Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning
Why Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
Whether called grit, a growth mindset, or workplace readiness, Social Emotional Learning can do so much more. SEL supports individuals and groups to build more authentic and collaborative relationships, resolve conflict, develop coping skills, and enhance resilience to mitigate stress and adversity.
Facilitated by SEL specialists, Minding Your Mind’s programs invite participants to learn about how to support the development of social emotional skills and mindfulness to:
- decrease stress and anxiety
- improve engagement and attention
- support compassionate and respectful relationships
- develop a calmer and more predictable school, home, workplace, and community environment.
What is SEL?
Social emotional skills focus on self awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. They are defined as a process in which individuals acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions (CASEL).
Since many youth, as well as families and school personnel, have experienced trauma and may struggle with mental health challenges and conditions, Trauma-informed Social Emotional Learning practices are built into all SEL programs. Developing trauma-sensitive schools and communities with social emotional tools and mindfulness-based self-care practices can prevent compassion fatigue, burnout, and enable adults caring for youth to model and apply these strategies as well as communicate calmly and effectively with colleagues, parents, and caregivers.
Delivered virtually or in-person, Social Emotional Learning programs can be tailored to the audience’s needs and familiarity with SEL concepts as well as the hosting group’s objectives. Programs can be tailored to schools, community groups, workplaces, and conferences and typically range from 60-120 minutes.
Examples of programs include:
- Introduction to Social Emotional Learning.
- Building resilience and supporting youth stress, worries, and anxiety.
- Workplace SEL: Boosting your stress management skills.
There is a $500 fee for each workshop. In-person programs outside of Minding Your Mind’s primary service areas may incur a travel fee.
Adults living and working with children and youth of all ages.
Adults interested in mindfulness, stress management, and self-care.
“Linda was amazing! She was flexible with her material and really wanted to work with us so that we could get exactly what we wanted and needed from her presentation. She was professional and knowledgeable, but also approachable.”
— John Glenn Middle School
SEL programs are designed for a wide-range of audiences and can be customized for:
- Parent and caregiver groups
- School personnel and counseling professionals
- Community groups
- Workplaces and staff
- Conference participants
A Note for Educators
Educators and school personnel interact with students in a unique way and benefit from specific skills. Our program facilitators have experience working within school settings and can provide practical and realistic solutions.
What Audiences are Saying
“Linda was an excellent presenter and tailored her presentation to the needs of our clinical department. I appreciated the practical tools and opportunities for us to engage in relaxation techniques as a group. I would highly recommend her to my colleagues.” – Dedham High School, MA
“I find Linda to be extremely knowledgeable and easy to connect with. Always Excellent!” – Massachusetts PTA
“Linda was fantastic to work with from the initial planning until the completion. Her session was lively and enthusiastic. We loved having her and it was a perfect ending to our day. I’ve heard a ton of comments how much everyone enjoyed her presentation. Her tips and tools were tailored to the audience and her energy was contagious. Thanks so much!” – New England Relocation Group, MA