Technology and Mindfulness
Thank you to our school psychologist Andrew Nalepa, Phd, for this contribution:
“It may seem like you are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before, but you have a network of support at Skyline to help you in developing effective coping skills. One step is to increase your awareness of mindfulness and mindful practices – which can be a useful response to a variety of emotional wellness needs. There are many different ways to incorporate mindful practices into your everyday life to combat stress; however, it’s crucial to make time in your daily routine.
Regular practice will increase your success, and help you find the right ‘fit’. “
Smartphone applications are a popular way to explore mindfulness in a guided way, including:
Stop, Breathe, Think
Take a Break!
Grow: Mindfulness for Teens
Take a Chill
Using technology for mindfulness may seem contradictory at times, but these apps will likely be most effective with regular digital breaks- the key is finding balance!
Try one and let us know what you think!
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