships and better day-to-day choice-making will ultimately lead to more positive school environments and a decrease in negative behaviors that lead to self-harm and social pathology.