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Starting the School Year Off With the Right Mindset

8/15/17

Mindfulness:

Presence and Awareness
Starting off a new school year can be challenging to switch from our too-short summer mode back to being organized and ready for classes, activities, clubs, or whatever else we're supposed to do and wanting to do.  Some of us can feel the pressure of all we now have on our plates.

 

In our busy world, our minds and bodies can respond to these changes and stress.  We may have a hard time slowing down for much needed resting moments. It is also easy to get stuck thinking about things in the past or the future, while forgetting to focus on the present here and now.


The benefits of mindfulness for children, teens, and adults are numerous, including increased health benefits, decreased stress, and increased resilience.


Mindfulness itself is a challenge to define, and it can be a challenge to get started. Some say mindfulness is not hard nor easy, but remembering to be mindful can be difficult especially when first attempting to establish the habit. Simply put, mindfulness is bringing our awareness to the present moment without judgement.  It can be practiced while being still or by mindful movements. There's a lot a great mindfulness information out there to help us out. To get started, click on the links below.

Be Well,

~Christina Souza

Socio-emotional Counselor, AHS

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News

12/5/17

Calling all swimmers, swim team members & water polo players!


Simpkins Swim Center will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard training course over AHS winter break the week of Jan. 8-12 every day so if you're interested in working as a lifeguard this summer at Simpkins or any other pool get started by getting certified to be a Red Cross Lifeguard!  

 

Flyers about all lifeguard training courses at Simpkins are available in the ASB Room E103 or view it online at scparks.com
 

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