Mindfulness and SEL Programs
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Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning Programs

Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning Programs

 
In a school setting SEL and Mindfulness can benefit children, tweens and teens in the following:
- Help students maintain relationships
- Increase a greater understanding of emotions and experiences, which can promote empathy
-Maintain lasting relationships with teachers and peers to promote a collaborative learning culture in the classroom
-Strengthens student's social and emotional well being
-Enables students to feel comfortable, to feel a sense of control of their social environment and to have a more enjoyable and positive life experience
-Increase academic success
-Less emotional and mental distress, sel programs affect central executive functioning which improve students inhibitory control, planning and ability to switch attention from one task to another. 
-Students have lower levels of depression, physical and verbal aggression, and less disruptive behaviors  in a school setting.
-Children who learn mindfulness skills with SEL may be able to calm their emotions in a difficult situation.
-Builds students confidence and self esteem.

-Children will increase ways to manage stress through breathe awareness, meditation and healthy movement, practicing  ways to focus and concentrate, all while increasing their confidence and positive self- image. Children will become more empowered and increase self love. 

-Team work activities to build healthy relationships and connections with others, and increase ways to problem solve. 

Integrating Sel and Mindfulness
Integrating Sel and Mindfulness

Five competencies explained Casel have more fertile ground in which to grow and ultimately be embodied by students and adults alike.

Competency: Self Awareness
Competency: Self Awareness

Student's self awareness deepens when enhanced b the mindfulness practices of focusing attention and self compassion

Competency: Decision Making
Competency: Decision Making

Mindfulness increases cognitive flexibility and creativity, which gives students a wider range of responses to challenging situations.

Integrating Sel and Mindfulness
Integrating Sel and Mindfulness

Five competencies explained Casel have more fertile ground in which to grow and ultimately be embodied by students and adults alike.

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Reference; Casel, 2020
How do Mindfulness and SEL work together in a school setting? When taught together, social and emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.
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Why Mindfulness and SEL for Children, Teens and Adults?
Mindfulness and SEL offer essential  life skills that allow children, teens and adults to access their inner breathe, body and mindset in times of stress. When kids, teens and adults can activate their inner resources, they can meet challenges with a sense of personal power, and thrive in a variety of life's circumstances.

Having SEL and Mindfulness Programs in Your School:

Social Emotional Learning is a process, and therefore requires, time, patience, and especially educators that are committed to providing a safe and learning environment. We can assist you, your teachers,  in connecting your academics to our programs. We will design a program to meet the needs of your students!

 

Katie's Kids Yoga can bring an SEL and Mindfulness Program to your school setting! This can be done safely in person, pre-recorded and live/virtual classes!

Students participating in SEL programs also showed improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage stress, anxiety and depression and better attitudes about themselves, others and school. 

See Casel.Org , 2011, meta analysis of 213 studies involving 270,000 students.

Referenced Casel.org

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