Press Pause

Strategies for Disconnection & Self Maintenance

Introduction to Press Pause Mini Module

Welcome to the Press Pause Mini Module! The focus of this module is to support you in learning simple ways to disconnect and focus in simple ways on self maintenance. We cannot show up for others if we do not show up for ourselves. The mini-module begins with the Press Pause webinar. Following the webinar you will find practices to engage in, resources to read and explore, and videos to view. Upon completion you will be asked to complete a survey (link at the bottom) where you will offer insights you gained and certify your completion of all tasks. Once complete, you will receive 3 hours of professional development, documented in MyLearningPlan.

Press Pause Webinar


Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? The next time you are relaxed, take a moment to notice how your body feels. Or think about how you breathe when you first wake up in the morning or just before you fall asleep. Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed. Read more below!
3-minute Mindful Breathing Meditation (Relieve Stress)
Breathe to Heal | Max Strom | TEDxCapeMay
Breathing Timer GIFs

Check out these visual breathing GIFs. Use them for yourself to press pause and also with students!

Other Press Pause Strategies

What is Your Purpose? Click Here!

Watch this inspiring, video short from Soul Pancake by clicking this button. Then take a few moments to reflect on your life purpose and how it is showing up daily in your life. Write your thoughts in your journal.

Train Your Brain To Be Kinder

A video short from Mindful Schools! Students teach us simple Press Pause strategies to train our brain to be kinder.
Train Your Brain to Be Kinder

Guided Meditations to Try!

Tara Brach: Sacred Pause Guided Meditation

Resources to Read

Press Pause Completion Form

Once you have completed all tasks in this mini-module, please complete this form.