Mindfulness: Practicing Mental Health & Well-Being, FREE Printable


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If you work with children who struggle with anxiety, self-regulation, or stress, then teaching mindfulness practices are for you.


Schools all over the world are now training teachers and support staff to teach mindfulness techniques--and to practice themselves for mental health well-being. 


Why Mindfulness in the Classroom?


According to the Positive Psychology Program

Mindfulness helps students and staff manage their stress more effectively and work through it more quickly. Frequent mindfulness practice—even micro-sessions of a few minutes or less—imparts health benefits. Research suggests that mindfulness programs can improve cognitive performance as well as resilience to stress.


Mindfulness practice can support children with:

  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empathy
  • Mood
  • Social Skills
  • Self-esteem
  •  Confidence
  • Attention & Focus

What is Mindfulness in the Classroom?

There are many approaches to teaching and practicing Mindfulness in the classroom.  The most important element is for students to learn how to pay attention to the present moment they are in, without dwelling on the past or future.  



Mindfulness can look like many things:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Using positive affirmations
  • Access to Sensory Tools 
  • Listening Focus (guided meditations, chimes, singing bowls)
  • Mindful Poses 
  • Mindful Walks

Mindfulness Affirmations and Quotes:

We practice simple Mindfulness strategies throughout the day.  Here are some of the mindfulness posters I have created and have placed throughout the classroom.


    

Check out my full package of posters in my TPT store.  Please share if you know other educators who are interested in adding some mindfulness sayings/affirmations.  

Of course, you don't have to be an educator to enjoy these. 


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What are some of the ways you practice Mindfulness?  Please comment below!

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