Below is a brief overview of some of the things we cover:
Deep Breathing Exercises
Students focusing on their breath through teacher led step by step instructions.
Aim to tense and relax the whole body by starting with the head and neck and working all the way down to the toes. By focusing on each body part and tensing it for a set amount of time allows the mind to stay focused.
Listening to an audio clip through directed mindfulness or trying to develop this independently.
Student led descriptive texts based around relaxing places and trying to engage students to imagine they are in a specific place away from stress and worries.
Activities to clear the mind and focus on a specific task at present: Colouring in, reading, listening to music, friendship bracelets, playing cards, playing with playdoh.