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Cultivating Mindfulness and Emotional Well-Being in Early Childhood - Shared screen with speaker view
Abby Aloni
17:01
Abby Aloni - Bernard Zell in Chicago
Anna Hartman
17:04
Hello and welcome!!
Janet Sear
17:12
Janet Sear BJE ECC Chicago
Julie Spitz
17:20
Julie Spitz Denver CO
Juli Klein
17:21
Juli Klein form Temple Beth Shalom in Hastings on Hudson NY
Faye Tonkonogy
17:21
Faye Tonkonogy Judy Gordon Early Learning Center Temple Israel Natick Ma
Nancy Siegel
17:25
Hello from NJ!
Chelsey Cohen
17:27
Hi everyone! I'm Chelsey Cohen, Miami, FL
Marci Flynn
17:34
Marci Sperling Flynn - Oak Park IL
Jessica Robins
17:35
Hello! Jessica Robins, Mandel JCC, Cleveland
lori-an penchansky
17:36
Lori-An Penchansky -Temple Sholom in Broomall (Philadelphia) PA
Stephanie Lerner
17:36
Stephanie Lerner, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland MA
Sasha Kopp
17:56
Sasha Kopp from The Jewish Education Project in NYC
Sheila Purdin
17:59
Mary, so nice to see you!!!
Sheila Purdin
18:15
Sheila Purdin, Denver, Colorado
Tami Mizrachi
18:23
Tami
Anna Hartman
18:42
—Mary Passell getting us started today with some words of Torah
Anna Hartman
19:31
—Genesis 2:7. Our breath is not our own—God blew life into our nostrils. We were given breath.
Anna Hartman
20:05
—Our inbreathe is the out breath of the plants and the trees and vice versa.
Anna Hartman
20:21
—Seeing our breath as a source of wonder and amazement.
Anna Hartman
20:39
—When we bring full attention to our breath, we come fully to life.
Chelsey Cohen
20:53
RELIEF
Anna Hartman
20:54
—Word or phrase you associate with breath/breathing?
Zahava Berman
20:59
strength
Marci Flynn
21:04
pause
Denise Moyes-Schnur
21:04
life
Marcia Stein
21:12
energy
Aileen Landau
21:12
calm
Stephanie Lerner
21:13
calm
Jessica Robins
21:15
Rhythm
Faye Tonkonogy
21:18
clear
Julie Spitz
21:20
peace
Robin Meyerowitz
21:25
joy
Sheila Purdin
21:41
life
Anna Hartman
22:08
—Short breathing exercise.
Anna Hartman
22:29
—Thinking about text, grateful for being breathed into this life
Anna Hartman
24:10
As your mind wanders, just come back to the breath
Anna Hartman
24:19
Feel yourself being breathed
Anna Hartman
24:28
Each breath we are given comes from the whole world
Faye Tonkonogy
26:12
Very calm and at peace
Anna Hartman
26:12
—How are you feeling right now? What did that exercise bring up for you?
Janet Sear
26:13
peaceful
Debbie Niderberg
26:22
relaxed
Denise Moyes-Schnur
26:28
peaceful and focused
Sharon Sherry
26:28
centered
Juli Klein
26:29
slowing down
Marcia Stein
26:42
centered
Ellyn Weisz
26:57
oneness with G d
Anna Hartman
27:13
—As crisis leaders, imp for us to take that time to check in and breathe
Abby Aloni
27:16
Thanks, Mary! You have a great voice for meditation!
Denise Moyes-Schnur
27:22
Thank you Mary- so beautiful!
Anna Hartman
27:46
Kol hakavod, Mary!
Nancy Siegel
29:09
Thank you, Mary! That was wonderful!
Sheila Purdin
29:25
Thanks, Mary. That felt great!
Anna Hartman
30:12
—Mindfulness as a tool for strengthening our mental and emotional health in ECE
Deborah Moukit
30:35
Will we be receiving copies of the slides?
Anna Hartman
30:51
—First part: focus on you; second part: focus on children.
Jenna Turner
31:39
The slides and recording will be available on jparadigm.org later this week!
Anna Hartman
32:54
—Mindfulness-based PD for educators
Anna Hartman
33:59
—Take the next 3 minutes to focus just on yourself, as Maura leads us
Anna Hartman
37:19
—A brief reflection after a technique is helpful.
Julie Spitz
37:41
Calmness
Abby Aloni
37:47
centered
Faye Tonkonogy
37:49
I felt my muscles relax
Sheila Purdin
37:49
Centered
Juli Klein
37:54
tingling in my fingers
Anna Hartman
37:56
(I noticed how cold it is in this room—my legs and feet are working hard to stay warm. I noticed I felt more alert when done)
Mary Passell
37:58
tension to relaxation
Ray Sherman
38:14
Peaceful
Janet Sear
38:31
calm
Anna Hartman
38:38
—What is mindfulness?
Anna Hartman
39:45
—When you are mindful, you are paying attention to the present moment. Don’t want to judge yourself. Want to just observe yourself, with kindness. Understand own thoughts and feelings so that you can respond to life with intention.
Anna Hartman
41:03
—The woman with the busy mind is mindful when she can acknowledge that her mind is full, without judgment
Anna Hartman
42:23
—mindfulness as a superpower
Anna Hartman
43:25
—“In our response lies our growth and our freedom” —Viktor Frankl
Anna Hartman
43:33
—Share a takeaway so far:
Faye Tonkonogy
43:47
It is important to be in the moment and take a break from stressful thoughts
Sasha Kopp
43:49
We can still feel feelings which making conscious choices in our behavior
Jenna Turner
43:55
take time to clear my mind
Marcia Stein
44:10
keep it simple which makes it accessible
Juli Klein
44:10
We can have feeling but how we act upon them is our choice
Marci Flynn
44:17
My mind is too full all the time!
Debbie Niderberg
44:20
Space is our power to choose our response
Anna Hartman
44:21
I don’t have to be the porcupine yelling, ahh! I could forge a pause instead
Abby Aloni
44:24
Mindfulness doesn’t necessarily mean your mind is not busy. It’s thinking about how we manage the business.
Anna Hartman
45:04
—“managing this business of living"
Anna Hartman
45:26
—Becoming more aware of the early indicators of stress
Debbie Niderberg
45:30
choosing a response with greater intention
Anna Hartman
46:04
—Stress isn’t always a bad thing. But when it’s continuous, it begins to change your brain
Anna Hartman
49:27
—Meditation and exercise decrease stress and improve your memory
Anna Hartman
50:15
Qs: How do you experience stress mentally, physically, and emotionally? And how does stress show up for you in your work as an educator?
Anna Hartman
01:03:15
Discussion: How could mindfulness benefit you and your school community?
Jenna Turner
01:05:33
I think that the school community could benefit from some shared experiences around mindfulness.
Anna Hartman
01:06:09
—I agree, Jenna—I am thinking about how to incorporate into staff meetings (at an adult level) and also to teach parents
Anna Hartman
01:06:37
—Now we are entering the portion of how we can engage in mindfulness with young children.
Jenna Turner
01:08:45
energizing
Anna Hartman
01:08:45
—Share a word or two about how that felt
Julie Spitz
01:08:55
joyful:)
Nancy Siegel
01:08:58
Contagious
Lisa Plotkin (she/her)
01:08:58
part of me didn't want to stop smiling.
Juli Klein
01:09:07
sweet!
Janet Sear
01:09:07
like a warm hug
Abby Aloni
01:09:20
It’s like yawns! You just can’t help doing it if someone else does it!
Nancy Siegel
01:09:21
Same @LisaPlotkin!
Anna Hartman
01:09:24
I felt connected to all of you
Sheila Purdin
01:09:44
I feel taller and lighter
Mary Passell
01:09:51
connection
Anna Hartman
01:09:54
—A practice for changing mood
Anna Hartman
01:11:40
(I find that ‘hese photos are also really calming. They add some perspective)
Anna Hartman
01:12:59
—Teacher and child benefits are similar. Developing sense of present moment awareness. Developing greater ability to tap into what is going on in our bodies, minds, and around us. With this sense of awareness we can regulate our emotions, manage the experience of having an emotion.
Anna Hartman
01:13:23
Self regulation then allows us to better attune to the emotions and needs of others
Anna Hartman
01:13:40
--Children are relying on us as emotional anchors.
Anna Hartman
01:14:01
—Children as sponges absorbing all of this
Anna Hartman
01:14:42
—We know that in general educators are stressed right now. Imp to give educators tools to increase their sense of wellbeing and resilience
Anna Hartman
01:15:38
—How can children benefit from practicing mindfulness? Learning self regulation skills. Learning how to pause and take tie to notice what is going on inside of their bodies. Through this will develop emotional literacy. Will learn to name when they need to take a break or create a shift.
Anna Hartman
01:15:54
—Talking to children about self care is something that can begin so early.
Anna Hartman
01:16:34
—Instilling this understanding of caring for emotional and mental health from a young age. Mindfulness can be a wonderful way into learning about our own self care and communicate our own needs.
Anna Hartman
01:17:00
—A focus on flexibility is what is needed here as we lead these practices with children.
Anna Hartman
01:17:18
—Mindfulness can involve movement and sensory experiences.
Anna Hartman
01:17:39
—Modifying the techniques will involve flexibility to meet the children where they are
Anna Hartman
01:17:49
—from 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length
Anna Hartman
01:18:01
—Modeling is v important.
Anna Hartman
01:18:28
—eg gestures, slowness, demonstrating with your body
Anna Hartman
01:18:36
Slowing your pace and tone
Anna Hartman
01:18:47
Using your own voice, but softening and slowing down
Anna Hartman
01:19:29
To communicate that that during mindfulness time, things will look and feel different than the rest of the day, though over time can create a cultural shift.
Anna Hartman
01:19:44
—Closing eyes may not feel safe to some.
Anna Hartman
01:20:10
Being in physical body or in silence are not comfortable for some, esp those who have expereinced trauma. Choices is key.
Anna Hartman
01:20:27
Incorporating pictures, nature sounds, music
Anna Hartman
01:24:11
—Utilizing reflection questions after the exercise. To get the children to think beyond the practice and connect not their lives outside of school.
Anna Hartman
01:26:00
—With younger children, important to keep it simple and repetitive.
Anna Hartman
01:26:30
—Encouraging at-home practice, a good way for parents and children to connect with children and learning about what is happening in the classroom.
Anna Hartman
01:27:04
—We will share these links/handouts after the session at Jparadigm.org/series
Anna Hartman
01:29:15
—Maura@calmclassroom.com
Anna Hartman
01:29:25
Will share in the notes form the session as well
Anna Hartman
01:30:33
Great question!!
Anna Hartman
01:30:51
—Please add any questions in the chat.
Sasha Kopp
01:31:33
I also think it’s an amazing technique to include for virtual learning too!
Abby Aloni
01:31:37
Robin - we have had discussions about what your eyes look like when you smile. We have them look in a mirror and then identify what they see. WE then notice that when we do the smile mindfulness activity
Abby Aloni
01:31:50
with masks on!
Robin Meyerowitz
01:32:18
Thank you abby great idea!
Julie Spitz
01:32:22
Thank you!!
Ellyn Weisz
01:32:47
thank you
Maura (Calm Classroom)
01:32:52
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dBMLdPFaJrO-BhS0tCK4uyzfxBus9Y2w/view?usp=sharing
Nancy Siegel
01:32:53
Thank you! Another wonderful Paradigm offering!
Faye Tonkonogy
01:32:56
Thank you
Abby Aloni
01:33:23
Thank you!