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Emotional Health Resources

Holistic Learning

Holistic Learning Website

Calm, focused, and driven students tend to be happier and healthier, and their friends and family ultimately benefit too! The COVID-19 pandemic has been unbelievably stressful for students and parents alike. Holistic Learning can help students rediscover their groove and take steps towards a meaningful and fulfilling academic and professional future. 


What is Holistic Learning?


Holistic Learning provides students with tools for academic, personal, and professional growth through meditation & wellness courses, learning strategies content, career seminars, college & career guidance, and 1-on-1 tutoring. The services Holistic Learning offers are proven to improve academic performance as well as personal well-being, and they are provided in a fun and accessible package. 


Holistic Learning is committed to equity and access, so during the Spring semester of 2022!

all BHS students can now secure free access to all of its basic services. How great is that? See sign-up instructions below.


Why Holistic Learning?


Every student deserves the opportunity to be stress-free, focused, and confident, and it is our hope that Holistic Learning can provide that opportunity to students at BHS. Neuroscience reveals that stress and anxiety are two of the biggest barriers students face when trying to unlock their full academic potential. Managing stress and finding a sense of purpose while still in high school are not only possible, but are readily achievable. Holistic Learning is a tool for students to realize these things.


How Do I Get Started?


On navigate to the Pricing page to sign up. Don’t worry, BHS students get free access, and sign-up only takes a couple of minutes. 


Select the Holistic Classic membership, enter relevant information, and then add the discount code “BHS” to reduce the cost of membership to $0/month. Your credit card will not be charged, but you are welcome to pay a small fee to get personalized 1-on-1 services like subject tutoring, college counseling, or wellness coaching whenever you are interested. The "BHS" code is also good for $39/month off Holistic Pro or Holistic Elite memberships. Note: students are welcome to sign themselves up, but parents can sign their students up too!




Holistic Learning is an integrative extracurricular education platform created by BHS alumnus Eli Marx-Kahn, who graduated in 2017 and went on to study cognitive neuroscience at UC San Diego. T  Please reach out to Eli ( with any questions or issues!


myStrength app


The City of Berkeley’s Mental Health Division has made myStrength available to anyone 13 and over who works, lives or attends school in Berkeley.


The MyStrength app provides personalized and interactive activities that address depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain and sleep challenges. The individually tailored program is designed to empower users and also supports the physical and spiritual aspects of whole-person health.  


The myStrength experience is based on clinical models like cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing – proven interventions that have helped millions improve and sustain health and wellbeing.

How Do I Get Started?

Start by visiting the Help@Hand website:

Scroll down and select the myStrength button

Complete the sign-up process, use access code: cityofberkeley and set up your profile.

myStrength subscription will be active until October 31, 2022


Headspace app

The City of Berkeley’s Mental Health Division has made the Headspace app to anyone who is 13 and over who works, lives or attends school in Berkeley.


The Headspace app is a popular online meditation and mindfulness resource. The app’s library of exercises can help manage anxiety, encourage stress relief, increase focus, enhance sleep and improve mood.  


Additional features include meditation reminders, tracking your practice statistics, and inviting a buddy to join and meditate together. Meditations for children are also available, though only those at least 13-years-old can sign up.  

How Do I Get Started?

Start by visiting the Help@Hand website:  

Scroll down and select Headspace button  

Complete the Headspace sign-up process, enter “Berkeley” and your zip code where you work, live or go to school, and set up your profile. 


The Headspace subscription will be active until Sept. 30, 2023

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