Your SEL & Resilience Break
A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!
Self compassion is treating yourself the way you would treat a friend who is having a hard time. We find it way easier to be kind and compassionate to others than to offer ourselves the same gestures of compassion and support. Consider what you need to support yourself through the holidays and the ongoing challenges of our current times. Several practices are offered below that come from the Mindful Self Compassion Workbook by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Scroll all the way down for suggestions on teaching self compassion to kids!
Do unto yourself as you would do to others!
Be well & breathe,
Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney
Yin Practices of Self Compassion
Comforting - Self Compassion Break
Soothing - Affectionate Breathing
Validating - Labeling Difficult Emotions
Yang Practices of Self Compassion
Protecting - Practicing Equanimity
Providing - Discovering our Core Values
Motivating - Finding your Compassionate Voice
Discovering Your Core Values
Finding your compassionate voice involves us bringing what we need to hear to our awareness.
Positive Me! A Kids Guide to Self Compassion
Academics' Choice "Smart Book" Award Winner, Creative Child Child Awards 2020 "Book of the Year", Mom's Choice Awards® Recipient, Story Monsters Approved, Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist and Winner of a 2020 Family Choice Award!
Would you like to give the ultimate gift to a child? Can you think of a child that is incapable of speaking kindly to themselves? Positive Me! helps establish positive self-talk through repeating simple and effective sentences on colorful, inclusive and engaging illustrated pages.
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