BMMS Counselor's Corner

Week of October 19, 2020

Counselor's Corner Newsletter

Welcome to this week's Counselor Corner newsletter. This newsletter is designed to provide you with weekly information from the BMMS Counseling Department. For additional information, and previous newsletters, please visit our BMMS Counseling Website. To see previous newsletters, click HERE.
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Share Your Appreciation


Share Your Appreciation


Build up someone; it strengthens bonds and brightens the day for you both.

Social connection is the strongest predictor of happiness, affirms former Harvard researcher Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage. And the simple act of expressing praise or thanks is the single most powerful habit his research has found for enhancing these feelings.

Some tips:

  • Show appreciation to different people
  • Do this at the start of the day
  • Don’t assume they’ll respond, but if they do by email, text, or handwritten note, keep it to revisit when you need a boost.

The research behind this activity found that small, daily habits are more important to happiness than major changes like taking a cruise.

Counselor's away from school

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Mindful Minute-How Mindfulness Empowers US

How Mindfulness Empowers Us: An Animation Narrated by Sharon Salzberg

Less than a week away!! Cyber Safety Sign Up:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lYcddVHZScqXzmkmODTl8w. Please watch these short videos to get a sense of what will be presented: https://youtu.be/oaWjnSZwcK0 and https://youtu.be/Ty4gxkbMiBw

SEL Lesson Thrively- Goal Setting and Identifying Strengths

This week's Social Emotional Learning is on Setting Goals, Identifying Your Strengths and then using those Strengths to accomplish your Goals.


To access Thrively please click on the link below


https://www.thrively.com/login/school/75077


Once prompted enter your username and password which are the following


Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)

Password: aesqul


Once you are in you will be prompted to change your password. If you have logged in before, please you the last password you created.


If you so choose, you can fill out your interests or take the strength survey.


Once you are logged in click on the link below.


https://www.thrively.com/lesson/detail/goals-crush?sharer=1644834



This activity should take you less than 20 minutes.

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BMMS Counselor Contact information

Mrs Taylor (A-Ho, GATE): -(858) 376-7045- mtaylor@powayusd.com

Mr. Lightner (Hu-Me): - (858) 218-6586 - alightner@powayusd.com

Mr. Schafer (Mi-Z, AVID) - (619) 839-5650 - jschafer@powayusd.com


The following resources are available 24/7 for mental health support should you need resources for yourself or someone you care about.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (on the back of your student ID card),

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240,

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.