Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Managing Stress

Help scholars manage stress with an activity that prompts them to think of their feelings as clouds floating over their heads. Learners identify their feelings, focus on their responses, and allow them to float away.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the poem somewhere in the classroom as a daily reminder 
  • Stop and bring attention to the cloud if you notice a class member feeling stressed
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth of eight mindfulness activities
  • Go back to the first activity in the series to find the breathing exercise
  • Includes a poem to help manage stress
  • Breathing calms nerves and anxious thoughts 
  • The activity ends with a reflection
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