The elementary school counseling small group aims to promote mindfulness
in upper elementary-aged students, focusing on mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful walking, non-judgment/self-acceptance, grounding, patience, letting go, gratitude, and more! Use these mindfulness activities in a small group counseling setting or in classroom guidance lessons.
From the group rationale: Current research suggests that mindfulness practices in schools result in reductions in behavior problems and aggression and increased happiness and ability to pay attention (Suttie, 2007). Mindfulness also helps students block out distractions (Kerr, et. al, 2011) and improve memory skills (Zeidan, Johnson, Diamond, David, & Goolkasian, 2010). On an individual level, mindfulness can increase positive emotions, while reducing stress (Keng, Smoski, & Robins, 2011).
⭐Rationale and purpose for group
⭐Pre-and Post-Test Screening Assessment
⭐12 Group Session Lesson Plans (all lesson plans include objectives, outline including scripts, materials list, and ASCA standards alignment)
⭐12 Mindful Mantras aligning with each group session
⭐Optional reflection journal
⭐All necessary handouts
⭐Objectives assessment checklist
❗This small group counseling program is also available in my group counseling curriculum bundle
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