192. Using Mindfulness As An Anxiety And Executive Functioning Strategy

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In this episode of School Counseling Simplified, your host, Rachelm, shares powerful mindfulness strategies for managing student anxiety and executive functioning. 

Here are some highlights:

  •  Mindfulness activates the prefrontal cortex and cingulate cortex, areas of the brain linked to attention, executive functions, and learning.

  • A study found students who practiced mindfulness improved their executive functioning skills like behavioral regulation.

  • Rachel demonstrated mindful breathing exercises like dragon breath and flower breath for elementary students.

  • Guided meditations can help students become aware of sounds in mindfulness session two.

  • Increasing sensory awareness through 5-4-3-2-1 grounding

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School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

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