Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Identifying Feelings

Following a breathing exercise, scholars examine facial expressions and body posture to identify feelings. The exercise ends with a reflection.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Take pictures of learners making facial expressions, and display them with labels on a mindfulness-themed focus wall
  • Use the exercise anytime pupils require a brain break
Classroom Considerations
  • The third of eight exercises in a series about mindfulness
  • Find the breathing exercise in the first resource of the series
  • Boosts self-awareness—makes learners aware of their feelings and how others may observe them
  • Increases social awareness—allows peers to read feelings by watching others
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