The Road to Rational Detachment
Rational Detachment is "the ability to manage your own behavior and attitude and not take the behavior of others personally.” That's also being mindful: When we're consciously aware of what we're feeling and what we're projecting. Find out how getting lost on a road trip helped Aryn Lietzke put things into perspective!
How to Set Limits
Setting effective limits is a powerful yet positive way to handle difficult situations. Download this free resource to help you help persons in your care manage their behavior.
Episode 12: Maria Navone
"I want staff to have faith that if they set a goal to help students who are acting out, to stick to it. Don't give up." Get Maria Navone's insight and tips from over 20 years of experience on how to mindfully manage student behavior:
4 Calming Techniques for Kids and Adults
When you give and give, you struggle to find time for yourself as well. What if you could slow everything down? The kids in this video explain how!
Behavior Is Communication
Behavior is communication--even with dementia and other cognitive disabilities. What has someone "said" to you today? Get tips for communicating through behavior, and use this meme to spread the message.
Teaching Staff About the Causes of Explosive Behavior
What does a can of soda-pop have to do with handling someone’s behavior? Find out how this simple analogy can make us better partners to the persons we help and serve.
How to Prevent Problem Behavior on Your Bus
Yes, you can ensure the safety of everyone on your school bus! Download this free guide to preventing and handling difficult behavior mindfully and safely.
How the Primal Brain Affects Behavior
Have you got students who scream and vent? There's a way to handle the primal brain, and it starts with mindfulness:
Episode 18: Jessica Minahan
If children learn coping strategies as early as possible, we can actually change their future--even with kids from serious traumatic backgrounds. Jessica Minahan shares her theories:
To Better Understand your Student
Want to understand your students better? Ask yourself, “What’s going on?” when they’re behaving! Spread the message with this meme:
10 Tips for Defusing Problem Behavior
Crisis behaviors don’t become fires without sparks. You need to be mindful of the warning signs that tell you when a student’s behavior is escalating. Watch this video:
How to Support Self-Regulation Across Disciplines
Do you work with a child who has meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns? Start building an empathic structure of support today! Download this free guide:
Episode 20: Laurie Barkin
When caring for people who experience trauma, we risk developing the same symptoms. This podcast teaches us to be mindful of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, and how to cope:
Your Mind is a Garden
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers…or you can grow weeds.” Spread this mindful message with this meme!
Restraint Reduction With Positive Behavior Supports and CPI Training
"In our school, you’ll notice a calm and quiet atmosphere. This is because we’ve changed our thinking about how to handle violent student behavior." Learn how Doug Johnson and Jennifer Taylor incorporated school-wide positive behavior support:
Debriefing Techniques: How to Use Them for Prevention
Therapeutic Rapport is essential to taking care of your staff when they deal with stressful or crisis situations. Learn how debriefing builds strength:
4 Tips for De-Escalating Behavior
Want to learn how to recognize the warning signs of crisis behavior at your workplace? Download this free guide and make your workplace safer for everyone:
Here’s How You Can Manage Your Anger
Being mindful gives you the chance to think constructively before acting destructively. The first step is noticing how you feel when you begin to get angry:
I Am Only One
We may sometimes feel that there’s no point in trying to make a difference, because we seem to be the only ones doing it. Yet we need to remember that even the smallest stone can cause a ripple effect that reaches further than we anticipated.
Emotional Self Regulation: Techniques for Teaching
Emotional self regulation means we can calm ourselves down and pick ourselves up. But it needs to be learned. Here’s how to teach this to students in need:
Episode 22: Dr. Dorothy Espelage
Has “bullying” become just another buzzword? Here’s a different take on this epidemic, and how we can be mindful of naming behaviors what they truly are:
How to Manage Passive-Aggressive Behavior in Your Classroom
Eye rolls, sighs, “Whatever”. . .what makes a person passive-aggressive? Learn how to build someone up and increase their self-awareness in this podcast:
Be the Peace
MLK challenged us to "Be the peace" that we are looking for in the world. Starting is as simple as being mindful, practicing positive behavior, and supporting others.
Top 10 PBIS
Unsure of what to do when a patient acts out? Or when a child throws a tantrum? These Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies can provide you with the right tools for effective behavior management.
Strategies for Parents to Cope With Children’s Difficult Behavior
If you don’t take time to recharge, you won’t have the energy to tackle problems that come up with your child. You say you have no time to relax? Try these tips:
Staying Well When You Have a Mental Illness
Mental illness affects overall physical health, and is often overlooked. Here are some thoughtful suggestions on how to help yourself or others be mindful and stay mentally healthy.
8 Tips to Safely Manage Disruptive Patrons
Disruptive patrons at your library? Unsure how to maintain a peaceful and calm environment? Learn effective and positive behavior intervention strategies to maintain a safe environment for yourself and other patrons.
The Surprising Way to Stay Safe From Fights
Personal safety is about much more than just practicing safety skills like disengagement. Understanding safety requires cultivating a state of awareness. Here's how to do it:
Love is All You Need
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that love was at the root of nonviolence and peace. Practice love and mindfulness, be an example to your loved ones and neighbors, and see how love can transform the world around you.
Episode 29: Carleen Doucet
When you have a school that practices full inclusion, you can have challenging students. Learn to recognize, manage, and de-escalate challenging behavior safely:
10 Behavior Management Strategies for Educational Assistants & Paraprofessionals
When you’re in the presence of an escalated student, the first thing to realize is YOU can actively manage the crisis situation. How to act, not react: