Self-awareness

Understanding your personality, strengths, values and reactions to difficulties are essential elements for making informed choices that are in line with yourself and developing an optimistic and resilient personality.
On this page, you will find practical information for helping your young people get to know themselves better and develop a positive relationship with themselves. 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: LESSON PLAN: IMAGINING YOUR FUTURE
LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: IMAGINING YOUR FUTURE
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A comprehensive lesson plan to get your students thinking about their life goals and values so that they can make decisions that are right for them.

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LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS
LEVEL 1: LESSON PLAN: UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS
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A complete lesson plan to help your students become aware of their strengths and improve their self-esteem.

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LEVEL 1: STUDENT TEST: FIGHTING INSTINCT
LEVEL 1: STUDENT TEST: FIGHTING INSTINCT
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A quiz and exercises to help your students become aware of their behaviours when faced with difficulties and better manage them.

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LEVEL 1 : Understanding how the adolescent brain works

Show your young people how their brains work and its effect on their daily lives. Show along with the animated videos about mindfulness and mentalization.

LEVEL 1 : Getting to know yourself better

Show your students this interview with Parker Courte Rathwell, athlete in cross country skaying, with lots of tips for self-awareness.

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External resources (3)

Recognizing and expressing your emotions

Find tips and educational activities to help teens recognize and express their emotions in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s AdapT guide.

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The VIA Institute on character personality

Do you want to help your young people learn more about themselves, their strengths and their values? The VIA survey is the only free scientific personality test in the world. Have your teens take this simple 15-minute personality test and help them discover their potential.

VIA personality test

Helping LGBTQI+ Youth with Caring

The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation presents the first practical intervention guide for those working with sexually and gender diverse youth: Helping LGBTQI+ Youth with Caring. This guide is intended to enhance and strengthen the support that practitioners can provide to youth who are part of the LGBTQI+ community, through a caring approach that promotes their full recognition and empowerment.

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