Did you know that Mindfulness is one of the first steps of Self-Regulation? Being mindful or using mindfulness is helpful when a child or an adult seeks for strategies that decrease the negative thoughts and worries in the mind. A wonderful way to practice mindfulness is breathing exercises. Encouraging children to take 3 deep breaths when they are feeling anxious, scared or angry can make a big difference to help bring them back to a calmer state of mind! Check out the link below to view some breathing techniques as provided by Conscious Discipline.
The students and staff at École Westhaven School continue to use the Zones of Regulation on a daily basis which helps students to regulate and control their emotions.