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Dalai Lama Center :Wonderful New Heart-Mind Online Resources: How to Teach Kids About Heart-Mind Well-Being and Using Yoga to Help Teens Cope with Trauma and Stress.
HEART-MIND ONLINE RESOURCE:
Teaching Heart-Mind Well-Being: Sophie’s Heart – A Resource for K-3
“Even though Sophie was really, very smart, she felt she was missing something really, very important… It was Sophie’s heart.”
Storytelling is a powerful tool for teaching young children. It is likely that all of us can remember a particularly poignant tale from childhood – including the emotions it evoked and the message it conveyed.
That’s why the team at Heart-Mind Online developed a new story-based resource grounded in BC’s New Curriculum for teaching Heart-Mind Well-Being: Sophie’s Heart.
In Sophie’s Heart, a pint-sized robot recruits the reader to help her find her “missing” heart. The story guides the reader through series of animal encounters, in which Sophie and the reader must work together to help a turtle, fish, dolphin, monkey, and owl solve their social-emotional dilemmas, each corresponding to a different Heart-Mind quality. Simplified, child friendly language and engaging problem-based elements draw the young reader into the action and invite her to use her “heart” in the service of others.
NEW HEART-MIND ONLINE RESOURCE A Two Part Series:
A Heart-Mind Interview About Trauma, Stress, and Teens
Heart-Mind Yoga for Trauma and Stress
Did you know that yoga is one tool that we can offer teens to help them ride the waves of traumatic experience, manage everyday stressors, and heal the wounds of past traumas?
Heart-Mind Online partnered with trauma-informed yoga therapist Nicole Marcia to produce a two-part video series on helping teens cope with the effects of trauma.
Research has found that yoga and meditation are an effective strategy for managing trauma symptoms. In fact, yoga and meditation can have a positive impact on those who have experienced trauma that is similar in magnitude to that of anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants.
In the second part of the series Heart-Mind Yoga for Trauma and Stress Nicole introduces us to yoga as a tool for teens to use to manage stress – which is one of the most widespread symptoms of trauma, as well as a common root cause. Nicole then guides us through a simple and accessible 10-minute seated breath and movement practice