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Let me be your guide!
Over the last few years, resources on mindfulness and social emotional learning have proliferated and you may feel overwhelmed with where to start. That's how I can guide you. If you're going to invest, go with the best - start your program off under the guidance of a trained, certified, and experienced specialist. I have spent many years teaching, exploring, and training (and continue to train) in the sciences of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Movement & Yoga, Eco (Nature) Psychology, and more. This proprietary program blends each of these to empower Explorers with emotional intelligence life skills, or “Sm’Heart skills”, that will support mental health and well-being, now, and throughout life.
Thematic Learning Module Themes
Each learning module has a different mindfulness-based social-emotional learning theme that will be the focus of exploration around emotions, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors:
* Attention * Emotions * Thoughts (metacognition) * Cultivating Positivity * Compassion * Nonviolent Communication, and more!
Through a cohesive program, your students will explore and practice the essential life skills for working with negative emotions and experiences, while also increasing the capacity for positive emotions and experiences! Students learn to develop resilience, while also developing the skills for empathy and compassion. Many of the themes and lessons draw from the mysteries, metaphors, and magic of nature, and the nature of ther own minds, to help students learn about themselves, as well as their relationships and connectedness to others and the world around them.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our emotions, and to understand and respond effectively to the emotions of others. These are internal and interpersonal skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. According to CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to:
- understand and manage emotions
- set and achieve positive goals,
- feel and show empathy for others,
- establish and maintain positive relationships,
- and make responsible decisions.
Well-being is the most important education we can give to our students and ourselves!
Well-being is a skill, and like all skills it must be learned and practiced. Through the Mindful Explorers program, we cultivate the core competencies of emotional intelligence and essential life skills through exploration, regular practice and repetition to empower and equip students with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to move through the everyday challenges which arise in school, at home, and in life. The more our children/students practice healthy ways of responding to life in times of calm, the more prepared and available they are to take in higher learning and flourish.