The Mindful Teacher: How mindful practice can help you and your students stop stressing and start flourishing!

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Studies show that mindfulness skills are effective in managing stress and improving focus and productivity. More schools and businesses are now implementing mindfulness in their settings with positive results.

In my mindfulness workshops you will be introduced to practical mindful self-care strategies you can use right away to manage workplace stress for yourself and with your colleagues and students.

Mindfulness skills can assist you in promoting compassion satisfaction, which is the antidote for burnout. You will leave with practical tips to stop stressing and start flourishing.

Below are several mindful resources you can use personally or within your classroom. I have also used these resources with my children at home and have noticed the benefits that mindfulness can bring to my relationships. When I’m present and focused in the moment my patience and energy levels increase and my children respond better. If you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you!

For a free consultation contact me at 713-817-3523 or email sofias.sanctuary@gmail.com

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Using mindfulness to create positive change

Today’s Quote:

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
~Robyn Davidson

Reflection:

When do you know it’s time to make a change in your life? Sometimes the thought of starting something new can seem daunting. Starting a new job, moving to a new place, or changing the status of an intimate relationship are a few of the major life-changing decisions that can seem frightening or overwhelming. It’s fear of the unknown that can keep us stuck and ultimately make us feel miserable. So why is it that many of us choose to stay in situations or relationships that might no longer serve us or the people involved?

Sometimes, our lack of confidence in our ability to learn something new or make adjustments to new situations can prevent us from taking a risk worth pursuing. However, when we quiet the inner critic by accessing our innate wisdom we can allow ourselves to feel as “powerful and strong” as we allow ourselves to be. We can experience strength and perseverance by moving forward and leaving what kept us stuck in the past behind, where it belongs.

Ultimately the change you wish to make needs to come from within your heart and soul. No one else can make that decision for you. What they can do is provide support and encouragement along the way. We have to be willing to make mistakes and learn from them rather than be afraid. There is no perfect life and there is no one perfect decision. We are all learning and growing as we move along this life journey. Life is too short to stay stuck in something that is no longer working for us. This week think about something you wish to change. Try the guided meditation below and let me know how it works out for you. Good luck!

Today’s Practice:

Take 10 minutes to listen to this guided visualization on creating change.  Combining relaxation with visualization helps release the fear and stress of making a life-changing decision. We can create positive change in our lives to experience long-lasting happiness when we let go of fear. By envisioning ourselves making a wise-mind decision we can allow ourselves to feel “powerful and strong.”

 

This week’s book recommendations:




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I recommend products based on my own experience with the authors, book titles and/or items listed. These are my own personal recommendations and I have no direct partnership or affiliation with the authors or companies of these products.

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