Hello! As your school counselor, here are some of the things we can help you with:
- Social/Emotional Counseling
- Academic Needs and Concerns
- Career Exploration
- Connection to Community Resources
- Student Advocacy and Support
Evidence from research is on the rise that self-compassion enhances well-being, motivation, resilience, relationship, and physical health among adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Thannhauser from University of Calgary shared three self-compassion activities you can do in the classroom in 5 minutes:
Click here for details: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/resources/self-compassion-in-the-classroom
- Word United shared this FREE printable worksheet on Being Kind to Yourself:
- Check out this short video clip, Let’s Learn to be Kind to Yourself:
1. Greater Good Science Center provides a lot of FREE, research-backed resources on forgiveness: In this video, you’ll learn how to help students understand forgiveness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw7UgAIcu4s. You can introduce students to forgiveness with these steps: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/introducing_kids_to_forgiveness (K-6th) or https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/nine_steps_to_forgiveness (7th-12th & for you).
Breathwork refers to all conscious and systematic breathing techniques. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and promotes deep relaxation. Before we go any further, let’s take a few minutes to learn how to breathe organically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldNnKVGxabA.
Once you get the hang of it, check out the Why’s and How’s of 4-7-8 breathing technique in Dr. Andrew Weil’s 2-minute video: