“Teach with a moral lens, centered in compassion, reinforced by awareness”
Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way. When a person is mindful, they are able to focus on the present moment, they try not to think about anything that went on in the past or that might be coming up in future, a person can purposefully concentrate on what’s happening around them, and they can try not to be judgmental about anything they notice, or label things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
Take a ‘Mindful Minute”: an opportunity to practice daily a new stress management strategy focused on resetting the mind to approach upcoming tasks with a fresh perspective. Please see the topics below and click on the powerpoint file to participate in them!
Deep Breathing - Mindfulness breathing is a simple practice that you can use any place, at any time! The primary goal is a simple calm, non-judging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them.
Positive Affirmations - Affirmations are short, powerful, yet simple statements designed to encourage us to achieve our goals. They are positive words said in present tense, and they are repeated often, with genuine feeling and personal connection to their meaning. Positive affirmations are designed to reframe and combat self-defeating thoughts, and support healthy cognitive patterns and gratitude.