Monday, January 26, 2015

Reach Higher Conference

Each year, our district hosts its own conference to help counselor connect with other counselors to share ideas and research on programs that are successful in their given school. Our theme this year was "Reach Higher" and our counselors are doing exactly that! While I was able to attend a bunch of great seminars, one that stood out the most was " Trauma informed Yoga". We have a great high school counselor who teaches yoga outside of school and is very talented. She said for the longest time, she kept her school life separate  from her yoga life.. Until she realized that many of the strategies she was using in yoga could easily be applied to life as a school counselor- helping students with stress, anxiety,etc.

Now if you know me in real life, you know that I am NO yogi.. but she made it fun and simple to do. I am running a few different groups for anger, and low academics, and I think I could easily incorporate a few calming moves into my lessons. Below are a few pictures of the event and some of the programs that were offered throughout the day. 

If you are doing Yoga at your school, please share how you are implementing it and what is working for your kiddos!

Your Floridian Chick!

I never met a counselor who didn't like food:)