One of the things I have noticed with teaching teens is the increased levels of anxiety that they are experiencing. A great deal of anxiety can be traced back to an original thought that once we begin to focus on can take on a life of its own until we literally cannot think of anything else. I was given this visualization and simple tool by my yoga teacher as a way to help manage the nature of the mind when it comes to thoughts with the hope of cultivating awareness and reducing triggers for stress. It uses a mobile phone as a reference to convey this idea which all teens can relate to as most of them have one. I believe in making things teen friendly and relevant as a way to offer them support!
Materials required – a mobile phone
How to facilitate it:
Karen Wightman is the founder of Creative Yogis. She is an experienced, local and international children’s yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer, and children’s art teacher.
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