Self Care Resources

Audio Meditations

Sound Meditation

Helps quickly focus the mind and reduce distractions.

By focusing on a deliberate sound, e.g. the vibrations of a bell, you can calm and collect your attention.

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Open Awareness Meditation

Learning to let go and explore the experience of consciousness.

In Open Awareness Meditation, you allow your attention to remain open and vast, exploring the mystery of consciousness or awareness, the sense of infinity or boundarilessness that we discover when we let go of thought.

Breath Meditation

Helps Calm and Focus The Mind. Cultivates Inner Strength Over Difficult Emotions & States Of Mind.

By gently putting your attention on the breath – a universal aspect of human experience – you can create the experience of groundedness, creating distance between you and your thoughts.

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Love & Kindness

Creates Relaxation & Physical Awareness.

With Body Scan Meditation, you intentionally relax your body, helping you de-stress. These meditations can be used at night before bed to help you sleep more easily. It also cultivates awareness of our physical experience, so we become more attune to what’s happening in our bodies (and we can take care as we notice strain, injury, or tension). It also helps us be present, and fell like we’re here rather than lost in daydreams, worry, or distractions.

Body Scan Meditation

Creates Relaxation & Physical Awareness.

With Body Scan Meditation, you intentionally relax your body, helping you de-stress. These meditations can be used at night before bed to help you sleep more easily. It also cultivates awareness of our physical experience, so we become more attune to what’s happening in our bodies (and we can take care as we notice strain, injury, or tension). It also helps us be present, and fell like we’re here rather than lost in daydreams, worry, or distractions.

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Thought Bubble Meditation

Culticates Self-Knowledge, Calms A Busy Or Distracted Mind, And Gives Objectivity On Thought.

With Thought Bubble Meditation, you can cultivate the sense of ageny over your thought process. You do not have to feel like a marionette being pulled by whatever thoughts cross the screen of your mind. This medidation enables you to create space and also see more dispassionately what you habitually think about.

Mindful Eating

Experiencing Friendly.

Taking a very familiar action and experience, and breaking it down into its smallest component parts helps illustrate the relationship between thought (intention), automatic physiological responses (salivating), emotions (desire, expectations), and action (eating). It also introduces us to the beauty and complexity of very simple acts, bringing us to greater immediacy and appreciation for life as it is.
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Video & Activities to Explore

Building
Inner
strength

A Mindfulness & SEL Program
for Middle & High School Students

The Dynamics of Calm

Thinking Thanks

When we put our attention on the things we’re grateful for, we start noticing them more and more. We start sharpening our vision. Our surroundings might have looked bleak, then we start paying attention to the soft wind on our face, the feel of a  basketball in our hands, the sound of our friend’s voice, the smell of our dog when he comes over to say hello. The more we notice, the more we see in our environment, just as it is, that we appreciate. This practice builds your inner strength. 

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Sharing Thanks

An old song said, “Love isn’t love till you give it away.” When you feel thankful and share it, it’s like holding a tiny puppy or kitten in your hands and reaching over to give it to a friend. Sharing gratitude helps you appreciate it and feel it. We naturally take care around what we love and cherish. This creates a field of kindness all around us.

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Feeling Thanks

 

Gratitude is a feeling too. When we become mindful of the way appreciation changes the sensations and emotions we experience, we turn up the volume on the good vibe. In this practice, we’ll pay attention to the feeling of gratitude, helping wake up your body and your heart to the calming and strengthening feelings of care.

Growing Thanks

How do we amplify thankfulness in our world? In this practice, we’ll become mindful of what makes us feel gratitude and how to spread that to all the people around us. Visualizing care growing and expanding helps strengthen our muscles of commitment so we naturally express more kindness, patience, understanding, and strength. 

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Mental Health Resources

This youth-friendly specially curated Mental Health Resource kit provides a curated list of national and local free mental health resources. BIPOC and LGBTQ friendly.

All About the Teen Brain

The Science of Love & Kindness

Guess Who Meditates?!!

When You Need A Little Kindness

I’ll Be There: Friendship Songs

Expand & Feel Some Space