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Resources Tagged With: mindfulness

Free Back-to-School Mindfulness Toolkit [downloadable]

As educators and parents, the beginning of the school year can be a stressful time, full with planning, planning, planning … doing, doing, doing. What if there were a toolkit that could help us ease back into the classroom with confidence and a sense of calm? There is! Read more ›

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Reducing the Stigma Around Student Mental Illness

mental health day 609Legislation passed this summer in Oregon will allow students five excusable mental health days in a three-month period. In Utah, permissible illnesses were expanded in 2018 to include mental illnesses in addition to physical illnesses.

The data shows a sizable number of U.S. students could benefit if other states pass similar laws. Read more ›

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Global Review Identifies Successful Mental Health Interventions for Teens

research561A global meta-analysis of mental health interventions for teenagers found the three most effective and consistent preventive approaches focused on interpersonal skills training, emotional regulation and alcohol and drug education. Read more ›

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

CBT mental health 516School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Do Your OmmWork! Observing Mindful Meditation to Relieve Stress & Create Success [presentation]

This experiential workshop is based on the book Do Your OMMWork!, which focuses on stress for our kids today and how we can guide them to relieve stress, discover their unique gifts, live with purpose and reach their potential. Presenter Kathi Donnelly demonstrates how to implement breathing/self care techniques to regulate emotions, release anxiety and manage daily stressors from school, home, competition, media, and social pressures. Read more ›

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Abdominal Pain in Kids: Anxiety-Related or Something More?

It’s not uncommon for kids to complain of abdominal pain around the start of the school year, before a big test, sports game or performance — when their stress and anxiety levels can be at an all-time high. Read more ›

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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

mindfulness454In my work with teachers, I encourage honest, fearless contemplation on what is and is not working in the classroom. This simple exercise can help you discover the mundane moments and tasks in your own classroom that are just waiting for your creativity to transform them into mindful learning opportunities. Read more ›

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Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

meditation-439For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it’s in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition. Read more ›

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Making Time for Mindfulness [downloadable]

mindfulnessintheclassroom424A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. Read more ›

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Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

adhd374Dr. Sharon Saline, author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew, is a psychotherapist who works with children diagnosed with ADHD and their families. She argues that an informed empathy for ADHD children —  for what they experience on a daily basis — can inspire parents and teachers to work with these children in ways that will help them grow into responsible and happy adults. Read more ›

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