Mindfulness Counseling Group - Strategies to Self-Reflect & Practice Mindfulness


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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Mindfulness can be incorporated into almost every aspect of students’ lives. By using the mindfulness strategies in this group students will react to challenging situations better and have strategies in place to ensure that they are able to learn and thrive at school and home.

Living with Intention Mindfulness Group is a low-prep 8-week upper elementary and middle school group set to ASCA Standards and Objectives. Group members will learn mindfulness strategies, self-reflect, practice communication, and more with each week's mindfulness activities.

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Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Mindfulness at School

Week 3: Mindfulness at Home

Week 4: Mindfulness with Friends + Conflict Resolution

Week 5: Mindfulness in the Community

Week 6: Mindfulness with Technology

Week 7: Mindfulness as a Calm Down Strategy

Week 8: Reflection


↠ Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.

↠ Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.

↠ Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!

↠ Outlines: Weekly, easy to follow outlines with objectives to meet ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

↠ Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including discussion games, bingo, charades, role play, and beach ball toss.

↠ Journals: Weekly journal prompts for self-reflection

↠ Guided Meditation: Includes 3 read aloud scripts and 3 audio MP3s

↠ Mindfulness Poster: Introduce each week’s new concept with a poster.

Discussion Prompts Include:

  • Discussion Beach Ball / Jenga Game 
  • Discussion Cards
  • Discussion Dice
  • Discussion Card Game 
  • Discussion Game 

Activities Include:

  • Charades
  • Bingo
  • Sticky Note Poster
  • Comic Book
  • Role Play
  • Interactive Worksheet
  • Breathing Exercise
  • DIY Guided Meditation



Each week students will learn mindfulness skills they can use at school and home for increased wellbeing. In addition, they will improve coping strategies, learn new calm down strategies, and practice self-reflection.

At a minimum, being in this counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy to implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. For tips on how to organize your small groups, check out this blog post I wrote. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, parents, or in your program report.

Also, make sure to track your data and compile it into an end of the year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

Living with Intention is designed for studentsin grades 4-8.


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