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A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!

Mindful Holidays

Hello and Happy Holiday Season!


This is the last newsletter of 2020! In this edition you will find a collection of resources - some focused on mindfulness for your own well-being and some that can also be used in your classroom. We have also shared SEL resources for virtual learning. Enjoy and we will see you next year!


Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

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"Be" Home for the Holidays

Begin with Awareness - One Word Check In

One Word Check In is a simple, yet powerful Welcoming Ritual you can use with kids or adults. Combined with this Check In is a welcoming in of someone in the group. This can be done virtually or in person and invites awareness of the quality of our emotional presence. Use the pdf below with a graphic of emotions to support this practice.

Mindful Holidays - Gatha or Poem Meditation

See the video below or click this button!

Mindful Holidays - Gatha or Poem Meditation

SEL Through Distance Learning: Self Assessment, Strategies & Resources

Assess your strengths and areas to develop as you promote SEL through distance learning and at-home assignments with the pdf below. See also the resources to support SEL in a virtual setting.

Just Sit Series: Meditation to Melt Holiday Stress

JUST SIT SERIES: A Meditation to Melt Holiday Stress