Emotional Self-Awareness

Emotional self-awareness is the ability to recognize your feelings, differentiate between them, know why you are feeling these feelings, and recognize the impact your feelings have on others around you (Book & Stein, 2011)

The Zones of Regulation®

The Zones of Regulation® were created by Leah Kuypers to teach emotional self-regulation. To find more information about the Zones®, go to their website with the link below.

For Teachers
  1.  ​For teachers who are familiar with the Zones, here are a few classroom resources from their website, where more can also be found.                                                                                                                                                                                               - A resource for students to report and explore zone moments.                   http://www.zonesofregulation.com/uploads/3/4/1/7/34178767/zones_moment_of_the_week_check-in.pdf                           - A resource with self-monitoring tools  http://www.zonesofregulation.com/uploads/3/4/1/7/34178767/0.peck2_itsoktohaveredzonefeelings-addlhandout_cl.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  2. Classroom resource - printable cards that students can use to guide a 'break', specific to which zone they are identifying in.                                                                                                                                                                                         https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Self-Regulation-Break-Cards-1162684

Resources for Teaching Self-Awareness and Regulation

  1. Videos about recognizing and managing emotions

2. Mindfulness training tools for the classroom. Teachers can sign up for free and have access to the website

        https://www.calm.com/schools

3. Classroom Worksheets

       

          -Worksheet for associating feelings with parts of the body

        

          -Worksheet for managing fears 

          -Worksheet for exploring an emotion and finding a solution

4. Video and graphic on Breathing Exercises (Belly and Hand Breathing)

 

 

 

5. Grounding game and exercise 

 

 

 

 

6. Anger solution cards

7. 50 Calm Down Techniques 

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/stress-better/2016/09/50-calm-down-techniques-to-try-with-kids/

8. Calming Jars - webpage with instructions and videos

http://blissfulkids.com/mindfulness-kids-teens-calming-glitter-jar-aka-mind-jar/