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From a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset Using EFT

From a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset Using EFT

As a former school counselor, I often heard students say things like, “I can’t do it,” “It’s too hard,” or “I’m not good at (fill in the blank)”. According to the work of Carol Dweck, these statements reflect a Fixed Mindset. In other words, a Fixed Mindset depicts...

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Self-Care Series: SMART Goals

Self-Care Series: SMART Goals

It’s summertime here in the Northern Hemisphere and for educators, this is the perfect time to focus on self-care. If you’re like me, however, you make plans, set goals, and about halfway through the summer you notice that you haven’t even started your self-care...

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The Most Important Self-Care Strategy I Was Missing

The Most Important Self-Care Strategy I Was Missing

About 8 years ago, I thought I had a solid self-care routine. I was careful about what I ate, avoiding sugar and processed foods. I was exercising more than I ever had in my life, training for sprint triathlons 6 days per week, pushing my body beyond what I thought I...

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3 Ways to Cope with Educator Burnout using EFT

3 Ways to Cope with Educator Burnout using EFT

Take a quick peek at social media on a Sunday evening and you are bound to come across an education-related meme referencing the “Sunday Night Blues”. You may have even posted one yourself. You’re familiar with that sinking feeling; the one that comes over you when...

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What Can You Do When Your Worries Keep You Up at Night?

What Can You Do When Your Worries Keep You Up at Night?

Have you ever found yourself lying awake at night, tossing and turning because something happened during your day at school that still really bothers you? Your worries have taken over. You replay the situation over and over again in your head. Your emotions become...

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How This School Counselor Found EFT

How This School Counselor Found EFT

As a School Counselor with 25 years of experience, I tried every trick in the book to help my students cope with their emotional struggles and have used those same strategies for myself: deep breathing, meditation, visualization, reframing, positive thinking, etc. I...

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Why We Need EFT in Schools

Why We Need EFT in Schools

Throughout my 25 year career as a School Counselor, I saw a significant increase in the level of anxiety from the time I started, but particularly since the onset of Covid. When students came to my office for help, they were emotionally dysregulated. They were...

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