Are you being “Mind Full” or “Mindful?” Find out in our newest social-emotional learning video for families and parents!
Dieafrah Warner, counselor at North Euless Elementary, explains the difference in her presentation, “Managing Stress with Mindfulness.” She explains that not all stress is negative and there are pros and cons. However, when stress becomes overwhelming we need more “tools in our tool kit” to deal with it so that we avoid the negative impacts on our health and our relationships with others.
Dieafrah offers tips and activities that you can do anywhere and anytime to become more “Mindful” and “in the present,” a skill that young children -- and our pets! -- already possess.
Dieafrah says that nature, cooking, cleaning and breathing, and just using all our senses, can all help lower our stress levels if we practice “mindfulness.”