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October 11, 2020

Life Changing Self Care Tips for School Counselors

Life Changing Self Care

Self-care for school counselors is an important aspect of your routine as a helping professional. Holding yourself accountable is key to building the resiliency you need to care for others. Unfortunately, caring for yourself is often placed on the back burner because you might feel like there’s not enough time or energy, for self-care.  You […]

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October 31, 2018

Self Regulation Counseling Activities

self regulation activities for school counseling. How do you teach students to regulate their emotions and actions. Emotion regulation is a difficult skill and students benefit from explicit teaching to learning to identify feelings, learn coping strategies, and determine how to manage their feelings.

Self regulation is a key skill for students (and adults). As school counselors, we have a great opportunity to target these skills in the classroom, small groups, and in individual counseling. Keep reading for ideas for self regulation counseling activities from 5 Confident Counselors. Build a Plan Most students who were referred to me for […]

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December 8, 2017

What is your go to Self Care Activity?

You know you should be incorporating self-care. You know you can’t pour from an empty cup. Sometimes it just takes hearing from others who get it. So Confident Counselors, what is your go to self care activity? [su_divider top=”no” style=”double” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″] [su_divider top=”no” style=”dashed” divider_color=”#af1c1c” link_color=”#000000″][/su_divider] My two favorite self care activities are baking and […]

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November 13, 2017

Self Control Strategies for the Classroom

As a school counselor, teachers frequently come to me for advice on classroom management. Almost always, they are looking for self control strategies for students struggling in their classrooms. They have students in their classes that are blurting out, having anger outbursts, or constantly getting out of their seats. I also have had these same […]

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October 22, 2017

Conversations: Addressing Cutting and Self-Harm

Addressing Cutting Behaviors Cutting and other non-suicidal self-harm behaviors are signs of situations in need of immediate attention. School counselors are often among the first to become aware of these behaviors and have an opportunity to respond quickly and effectively. Robyn from Mental Fills, Laura from Social Emotional Workshop, and Carol Miller, The Middle School […]

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August 25, 2017

Conversations: What Do You Do for Self-Care?

One of the perks and necessities of our job is having a break during the summer to reset and get ready for another year. We have the space to reflect, enjoy some daylight, and drink coffee for pleasure rather than survival. Check out some great ideas for self-care from Gretchen from Speckled Moose Counseling, Laurie […]

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May 8, 2017

The Importance of Self-Care

Self Care for School Counselors

Do you practice regular self-care? Many counselors preach self-care to others but often fail to follow their own advice. According to the American Counseling Association, the term self-care refers to “the activities and practices that are engaged in on a regular basis to maintain and enhance a person’s health and well-being.” When counselors don’t practice […]

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