Through learning about where emotions come from and how they are experienced children build emotional resilience. Children learn ways to release emotions in a constructive manner through reflective activities, body scan and mindful breathing. They also learn that it is part of the human experience to feel a range of emotions. These activities encourage the second element of self-compassion which is Humanity vs. Isolation. This lesson relates to science.
Social and Emotional Development:
Emotions are normalized and labelled. Children build awareness of their emotions and how to express and released them. Children develop a healthy relationship with their emotions and express rather than suppress them. Children feel a sense of belonging with the understanding that others feel similar emotions. They learn that they are not alone. This helps children to practice self-compassion.
Autonomy: Having a choice to respond to an emotion.