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Teacher Awareness is Key to Responsibly Sharing Mindfulness with Youth

This post appeared on Mindful Teachers , a wonderful site for anyone who works at the intersection of Mindfulness and Education. Catherine Hannay writes informative, insightful original content and shares voices in the field. Do visit her site, you’re in for a treat. by Amy Edelstein, from her book The Conscious Classroom: The Inner Strength System™ for Transforming the Teenage Mind Contemplative practices …

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Optimism, New Ideas, and Changes

By Alyson Showell LaPorta Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that we’re almost to the end of August. Summer has flown by, hasn’t it? As the new school year approaches, I find myself reflecting on how much has changed since this time last year. At Inner Strength, we’re (virtually) planning our fall programs, working with high schools to organize schedules …

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Making Space for Our Experience: A Body-Based Awareness Practice

This excerpt from my book was recently featured on Mindful Teacher . I thought I’d share it here for everyone who hasn’t read it in a while. I also wanted to send you to Mindful Teachers. It’s an incredible site and the founder Catherine Hannay approaches this work in a very thoughtful and original way. Do go visit and enjoy! …

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COVID-19 Developing Patience, Bringing Ease and Insight

The end of the school year is a special time. Conscious endings and appreciation for the heartwarming things that happened during the course of the year make all the difference. As educators, we need to learn to let go, nourish ourselves with lessons learned, and release ourselves to enjoy the downtime. In this episode of The Conscious Classroom, Amy Edelstein …

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Improving Friendship

Good relationships with adults and peers help teens navigate mental and emotional challenges more effectively than any other intervention. Friendships gone sour can snuff out the light of enthusiasm in an adolescent. How do we help our teens learn the art and science of friendship? In this Conscious Classroom episode, Amy Edelstein will map the cartography of friendship. She will …

Watch NBC10’s Aunyae Lachelle on Inner Strength Mindfulness

Philly Live highlights the Inner Strength mindfulness approach for their #mindPHL Wellness Corner for the weeklong Welcome America Celebration.  Watch the fun here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw_wfAsZmDQ Or read the article and guided meditation here:   Independence Blue Cross #mindPHL Wellness Corner: Relaxation and Stress Reduction  

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Addressing Our Interconnected Crises

Note: This month our blog post features words of wisdom from Inner Strength Founder and Executive Director Amy Edelstein, addressing the magnitude of changes occurring in our world. We are living in historic times and times where the outcome – the forward step or a painful slip back – depend on the depth of our own reflection and actions. Soul …

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Amplifying Celebration

Hard to believe, the end of the school year is upon us! In this Conscious Classroom Webinar, Amy Edelstein will lead you in some reflections and meditations that will celebrate the year’s victories, allow more challenging times to be assimilated and transformed into lessons learned, and consciously close the year so everyone can enjoy the summer break ahead. This episode …

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COVID-19: Self Care & Discovering Positivity

Resistance and frustration is an inevitable human reaction to the stressful conditions we are living in. We can learn to allow, observe, and be with our responses as they are, without creating more tension or negative self judgment. Self care means treating ourselves with kindness, learning how to be gentle when needed and how to turn our minds away from …

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Summer Break: Conscious Endings

The end of the school year is a special time. Conscious endings and appreciation for the heartwarming things that happened during the course of the year make all the difference. As educators, we need to learn to let go, nourish ourselves with lessons learned, and release ourselves to enjoy the downtime. In this episode of The Conscious Classroom, Amy Edelstein …