Occupational Therapy -> Self-regulation -> Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Resources

  • Mental Health Awareness preview

    Mental Health Awareness

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Mental Health Awareness. Kindness. All about me. Emotions. Express Needs. Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. OT. SLP. Classroom Resource. Teenagers. Teens.

  • My Thoughts Before Sleep preview

    My Thoughts Before Sleep

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Emotions. Express Needs. Sleeping. Behavior. Bedtime Routine. Anxiety. All About Me. Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. SLP. OT. Empty your thoughts before you fall asleep.

    Includes activity list
  • Deep Breathing Visual preview

    Deep Breathing Visual

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Deep breathing visual chart.

  • Teen Physical and Mental Hygiene image 1

    Teen Physical and Mental Hygiene

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Visual/Photo Resource. Hygiene. Teen Girls. Visual Support.

  • Zones of Regulation Activities preview

    Zones of Regulation Activities

    Glenna Nave

    List of activities to be used with each color zone to get back to the green zone.

    Includes activity list
  • Bedtime Checklist preview

    Bedtime Checklist

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Routine. Chore. Activities of Daily living. Occupational Therapy Resource. One bedtime checklist and two worksheets to initiate discussion about sleeping routine, relaxation, and if they have some ...

    Includes activity list
  • Help Kiki Color the Mandala preview

    Help Kiki Color the Mandala

    Kimberly Luster, COTA

    There are 8 pictures of mandalas to color and 1 sample page. Coloring can be helpful to reduce stress, improve attention to task, calmness, problem solving, fine motor skills, pre-writing skills, l...

  • Dice Game Stretch - Anxiety At Bay preview

    Dice Game Stretch - Anxiety At Bay

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Emotions. Needs. Mindfulness. All About Me. Occupational Therapy. Dice Game. Teletherapy. Roll dice or use the Reaction 1 Die or Dice feature in Teletherapy. Anxiety. Calming strategy. Introduce br...

    Includes activity list
  • I Calm Myself Down By... preview

    I Calm Myself Down By...

    Bethany Ayer

    A one page Resource which can be used for sensory regulation, self regulation, and calming strategies. This template provides suggestions as well as space for the client to draw or write the things...

  • Oopsy-Daisy National Day, June 8th preview

    Oopsy-Daisy National Day, June 8th

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    We’re all human, and we all make mistakes. Possible reasons for why this phrase is used include the idea that it sounds cute or innocent, or that it is a way to distract or amuse someone who has ma...

  • Kiki's Mood Match preview

    Kiki's Mood Match

    Bethany Ayer

    Emotional Regulation Resource. Mindfulness Resource. This is a two page document that uses concepts from the Zones of Regulation to identify emotions within yourself and others. This could also dou...

  • Super Hero Animal Interval preview

    Super Hero Animal Interval

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun with these animal moves as a great exercise and gross motor activity. This activity can help with sensory/emotional regulation, calming techniques, balance, coordination, and strengthening...

  • Outdoor Activity Recreation Hiking preview

    Outdoor Activity Recreation Hiking

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy. Outdoor Group Activity. Imagination Hiking. Language Resource. SLP. OT. Speech. Local Hiking Trail. Small Animals.

    Includes activity list
  • Let's Talk About Feelings preview

    Let's Talk About Feelings

    Kimberly Luster, COTA

    Kindness. Senses. Emotions. Say something nice. This has 4 pages about feelings (‘You Are’, ‘I am Feeling’, ‘Match the Feeling’, ‘When I Feel This… I Can…’), 1 page with images of movement activiti...

Reference links

  • Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity On Anxiety Author: Elizabeth Anderson1 and Geetha Shivakumar1,2, - Exercise and cognitively based distraction techniques were shown to have equal effectiveness at reducing state anxiety, however, exercise was more effective in reducing trait anxiety (Petruzzello et al., 1991).