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Start of Summer Giveaway From NEA Member Benefits

As a thank you for your tireless efforts and dedication this year, NEA Member Benefits is offering $150 Target gift cards to eight winners every week through July 6.

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Mindful Moment: Keep Calm and Carry On

This week’s CEA Mindful Moment focuses on how to stay calm when there is chaos raging around you.

Mindful Moment: A Pebble in Your Shoe

Life’s struggles can sometimes be like a pebble in your shoe. You have a choice to remove it and enhance your well-being or let it fester and become a bigger issue. Watch this week’s CEA Mindful Moments video and learn how to remove the pebble and not let issues overwhelm you.

Mindful Moment: Planting Seeds

In this week’s Mindful Moment video, CEA’s Kate Field discusses how cultivating plants can lower your stress and improve your outlook on life.

Mindful Moment: Relieve Tension

Simple acupressure techniques can help eliminate or reduce stress. Learn a few easy activities you can use and teach your students. Watch this week’s CEA Mindful Moment video.

Mindful Moment: Bird by Bird

This series of short videos from CEA Teacher Development Specialist Kate Field illustrates how mindfulness can enhance the overall well being of students and teachers. This week’s video is about the mindfulness lessons birds can teach us.

Let Go and Feel Free

Are you holding on to anger or resentment? They could be causing you undue anxiety and stress.

Watch this week’s CEA Mindful Moment video, and learn activities to help you let go and enhance your well-being.

Gratitude Helps Reduce Stress

Learn how taking a few minutes for gratitude meditation can increase positive feelings. Giving yourself regular reminders of what you’re most grateful for can have a powerful impact on your body and mind.

Find out more by watching this week’s CEA Mindful Moment video.

 

Mindful Moment: A Cup Of Tea

This series of short videos from CEA Teacher Development Specialist Kate Field illustrates how mindfulness can enhance the overall well being of students and teachers.

CEA Mindfulness Moment: The Power of Positive Images

These uncertain times are causing anxiety and stress. Wind down with weekly CEA Mindful Moments videos brought to you by CEA Teacher Development Specialist Kate Field, who shares uplifting stories and activities that can enhance your well-being.

 

Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique for raising moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts and feelings. During these challenging times, teachers share that they are feeling frustrated, exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed, tired, anxious, and unsure about the future.

“Many teachers are trying to figure out distance learning and how to make it work for all learners,” says Field. “You may be juggling teaching and parenting responsibilities at the same time, and you may be grieving a life you miss and wondering if and when things will return to normal.”

While encouraging teachers to validate their feelings and concerns, she also notes that we are all “architects of our own thinking” and that it is possible to create new pathways of thought by choosing what types of thinking to prune and what to foster.

“Purposeful and repetitive actions to rewire your brain can take as little as ten minutes a day,” she says. Get started by watching the video above.