It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
In an unhealthy “compulsive mode” I was shuffling through work papers and found this creative therapy I did a month or so ago.
I stopped and allowed myself the opportunity to notice and let go of my current state… And I allowed myself to breathe.
I am filled with gratitude for a cheap fude pen, the backsides of old paper and this gentle note to self. Wishing now that each one of you might create and and perhaps later find your own #gentlenotetoself
Things don’t change, but by and by our wishes change.
A Still Quiet Place presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman’s original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety.
One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within.
The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing.
I am hoping to use some to use this book this year to help create a culture of mindfulness in our classroom. I will be sharing a number of other books on mindfulness that I hope to use in the classroom this year.
-Adventures in Learning
We can’t successfully numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light.