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Sample slide content to promote student wellbeing

Brief mindfulness moment

Begin each class/meeting with a pause (1 min)

  • Feel your feet firmly on the floor and hands in lap.
  • Take a breath in, and a breath out.
  • Repeat two more times.

Check in

Offer an intention for the class or offer a meaningful quote (2-5 min)

  • Let’s bring our full attention to each other and the material offered today.
  • Find a quote to set a tone:
    • “Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment with curiosity and care.”
    • “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield
    • “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dali
  • Take the emotional temperature of the room:
    • What feeling do you bring to class today?
    • On a scale of 1-10 of stress (or wellbeing) from least to most, how do you score?


Conclude a class with a round robin or an invitation for self-care (1 min)

  • Demonstrate gratitude or kindness
  • Name what’s working well
  • Name one practice of self-care or for the next week