BMMS Counselor's Corner
Week of December 14th, 2020
Counselor's Corner Newsletter
Counselor's away from school
We hope that you and your family enjoy the upcoming holiday season! - The Schafer family
Have a safe and happy holiday season! - The Taylor Family
Our new family member: Giggles the Cat.
Do More of What Makes You Happy
Think about what you enjoy and do more of it.
It goes without saying that experiencing more of what makes you happy should make you… well… happier. Yet sometimes the pleasurable activities in our lives get crowded out by responsibilities. Take advantage of your down time and the upcoming break and do things your enjoy.
List activities that make you happy — big or small — and do at least 1.
Not sure what makes you feel good? Here are tips to get you thinking:
- Remember what made you happy when you were a child
- Recall what you were doing last time you felt especially happy
- Ask a friend or family member when they last saw you feeling joyful and determine what triggered it
- Examine what you tend to look forward to — such as time alone, with others, or off work and special events — then see what exactly it is about these things that inspires your happiness and how you can bring more of them into your life.
Enjoying the outdoors, walking with a family member, reading fiction, browsing old photos, listening to favorite music, — many of which are consistent with social distancing practices — that make some people happy. Write your happiness activities on your calendar to firm up your commitment.
Looking more ways to feel happy? https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/08/13/how-to-be-happy/?sh=6396d2913f9a
A few words from Ms. Rosalinda... BMMS Student Services Coordinator
I have been watching the news and listening to what people have to say about everything that is going on. I realized that my mood and feelings in general changed after listening to what other people had to say. Most people talking about current events are not very positive and that made me feel worried and sad, but there were few people who were positive and hopeful and that was uplifting. I felt better and hopeful. I already know what is happening like COVID and other things. Why do people's words have the power to change how I feel right after I hear them? I guess the answer is that “words matter.”
It’s clear that words can be uplifting or damaging, words encourage or discourage. Words create filters through which people view the world, and even a single word can make the difference between having a good or a bad day. Our own words affect us and others either positively or negatively, Speaking kindly even in self-talk is healthy and makes everything better. It is important to feel better to be kind to yourself using positive words about you, and also use positive words when talking to and about others.
My words to you is that “You are awesome!”
The Mindful Minute Be Kind -STOP Thoughts
TEACHER OFFICE HOURS
SEL Lesson Thrively- Relationship Skills
This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Relationship Skills and how it can help strengthen your relationships and navigate friendships. Take a few minutes to check this out.
To access Thrively please click on the link below
Once prompted enter your username and password which are the following
Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)
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.
This activity should take you less than 20 minutes.
Free Parent Classes
BMMS Counselor Contact information
Mrs Taylor (A-Ho, GATE): -(858) 376-7045- email@example.com
Mr. Lightner (Hu-Me): - (858) 218-6586 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Schafer (Mi-Z, AVID) - (619) 839-5650 - email@example.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.