Happy New Year?!

2019 has started off to be quite the swine πŸ– for some close friends and family. I thought it would be beneficial to share a recent Tools for Self Care sketchnote, for those moments when you need to STOP throughout your day.

  • Stop

  • Take a Breath

  • Observe within you and around you

  • Proceed Thoughtfully

πŸ’œFeel free to download, print, and share for yourself and loved ones.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our power to choose our response.
— Viktor E. Frankl

Resource list based on the Tools for Self-Care mindfulness workshop


Introduction to Mindfulness (animated) - Teaching Mindfulness To Children At Home And In Schools

Mind the Bump - Mindfulness and how the brain works

Gratitude - Moving Art, by Louie Schwartzberg; narration by Brother David Steindl-Rast

It’s Not about the Nail β€“ by Jason Headley

The STOP Practice β€“ by Dr. Elisha Goldstein 

Additional resources:

BC Crisis Centre - Guided mindfulness practices, videos, apps, articles 

Mindfulness Resource list - List of centres in the Vancouver area and online

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction β€“ Course offered at UFV

Mindful Schools -  Online courses to bring Mindfulness into K-12 classrooms

Still Quiet Place - Mindfulness for professionals working with children, led by Amy Saltzman

Buddha's Brain - Book by Rick Hansen, Ph.D. exploring neuroscience, happiness and managing the brain's negativity bias