Mindful Mondays

Calming Jar Instructions

September 20, 2019

A calming jar is a great way for young children to control their emotions and self regulate.

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Notice your surroundings and release the tension in your body to practice mindfulness and encourage calmness.

Youth and adults can learn to navigate stress through mindfulness

July 9, 2018

Everyday mindfulness is key to social and emotional health and well-being.

Emotions are contagious: Learn what science and research has to say about it

August 16, 2017

It’s true—emotions are contagious, and it’s called emotional contagion. Learn what science and research says about how easy it is to “catch” other’s emotions, positive and negative.

  • 4-H Mindful Monday: Nature Walks

    Often when we think of mindfulness, we think of meditation but mindfulness can be very active. This video explores how we can gain the benefits of mindfulness through the active practice of taking nature walks.

  • Heart Meditation

    Place your hands over your heart, close your eyes and just notice. Notice what your heart feels like beneath your hands. Notice how fast your heart is beating. There’s no need to judge or label what you feel, practice just noticing.

  • Noticing Meditation

    Noticing meditation is a great way to manage stress and feel calm when overwhelmed. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths. Notice things that your hear. Notice things that you smell. Notice things that you feel. Taking a moment to notice what is happening right now, in the present moment, can help you feel calm and regain your composure.