MWES Counseling Update

January 2022

Welcome to 2022!

The new year is always a time of renewed hope and energy. Often we set resolutions, but often don't succeed. Perhaps it's time to consider adopting a growth mindset instead of the 'all or nothing' feel of a resolution. Check out the visuals below!

Our word of the month for January is self-control - choosing to do what you should even when you don't want to. Be sure to check out the videos and books about self-control.

Growth Mindset in 2022!

Circle of Control

A challenge we have seen for many of our students over the last year or so is an increase in anxious behaviors in our students. One easy exercise to do at home is to create a circle of control. Inside the circle, write down or draw things that 'we' can control and outside of the circle write or draw things that 'we' cannot control. Talk over the circle each day for a set amount of time and then leave those worries behind. Check out this video for some inspiration about things 'we' can control!
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5 Self Control Techniques
The Marshmallow Test | Igniter Media | Church Video
Cookie Monster Practices Self-Regulation | Life Kit Parenting | NPR
Learning about Self Control