What helps you let go of the stress that builds up in your body? For Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Rebekah Kim, it’s getting outside for a walk. Rebekah shares her insights on mindful movement in this week’s video.
It is so important to take care of ourselves during this time. When we are our best selves, we can bring our best for our students and families.
Beginning Monday, April 20 and continuing each week through June, all Highline staff will receive an email highlighting three practices for health and wellbeing: a breathing technique, a movement exercise and a guided rest protocol. Share what you are learning and practicing on social media using #HPSWellness.
Every Friday in Highline Insider, our SEL Department will summarize the week’s strategies and make connections to existing SEL work.
You can also check back here anytime to see the information from previous weeks.
Director of Social Emotional Learning
Ben Guayan, ILED, shared in this week’s Highline Wellness tip that many of the same strategies he found effective before the pandemic are still helping him regulate and manage his stress now.
Why are mindful breathing and movement so important for wellness? Ben Gauyan, instructional leadership executive director, shares how they have helped him manage stress--now and before the pandemic.
Hilltop principal John Erickson reminded us, during our #HPSWellness video this week, that breathing exercises such as Breathing Ball and simple movements like Chair Cat Cow can activate our parasympathetic nervous system. This system, designed to calm the body and prevent it from overworking, stands in contrast to our sympathetic nervous system that prepares us for “fight or flight.” Find out more to help you lower your stress.
We are five weeks into our Highline Wellness practice. Have you been taking advantage of our tips and strategies for managing stress?
How to keep stress from turning into trauma by using these strategies on a regular, routine basis.
Feeling a little isolated and confined? Do you have a little cabin fever? Take a brain break and learn about this week’s wellness strategies.
Learn new strategies to build strong and sustainable coping skills during times of stress--starfish breathing, the standing kite and guided rest. And how to incorporate these strategies into our Signature SEL Practices.