Week 34 -- "Mind your mind: Practicing mindfulness to manage your emotions" -- Grade 9

Week 34 -- "Mind your mind: Practicing mindfulness to manage your emotions" -- Grade 9

Suite360 Student Lesson Name: Mind your mind: Practicing mindfulness to manage your emotions.

Brief Summary: You may have heard the term “mindfulness.” What does it really mean? It might help to know that the idea of mindfulness has been around a long time. It’s sometimes called being grounded or being centered. It is about being in the present moment, not thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Most teens are going through a lot right now, emotionally. They will need their parents, mentors, teachers, and other significant adults in the life on their side to cheer them on and cheer them up when things get tough. Mindfulness is one way to encourage kids to handle strong emotions

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Key Takeaways:

  • When you practice mindfulness, you are fully present in the moment, you are aware of where you are, you are aware of what you are doing, you are not overreacting or feeling overwhelmed.
  • Mindfulness is a great technique to work through stress.
  • Emotions can be challenging but with time, patience, and effort you can work through them.  

Continue the Conversation:

  • Why are emotions so difficult to deal with and work through?
  • How is time, patience, and effort important to working through difficult times?  
  • What are the  potential negative consequences of not working through your feelings?
  • What techniques do you currently use to deal with your emotions?
  • What are some things you can do to practice mindfulness?

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