Mindfulness

When thoughts are swirling in your head, mindfulness helps you take a break from everyday life and reconnect with the present moment. By helping your young people connect with what’s going on both inside and outside of themselves, you will help them better manage their anxiety and stress and develop resilience.
On this page, you will find information to help you learn about this practice, raise awareness among your students, and lead meditations in the classroom. To better guide you, all our content is organized by level: the higher the level, the more it represents an advanced level of practice.

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Level 1 : Special mindfulness mini-guide for schools
Level 1 : Special mindfulness mini-guide for schools
Info sheet

Find out how to practice mindfulness with your students with our comprehensive guide.

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LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
Lesson plan

A lesson plan to reflect on the notion of self-compassion with your students, with practical exercises to do at home to take care of themselves.

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LEVEL 2: LESSON PLAN: GRATITUDE
LEVEL 2: LESSON PLAN: GRATITUDE
Lesson plan

A lesson plan to help your students become more optimistic and resilient by becoming aware of the small pleasures in their daily lives.

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LEVEL 2: STUDENT PAMPHLET: LISTENING TO MUSIC MINDFULLY
LEVEL 2: STUDENT PAMPHLET: LISTENING TO MUSIC MINDFULLY
Info sheet

A mindfulness exercise on music to give to your students to practice at home

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Level 1 : Introducing students to mindfulness

Introduce your teens to the basic principles of mindfulness. Show it before the first practice session with students.

Level 1 : Lead a meditation in the classroom

Discover the experience of two teachers with mindfulness meditation in the classroom as well as a 5-step tutorial to lead your first meditation with your students.

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Practising meditation in class

Would you like to start practising mindfulness? Until you can lead meditations yourself, we invite you to try 3 meditations—written by Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, PhD, a psychologist and professor specializing in mindfulness in schools—that you can share with your students.

LEVEL 1 : FAST BREAK

Recommended time: in the morning before class or when students are restless.

Objective: help teens calm down and focus.

Listen to it on Google Podcast

Only available in French

LEVEL 1 : POSITIVE BODY IMAGE

Recommended time: in class or at home, at any time of the day.
Goal: Help your students develop a more positive body image.

Listen to it on Google Podcast

Only available in French

LEVEL 1 : BODY SCAN

Recommended time: any time of the day in class or at home.

Objective: help teens reconnect with their physical sensations and better manage their emotions.

Listen to it on Google Podcast

Only available in French

LEVEL 2 : DEALING WITH DIFFICULT EMOTIONS

Recommended time: in class or at home at any time of the day.
Goal: take a step back from emotions and manage difficult or unpleasant emotions.

Listen to it on Google Podcast

Only available in French

LEVEL 1 : MINDFUL EATING

Recommended time: any time of the day in class or at home.

Objective: introduce mindfulness in a fun way to help teens connect to the present and better manage their emotions.

Listen to it on Google Podcast

Only available in French

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Welcoming the foundation into your school

Workshop on mental health basics

This workshop, offered free of charge to schools, is intended for students in Grade 7 to 8. It is designed to give teens the keys to good mental health. Using these tools, they can:

  • Be introduced to the practice of mindfulness
  • Reduce the risk of developing anxiety and depression
  • Develop their ability to be introspective
  • Maintain good relationships with others
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STRESS MANAGEMENT

Find tips and educational activities on stress management in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s AdapT guide.

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