We are deeper into the school year, and rolling! Part or our team is organizing various fundraisers in our school to raise money for our team. One sale item that seems really popular is the glitter jar! Remember the glitter jar we used in one of our mindfulness sessions last year? Well, we'll be selling them!
More news on that and other products will be coming soon.
On a different note, we are drafting a survey to give out to the students. If you were in the first two health cycles, you probably remember it. But this year, it'll be slightly different. Because we are focusing more on mindfulness, there will be a section in the survey about mindfulness and what students know about it. We are hoping to orient our sessions, both in school and after school, more on mindfulness, and our Wellness Fair this year will include more mindfulness as well.
But what is mindfulness? There are multiple definitions, some of which we have included in our survey. Two of the more common ones are:
1. Staying present and aware of your surroundings.
2. Observing the world in a non-judgmental way; being accepting.
Below, we have a few links that introduce mindfulness, the various aspects of it, and a few recordings you can listen to and follow along.
(The last link includes recordings which you can download that guide you through being mindful and meditating. We will be using some of these in our sessions.)
That's it for now! Make sure to keep updated to get more tips on mindfulness.
Remember our partnering with Attitudes in Reverse, with therapy dogs and volunteering? Well, we've gotten together with them again this year! On October 6th, we attended their Taste of Hope event sponsored by AIR, where five of our team went and preformed. Four read poems and one created an animation about hope and stress to showcase. It was a great success! Thank you, Attitudes in Reverse, for inviting us.
The pictures below are of us performing.
Our teacher, Dr. MC, was also there. She is in the middle holding Miki, the therapy dog, from AIR.