Pre-conference workshop: In Stressful Times: Mindfulness Methods to Promote Mental Health
This session is a separate registration.
Mindfulness is the non-judgmental observation of our physical surroundings, bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. Research evidence indicates mindfulness is an effective stress management strategy. Age-specific mindfulness activities can lessen student anxiety, heighten self-awareness, and foster social connectedness in K-12 and college classrooms impacted by COVID and related stressors. In this session, attendees learn about and practice multiple mindfulness techniques, including a head-to-toe “body scan” aimed at the identification and release of muscular tension, and a “five-senses exercise” that encourages the attentive, present-moment experience of each of the five senses in the perception of self and the surrounding physical and social environment.
1. Demonstrate two mindfulness methods for stress reduction.
Zebley Diaz (Moderator)
Editorial & Communications manager
Zebley Diaz currently serves as SOPHE's Editorial & Communications manager where she oversees management of Health Education and Behavior. Previously, she managed the Federal Bar Association's legal journal The Federal Lawyer. Zebley received her Masters in Strategic Communication from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She completed her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Hawaii in 2016.