Mental Health

Snowball Toss Activity – Teach Students How To Relieve Stress
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Snowball Toss Activity – Teach Students How to Relieve Stress

Take a 60-second brain break to relieve stress and anxietyIt can be difficult to get students to open up, especially those in higher grades but we know how critical it is for wellbeing to be able to manage and release emotions. If you’re looking for fun stress relieving activities for students, I can guarantee that…

11 Impressive Benefits Of Mindful Coloring Pages For Kids And Adults
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11 Impressive Benefits of Mindful Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults

Most children enjoy getting creative with pencils and crayons. But did you know there are impressive reasons beyond fun to encourage the use of mindful coloring pages for kids and adults?The significant benefits of mindful coloring pages are now being realized for all age groups as it takes its place alongside yoga and meditation as…

Make A Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool To Reduce Anxiety & Stress
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Make a Mind Jar: A Mindfulness Tool to Reduce Anxiety & Stress

I just love a funky little mind jar! They’re so easy to make but can have a powerful impact on children who are distracted or stressed.  Also called calm down jars, they’re a wonderful visual aid for helping kids relax when they experience stress, anxiety, or are overwhelmed for any reason. Because they’re so effective,…

The Power Breath – An Essential Tool For Teachers
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The Power Breath – An Essential Tool for Teachers

When one of your children, (student or biological) is hysterical because theyโ€™ve just had an accident or some sort of perceived trauma, whatโ€™s your first challenge? You need to understand what has happened, so you can soothe them. This of course is impossible if the child is blabbering and sobbing incomprehensibly. Your naturally wise self…

8 Reasons Why An Attitude Of Gratitude Improves Mental Health And Wellbeing
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8 Reasons Why an Attitude of Gratitude Improves Mental Health and Wellbeing

The older I get, the more Iโ€™m hearing people complain of a lack of joy and fulfillment in their lives. Personally, I think this is often caused by an imbalance in physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. In other words, people are not allowing themselves the right amount of sleep, nutrition, exercise, work, security, intellectual…