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Wellness Resource Spotlight – Stress Buster: Mindfulness Practices

The stress buster playbook developed by the former CA Surgeon General has been synthesized into an actionable one-pager available in both English and Spanish!

Stress Buster: Mindfulness Practices

One of the seven stress busting strategies is mindfulness practices. As outlined in the playbook, “Mindfulness can help strengthen the brain pathways that actively buffer the stress response, helping you regulate your stress response more easily.”

The holiday season can be a time of high stress for many people due to difficult family relationships, unrealistic expectations, and financial strain. Check out these these 4 Holiday Tips and 11 Meditation courses from Headspace (which is free for educators!), and these 25 tips for dealing with difficult family members during the holidays.

For many others, this may also be a time of grief for lost loved ones. Check out this list of ways to cope during the holidays if you or someone you know is struggling with loss.