Mindfulness

December 10th

https://youtu.be/PnOIfMwtlUA

 

November 29th

This Mindfulness meditation is about thankfulness. Thanksgiving is a good reminder to practice gratitude. In this mindfulness practice, we will do a calming and centering breathing exercise while focusing on one thing we are thankful for…and come up with ways we can do for others.

This is a great exercise to do when you feel sad, blue, run down, overwhelmed, or just want to feel a higher frequency emotion. Practicing gratitude and thankfulness can life our mood and pull us out of the pit of despair.

November 15th

This Mindfulness meditation is about noticing feelings, or sensations, in our bodies. Being present in a moment without judgment can help us recognize when we have sensations and identify them. This is a great exercise to do when you need to get to sleep, or get really focused.

 

November 8th

October 25

This video demonstrates a Mindful breathing practice called Anchor Breath. We are working on using our breath as an anchor – to help us find calm any time or place.

October 15

This Mindfulness meditation is about Star Breathing. Our hands are shaped (sort of) like a star. We can use our hands and fingers as an anchor for breathing exercises and meditation. And, the best part is, we always have our lungs and hands with us!

October 1

This Mindfulness video is a back-to-basics reintroduction for those of you who have seen my videos before and an introduction for those of you who haven’t. 🙂

May 17

This Mindfulness exercise helps us find pause. It’s helpful to get in touch with that quiet space within which we can access when life feels wobbly.

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May 3

This Mindfulness meditation (recorded on Earth Day 2021) is about finding our awareness of what a gift it is to live on Planet Earth. Science has shown that feeling connected to nature helps us feel more grounded, but also reduces depression and anxiety. This is a great meditation to do outside!

Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/CDlBnjfckBk

April 19

This Mindfulness meditation is about giving loving kindness to ourselves and people in our world (teachers, first responders, front line workers, and everyone on the planet). Recent research has shown that loving kindness meditation helps alleviate depression and anxiety.

Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/WyqtzVD8JHw

April 12

This Mindfulness exercise is great when you need to reset your energy. Often when we sit for long periods of time, energy gets stuck and we feel meh. This exercise can help shake things up (or off) and help us re-center our energy – improving focus, calm and the ability to sit still. This is a great thing to do before needing to concentrate or during transitions (like from recess back to school, at the beginning of the school day, or before a test).

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April 5

This Mindfulness meditation is about Finding Your Center. Let’s review a basic breathing technique that supports finding that still, small space within where we find our center of calm. When we can do this, we are more able to focus, find calm, perform better on tests, in sports, and in performance arts among other activities.

Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/-N5BLoVnuXw

March 22

This Mindfulness meditation is a revisit of square breathing and a reminder of the usefulness of mindfulness breath work.

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March 15

This week’s Mindfulness practice is about recognizing when we are thinking certain thoughts or feeling certain emotions that are unwanted or unpleasant and “flipping the script”…finding the strength within us to choose a different thought or emotion…an important EQ, or emotional intelligence skill.

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