To develop self-compassion to help children grow mentally healthy. To create minds that are strong to help children get through the tough times in their lives. This class relates to English.
Social and Emotional Development:
Children understand the difference between positive and negative self-judgement, what self-compassion and self-kindness are and how and when to apply self-kindness. Self- kindness as being kind and understanding toward oneself in instances of pain or failure rather than remaining harshly self-critical.
Children understand common humanity (or the common human experience) as perceiving one's experiences as normal and something common to all humanity and mindfulness. Children learn to practice mindfulness of breath and understand that they can use conscious breathing as a tool for cultivating better ways of thinking. Children understand loving-kindness meditation and how to use it to cultivate self-kindness.
Reference: Kristin Neff self-compassion.org
Engagement. Engagement with Self-kindness vs. Self-judgment. What does self-kindness look and sound like? What does self-judgement look and sounds like?