Activity

Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Managing Stress

Let it go! As part of the Mindfulness series, pupils learn a technique to manage stress and strong emotions. While doing the deep breathing exercise, they imagine a train of stressful thoughts, take a step back, and let the train pass.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Share the series with parents, guardians, and caregivers
  • Consider letting class members conduct some of the activities
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth of eight activities in the Mindfulness series, each of which begins with the Breath Awareness activity
Pros
  • The train metaphor is very effective in teaching participants how to let go of their stress
  • Each exercise in the series includes reflection questions to discuss at the end of the activity
Cons
  • None