Saturday, May 13
THIS WEEK’S LESSON
A helpful model for emotional regulation comes from psychotherapist Dan Seigel. He suggests that we should be aware of when we’re hyper-aroused (too much energy) and when we’re hypo-aroused (lack of energy) and should stay in the middle.
Optional Activity: To experience the difference between high energy and low energy, play a game of Dance and Freeze. The rules are simple:
- Play a song that’s fun to dance to.
- Invite everyone to dance.
- At random intervals, stop the song.
- When the song stops, everyone has to freeze.
Notice how it feels inside the body when you dance versus when you freeze. This is mindfulness!