Mindfulness and self-care


Mindfulness and stress

Stress is a part of our lives... the stress of homework, relationships, driving, athletics, work, determining where we want to go and what we want to be in the future.  Some of these stresses are great, because they cause us to work towards our dreams, organize ourselves, and reach new goals.  However, at times this stress can manifest itself in unhelpful ways in our bodies: not sleeping, being easily agitated, difficulty focusing, or other disturbances to the functionality, or work-ability of life.  

This page is dedicated to equipping the Standley Lake student (and/or staff and parents) in CHOMPING at that that stress so that it stays helpful, and in line.   You will find mindfulness exercises, inspirational videos, articles, and websites where you can get more in 'tune'.  Feel free to 'subscribe' so you're updated if new content is added, as we'll strive to keep adding relevant content.
  1. 1.
    the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
    "their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
  2. 2.
    a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

 Web RESOURCES:APPS for Mindfulness and Self-Care 
 Greater good--Berkeley: This site has academic backing for why mindfulness practices are useful, and their potential impact in our lives.Finger Labyrinth: Android or Apple 
This activity is like a little maze, but the action of tracing your finger on a labyrinth is very focused, and therefore can calm your mind, reducing the distractions/overwhelm that is present when you are experiencing high stress.
 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)--Palouse Mindfulness (free 8 week course) 
 Making Friends with Yourself--Teen Mindfulness practices 
 Self-compassion assessment--Kristin Neff  Take this assessment if you want to see where you're at with regards to 'Being Kind to Yourself', or self-compassion.  There are enough critics out there in the world, don't be cruel to yourself ;). 

VIDEOS that are inspiring