Virtual Calming Corner

This Calming Corner is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Please use these resources to reflect, find peace, and care for yourself, Rebels!

Mindfulness

Imagine this scenario: A child is studying for a science test and is feeling anxious about it. They try to focus on their notecards, but the child’s thoughts keep drifting: I flunked the last test … The material is hard … Everyone gets it but me … I’m going to fail the class if my grades don’t improve.

What can help kids put the brakes on negative thoughts and concentrate on what’s in front of them? One answer may be mindfulness.

Learn about this technique for staying focused on the present and not letting thoughts, emotions, or trouble with self-control get in the way.

How to practice mindfulness

Train your mind with Lebron James

An app that reminds you to slowly breath in and out

Youtube station showing that you can do yoga at any age, size, or ability.

Compared to meditation, popping bubble wrap can help you de-stress faster. This is because popping a row of bubbles gives you instant gratification. In fact, a study found that popping bubble wrap for 60 seconds relieved as much stress as a 33-minute massage.