Feeling a anxious? Come visit the library. We have resources to help you manage anxiety. Need a quiet space to relax? Come zen out and colour away your stress at our Colour Me Calm station!
According to The Guardian, Students: 10 Ways to Beat Stress, easy, simple changes such as eating a varied diet and sleeping better can help you overcome stress and anxiety.
Have you tried meditation or mindfulness?
Browse the links below to find strategies on how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine:
This website has a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened to online. http://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/
Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
A new study shows that meditation opens the gateway to compassion
March 26, 2008 |By David Biello http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meditate-on-this-you-can-learn-to-be-more-compassionate/?print=true
Kids Relaxation http://kidsrelaxation.com/
This website has a variety of suggestions for teachers such as dragonfly breathing, Butterfly hugs (see educator resources)
Mindfulness Everyday http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/
Website with information about mindfulness includes some videos
Mindful Kids http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/
Strategies to use with children
Mindfulness in Schools http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/
MacLeans article on Mindfulness in schools
Article on teaching mindfulness to children