Mindfulness-Based SEL in Action

January 2020

Note from the Editors

Welcome! January is a great time for reflection and forgiveness. Consider beginning the year with a fresh start with all of your relationships. Use micro-changes to develop positive skill sets such as regular gratitude, mindfulness, or self care.


If you find yourself with questions related to mindfulness or SEL we would be happy to help. Be sure to check out our upcoming learning opportunities in MLP/ MyLearningPlan for updates.


We invite you to share this newsletter with others who may benefit from all that is here. :-)


Liane & Kate

Leading A Team? Taking Care of Yourself is Essential

When your body is cared for, you are better able to deal with emotions.

Mindful Moments with JusTme (#1 Using Breath as Anchor)
  1. I choose to be happy.
  2. I choose to disconnect and detach with love.
  3. I choose to be mindful.
  4. I choose to make time for sleep.
  5. I choose to get outside and get moving.
  6. I choose to be grateful.
  7. I choose what to overlook.
  8. I choose the battles worth fighting.
  9. I choose what to do next time and what to stop doing.
  10. I choose to enjoy the relationships that matter.
  11. I choose to schedule and prioritize what really matters.
  12. No matter how the school year started, I choose to finish well.

Adapted from the 12 Choices to Step Back from Burnout by Vicki Davis

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Mindfulness for Youth and Children-Body-scan Meditation

Using Restorative Circles and Play to Build Community & Resilience K-12

Monday, March 16th, 8:30am-3pm

179 County Route 64

Mexico, NY

Two of the most effective tools for developing safety, respect, belonging, and voice in your school culture are socially engaged play and universal Tier 1 circles. Circles offer a structured and safe way for all voices to be heard, to practice listening and speaking, to build relational capacity, and explore issues related to equity and our social and emotional well-being. Well led, socially engaged play is vital for students to learn the requisite social and emotional skills of self-regulation, cooperation, teamwork, solving problems, imagination and creativity. In this experiential workshop participants learn fun, engaging and community building games and play activities that can be used in any setting alongside, and/or as part of the restorative circle process. Two texts will be given to each participant as part of this workshop: The Circle Process Guide by Annie O'Shaughnessy and the Games Manual by Howard Moody

Register on MLP

Seeking Support with Mindfulness, SEL or Trauma-Informed Practices?

Liane and Kate are here to support you in a variety of ways. We spend a good portion of our time in classrooms modeling these practices with students, offering workshops, facilitating learning experiences in small group settings, coaching, book studies and more! Please check our catalog for offerings that may be of interest. You can also sign up for our email blast of offerings ~ see below!

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Food for Thought: Gordon B. Hinckley

The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.