PSELI Brunch & Learn – November 1, 2018

At the OST PSELI Brunch and Learn on November 1, 2018, attendees experimented with mindfulness practices and learned how they can use the tools to be true role-models of social and emotional intelligence. See below for a recap of the practices:

· Pause frequently in silence – “Everything begins and ends with quiet and rest” – this is a signature SEL “micro-practice” written into Afternoon Meeting Lesson Plans. Use this phrase for a ten-second pause during the moments of transition throughout the day.

· R.A.I.N. (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) for Self-Compassion – practice when you are facing a challenging relationship or situation as a way to ease difficult emotions.

· S.T.O.P. (Stop, Take a Breath, Observe inner and outer experience, Proceed with kindness) – a practice when you are overwhelmed or triggered.

· T.H.I.N.K. before you speak by asking yourself – is what I have to say True, Helpful, Informed, Necessary and Kind?

· Hand Model of the Brain by Dr Dan Siegel – these SEL practices can rewire our brain for greater focus, emotional regulation and empathy. Learn more about the science behind mindfulness-based SEL practice in this video by Dr. Dan Siegel.

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