COVID-19 Exercising Choice, Building Stability

In times of challenge, like we are presented with now during the Coronavirus epidemic, when we feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to handle the situation, small tools and actions can help bring groundedness, stability, and courage into our lives. Join Amy Edelstein in this episode as she shares ways to exercise a degree of choice over our circumstances and in so …

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Inner Strength Has A Podcast!

We have some exciting news to share with all of you! Inner Strength now has a podcast which is available here and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and other popular podcast platforms. Called “The Conscious Classroom,” episodes feature Amy Edelstein exploring the world of mindfulness in education while sharing best classroom tools and practices for adolescents.  Amy discusses the importance …

COVID-19 Conscious Classroom

Life has been upended as we know it. Now more than ever, we need tools that will provide our students with calm during the storm, compassion when nerves are fraught, and curiosity about how we can emerge triumphant and proud. In this episode, Amy Edelstein looks at the coronavirus and what that means about priorities for ourselves and our students. …

Peace or Pressure? Supporting students during testing season

Teens are more stressed than ever before. The cloud of testing looms large over students and anxiety about grades and performance can incapacitate ordinarily happy kids. In this episode of The Conscious Classroom, Amy Edelstein will teach you how to help your students use mindfulness and other systems thinking practices to do their best and to gain confidence from the …

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Inner Strength’s Response to COVID-19

This is a time when we are all able to slow down and appreciate the many ways others are there for us, ways that communities support each other, and the most essential ways that we are one human family. Like other service providers who reach youth through the public school system, our in-school programming is on hiatus. However, we continue …

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Instructor Spotlight: Lina Blanchet

The vital work of Inner Strength could not be accomplished without the dedication of our instructors, so we’re going to be featuring some of our talented team in the Instructor Spotlight. Get to know the faces and people who give so much to move this work forward. For March, we’d like to introduce you to Lina Blanchet.    How did …

What Is Racial Literacy? Understanding the dynamics of race

Racial stress occurs every day in diverse classrooms. Tensions between students, between teachers, on the news all affect how well we connect and teach our students. In this powerful episode of The Conscious Classroom, Amy Edelstein shows how mindfulness skills can diffuse racial tension and create a classroom of openness, respect, and love. Apple Google Rss Spotify

Teen Mental Wellness: Promoting positive mental health

Holiday season is a time for family, warmth, and peace. For all too many of our students, holiday time is a time of stress, sadness, and distance between media images of gifts and neighborhoods of lack. Many teens, even those who come from stable homes experience depression and loneliness at this time. In this episode of The Conscious Classroom, Amy …

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Evolve Radio Explores Transformation for Troubled Teens

by Alyson Showell LaPorta How do we create a life and value system that creates a better world? If that seems like a huge, complicated question – that’s because it is! But it’s a question that needs to be asked – and answered – which Amy Edelstein did as a recent guest on Thomas Steinenger’s podcast Radio evolve Global. The …

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Protecting Your Inner Peace

by Alyson Showell LaPorta On Feb. 5th, Amy Edelstein and Alyson Showell LaPorta made their second appearance on “The Heart of the City” hosted by Malik Boyd on WWDM-AM, Talk 860 Radio. The theme of the show was “Protecting Your Inner Peace.” Together with Naimah Wilson, a mental health advocate, we spoke about various tools and strategies to protect an …