This lesson creates a foundation to thought awareness. Children learn about the frequency of thoughts and non-attachment to them. They also learn to slow thoughts down using their breath and let go of thoughts in a visualization. These activities encourage the third element of self-compassion which is Mindfulness vs Over-Identification. This lesson relates to Personal Development Health and Physical Education.
Social and Emotional Development:
Children become comfortable with the idea that having many thoughts is usual. They become self-compassionate when unhelpful thoughts come to mind. They learn that others have similar thought experiences. This enables children to relate to one another and fosters compassion towards others.
Interest. Children becoming interested in noticing their own thoughts.