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Lesson 1: Self-Soothing
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Introduction to Mind Matters/Marshmallow Activity
Four Self-Soothing Skills
Lesson 2: Discover Emotions
15
Body Scan
Practice Identifying Emotions
Emotions: When They Work and When They Don’t
Lesson 3: The Difference Between Emotion and
Thought & The Internal Journal
29
Expressing Emotion or Thought
Emotion or Thought Chart
The Internal Journal
Lesson 4: Empathy
43
Building Empathy
Loving Kindness
Lesson 5: I Get By with a Little Help from My
Friends & Wheel of Awareness
55
Mapping Your Support System
Wheel of Awareness
Lesson 6: Compassion for the Hijacked Brain
67
Introduction of Trauma and ACE Questionnaire
Further Information on Trauma
Effects of Trauma on the Brain and Behavior
ACE Response Checklist
Hope: Methods to Build Your Brain
Lesson 7: Trauma Containment and Rhythm
83
Trauma Containment
Integrate the Senses Through Rhythm
Lesson 8: Tapping & Efficient Sleep
91
Learn Tapping
Efficient Sleep
Lesson 9: Let’s Get Moving
101
Let’s Get Moving
Join a Team or Club/Self-Defense
Practice Yoga
Exercise Program
Lesson 10: Life of Intention
111
Your Road Map for Life
SMARTER Goals
Tell Someone
Lesson 11: Code of Honor & Asking for Help
119
Code of Honor/The Honor Shield
Asking for Help
Lesson 12: The Ongoing Journey
127
Four New Skills
Personal Agreement Contract
Mind Matters Practice Record
Safe Place, Picture, and Anchor Object
Bibliography
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Toolkit: (Cardstock in Instructor Manual pocket)
1. Breath Exercises:
a. Focused Breathing
b. Three-Part Breath
c. Emotion and Thought Breath Exercise
2. Self-Soothing Skills:
a. Peripheral Vision
b. 5-4-3-2-1 Skill
c. Loving Kindness Exercise
3. Self-Awareness Skills:
a. Body Scan
b. Wheel of Awareness
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