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Mindfulness & Self Regulation

Hello Mindful Community!


A Mindfulness practice teaches us the benefit of pausing and bringing a sense of awareness to whatever is arising in the moment. When we pause mindfully, and step back from habitual reactions to our experiences, we are able to self - regulate and choose how we would like to move into the present.


“Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space, lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and freedom.” Viktor Frankl

Our practice of self-regulation through mindful awareness helps us to better develop relationships and

be intentional with our language choice which helps us build inclusivity, and a sense of safety and value in our connections. When we are in a state of mindfulness we create space to better recognise our patterns of thought and our reactionary behaviours, allowing us the opportunity to cultivate change through self kindness and to respond to our experiences and to others with authenticity.


When we pause intentionally through mindfulness we are connecting to our nervous system in a way that allows us to feel into our sensations and our emotions. When we notice the ground beneath our feet we let our nervous system know that we are safe in our space. When we relax our facial muscles around the eyes and the jaw, we notice the tension we are holding and showing to others, and we let it go. As we regulate our own state, and connect more deeply with our own experience, we notice that slowing down our breathing and relaxing into ourselves helps us to attune more easily with others and this in turn allows others to feel comfortable to connect with us.

Try these resources based on pausing and self regulation:


EE - KG - G1 - G2

These are practices to connect with your body and mind; an essential self-regulation skill. They are all by Cosmic Kids Yoga.


G3 - S4 - S5

By The Partnership in Education

By DBT-RU


Grade 6 - Grade 12

By VIA Character Strengths

By Smiling Mind


Staff and Parent Personal Practice

By Ana Liz Ceregatti

By Sara Garnier



We hope you find these helpful in sharing mindfulness and self regulation, and in building your individual practice.


Kindly,



The Mindfulness Team

Susie, Lola, Indira



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