Category Archives for "Mindfulness"

August 18, 2019

Creating Mindful Practices with Your Whole School

Want to encourage mindful practices throughout your school community? Read more about encouraging schoolwide mindfulness activities & culture!

We’ve all seen the research and know that mindfulness has a whole host of benefits for health and schools. So this raises the question: how can we create a schoolwide culture that values mindfulness? As with any culture shifts, all-staff buy-in and routines are key! Keep reading to find out more about how you can […]

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February 20, 2019

3 Powerful Reasons for Teaching Mindfulness

Powerful Reasons for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

What is mindfulness? Simply put, it’s the ability to pay attention to the present moment, without any judgment. Although it may seem like a simple task, it’s actually getting harder and harder to practice in our digital world.  We used to get bored waiting in line, so we would sit and enjoy a simple moment. We might smile […]

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August 1, 2018

Be Where Your Feet Are! Book Review

be where your feet are book review

Julia Cook, former school counselor and children’s book author, has a new book out. This time she is giving us a useful resource to begin discussions about mindfulness in Be Where Your Feet Are. I am sure that the many school counselors across the country who have their own mini Julia Cook Book library will […]

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January 22, 2018

Using Mindfulness In School Counseling

These mindfulness resources and strategies are great additions to your individual, small group and classroom counseling lessons.

Mindfulness is popping up everywhere nowadays. As a school based counselor, teaching students to focus on the present moment and acknowledge their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way seems like a dream. Better yet, there is research to prove that it can decrease behavioral problems, decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and increase […]

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