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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Emotions, Thoughts, Self-Compassion, and Self-Awareness

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels 

by Catharine Hannay

One of my main goals is to help teachers quickly and easily find the resources you need, for personal practice and for teaching adults or kids. This includes the hundreds of posts here at, as well as high-quality links from other sources. 

This time the focus is on noticing and accepting (without necessarily acting on) on our thoughts and feelings.

Activities and Practices for Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

As always, please use your own best judgment about what's appropriate for your particular context. If you're using the activities to teach others, consider factors like:

  • the age and interests of your students
  • how much training you have in teaching mindfulness and meditation
  • how comfortable your students or clients are with you and each other

Please don't lead any practices you haven't done personally, and please respect participants' decisions about how much personal information they choose to share with the group. 

Additional Self-Compassion Practices

Additional Activities for Kids

Advice and Teaching Tips for K-12

Song Playlists for Teachers

If you found these resources useful, you may also be interested in the following posts

and see the Mindfulness Resources page for many more posts about practicing and teaching mindfulness, compassion, and SEL.

About the Author

Catharine Hannay is the founder of and the author of Being You: A Girl’s Guide to Mindfulness, a workbook for teen girls on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance. Sales of the book help me continue to run with no sponsorship or advertising.)