Explore these samples which come from a variety of the learning modules from our "Mindful Explorers" program to help give you a sense of what it would be like to have access to this program or curriculum. This module is not a complete representation of a full module but will provide a window into the possibilities for you as a member! Be sure to read the accompanying tutorial notes. Please read the accompanying notes on each link to better understand each section.
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Our program is geared towards elementary school-aged children – although it can be adapted up or down.
This is especially valuable for families with mixed ages at home or for classrooms.
Our Mindful Explorers program nurtures children’s social-emotional development for growing wise minds, compassionate hearts, and peaceful relationships at home, in school, and in life! Join our unique, self-paced journey and discover your inner Superpowers for resilience, happiness, and well-being. The program consists of a series of self-paced learning modules Each module has a different nature and social-emotional learning theme. A module is like a box full of goodies including a main lesson and extended activities to explore ~ stories, relaxation practices, creative art, and movement or outdoor adventures that the whole family can enjoy together!
There’s no prep for you – it’s ready to go!
There are also reflection questions, downloadable cards, or other materials to print so you can take your practices and projects offline.
Through our approach to “Pathways to Nature Connectedness”, we also hope our children will become inspired stewards and caretakers for protecting Mother Earth, including wildlife. There’s no wellbeing without nature’s wellbeing. It’s a reciprocal relationship and web. All of our themes draw from the mysteries, metaphors, and magic of nature to help learn about the nature of ourselves, as well as our connections and relationships to others and the world around us. We practice the skills to be mindful, kindful, and peaceful.
“After attending MKY Explorer program’s virtual open house, I knew it was just the thing to supplement our online school regimen. While we feel so “zoomed out,” the virtual program, which was so clearly thoughtfully curated and put together, is actually very well served and honored by the online format. The exercises are wonderfully guided with thoughtful images, videos, and music, which aid tremendously in engaging with the exercises. We are thrilled to be taking part in a program that allows us to pace ourselves, and have the freedom to return to lessons as needed, or desired.” ~ Parent, Annabelle Ioannides Healy
Our grown-up members receive Newsletters and Supplemental Notes and Resource Notes to go along with the ready-made lessons, stories, and activities (no planning). Families, or classrooms, can learn, practice, and grow skillfully, together. Some parents also take the course to learn for themselves, and in so doing, make a positive impact by leading and modeling these skills in their families!
“I just wanted you to know my 5yo son and I have been enjoying Mindful Kindful Youniversity. This last Saturday I had an extreme panic attack/ emotional and mental breakdown. It was kind of an out of body experience actually and really scared me because I was triggered and reacted to a stressful situation/ argument with my husband screaming and crying and just completely out of control… but to get back into control and calm down I started doing the rainbow exercise, looking for different colors of the rainbow in the room I was in and it helped to anchor me at the time. I was so glad I remembered and implemented a mindful kindful tool to help with my anxiety etc. it really helped a lot. Thank you.” ~ Parent, Haley Bingham
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your emotions, and to understand and respond effectively to the emotions of others. These are internal and interpersonal skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. According to CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to:
Emotions themselves aren’t bad or problematic.
Emotions only become problematic when you don’t know how to work with them and get stuck in the unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving. In our Explorers program we:
A relationship with nature can help tackle the crisis in mental health.
The relationship between people and the rest of nature, “Nature Connectedness”, is grounded in scientific study, and accepted internationally. Research evidence shows that improved nature connectedness benefits human wellbeing. And it’s a reciprocal relationship. Those who are more connected to nature exhibit more pro-environmental and conservation behaviors!
These are the pathways to nature connectedness, activities in nature that involve:
“Intellect alone is not enough to guide us. To shape the future of the twenty-first century we need something else. Without peace and happiness we cannot take care of ourselves; we cannot take care of other species and we cannot take care of the world. That is why it is important for us to live in such a way that every moment we are there deeply with our true presence, always alive and nourishing the insight of Interbeing.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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Your Mindfulness Coach and Guide,
~ Dee DiGioia (di JOY uh)
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