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Values: What are the things that matter, and how do we decide what to reach for?

September 9, 2019

Our sixth post in our psychological flexibility series is about values! Something that each one of our previous posts has touched on, but not fully explored. We have covered a lot of material in the last five posts, so let’s do a quick recap: first, remember that psychological flexibility is […]

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Self as Context: The observing-self v. the conceptualized-self

August 28, 2019

“Tell me a little bit about yourself…” is a standard question when meeting a new person in just about any context. Whether it is at a job interview, a party, school, or a first date, we all want to know a little bitabout the person we are with, and that question […]

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Mindfulness & flexible contact with the present moment

August 21, 2019

Our minds are constantly pulling us into the past, to relive different moments from our lives; or into the future, where we wonder about what possibilities could be out there. Although the ability think about the future is one of the great developments in human history it is not an […]

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Psychological Flexibility – Fusion v. Defusion

August 14, 2019

Throughout the day, all kinds of thoughts ‘Pop!’ into our heads. Sometimes they are pleasant, and sometimes they are not. Sometimes those thoughts are associated with things that are happening around us in any given moment, and sometimes those thoughts are associated only with what is going on inside of […]

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Psychological Flexibility – Acceptance v. Experiential Avoidance

August 10, 2019

“Metaphorically, acceptance means abandoning digging as a way out of a hole.” People are used to following a whole bunch of rules while we live our lives: you stop at red lights, when there is a line, stand in it, and never propose at someone else’ wedding! But there is an […]

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Psychological Flexibility: Time to relax my thinking

August 8, 2019

Psychological flexibility: the process of remaining fully in contact with the present moment, in a way that helps us act out behavior that is in line with our values, even in the face of difficult thoughts/emotions. Have you ever wished that you could control upsetting feelings of anxiety, fears, or […]

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Secret to Ending Bullying in School: Teaching Kindness

June 28, 2019

Approximately one third of American youth have been bullied, and the vast majority of bullying occurs on school grounds. It’s safe to say that this is an epidemic, and one that has not been effectively tamed in the last few decades. How Do We Stop Bullying? Zero Tolerance Schools are […]

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LoveLoud Partner

November 30, 2018

  We are so grateful for LoveLoud. Thank you Dan Reynolds for letting us be a LoveLoud partner for the last two years. We ending up taking our state ambassadors to the event our students had an amazing time.  

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Love These Assemblies? Check Out This Video

November 14, 2017

  Thanks to all for making our assemblies life changing. #stand4kind @foreignfiguresofficial @5050bmx

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Six strategies bus drivers can use to support students – By Dr. Lori Desautels

October 8, 2017

Relationships matter, and resilience research shows that one caring adult within the education system can make a huge difference to a student. I want to share how bus drivers, who are our initial and final school responders for students each day, can create attachment first thing in the morning and […]

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