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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Wellness Strategy: Regulating Emotions

In a new webinar, Dr. Marc Brackett, Director at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, provides an overview of seven evidence-based strategies for regulating emotions at home during this time. Each strategy is summarized briefly below, and described in greater detail in the linked webinar.

  1. Physiological Regulation: As shared last week, mindful breathing is a strategy that is available to you under most circumstances, is easy to learn and practice, and has significant benefits for your ability to focus.
  2. Self-Care (Strong Immune System): Sleep, nutrition and exercise are more important now than ever to sustain a strong immune system.
  3. Healthy Relationships: Feeling safe, heard, and connected are also essential in our ability to support ourselves and those around us.
  4. Managing Your Thoughts: Positive self-talk, gratitude, compassion, reappraisal and problem-solving are all effective practices for managing and using your own brain and mental habits to be more supportive and effective during this time.
  5. Managing Your Life Smartly: Modifying and selecting situations to prevent stress, and having routines and setting daily goals.
  6. Doing Meaningful Things You Enjoy: Spirituality, hobbies, entertainment and taking a walk in nature.
  7. Forgiveness: Giving ourselves permission to fail and forgive.

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This is an evolving situation. Stay up to date by consulting the following webpages:

Good Hygiene

Please remind your student of the importance of following good hygiene practices that prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. See our guidelines for when to stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.