Glenn Counseling Weekly

May 11- May 15, 2020

Weekly Theme- Mindfulness

Dear Parents and Astronauts,

We hope you are well and have been finding our weekly newsletters helpful. Although we do include mindfulness in every newsletter, this week's newsletter theme is Mindfulness. We have collected several helpful resources to help explain what mindfulness is, why its so important to both adults and children and strategies to practice mindfulness.

Be well!

John Glenn Counseling Dept.

"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

A Note to Parents- How to help your Child at Home

For the Astronauts - Practicing Mindfulness

I Am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness - By Susan Verde | Children's Books Read Aloud
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Calming Glitter jars for Mindfulness and Relaxation

Calming or mindfulness jars/bottles can help with:

  • Self-regulation
  • Sensory Needs
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Boredom Busters
  • Big Emotions and Worries

Calming jars (Mindfulness) - DIY

May - Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! During the month of May John Glenn will help spread awareness about mental health with several activities. It's OK to talk about mental health. Let's end the stigma!

What do these things have in common?

• Owning your feelings

• Finding the positive

• Connecting with others

• Eliminating toxic influences

• Creating healthy routines

They’re all #Tools2Thrive that support strong #mentalhealth.

This year’s #MentalHealthMonth explores practical tools that everyone can use to improve their #mentalhealth and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with. You can be supportive of those who are struggling with life’s challenges and their mental health. Download the free #Tools2Thrive toolkit at

Don't forget!

Don't forget that we post our guidance lessons in the google classroom every Wednesday!

What was taught in Guidance Lessons (May 05-- May 08)

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Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning @ Home

Benefits of Mindfulness:

  • Improves self-regulation in children.
  • Helps to reduce anxiety symptoms in kids with anxiety.
  • Helps them to better understand, express, and navigate their emotions, improving overall emotional wellbeing.
  • Enhance children’s abilities to focus and to concentrate.

Children exposed to mindfulness practice have been found to show greater empathy, enhanced social skills, and decreased peer-rated aggression.

Mindfulness boosts self-esteem and self-compassion.

Mindfulness meditation promotes a healthy brain, boosting cognitive control, memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Social-Emotional Learning: Healthy Home Practices During COVID-19
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New Resource Available- Mental health and many more basic needs

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