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Blogs by Ms Jen.

Self-Care Stickies for Educators in the New Year

Self-Care Stickies for Educators

Learn how to improve your self-care practices using self-care stickies. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions. Happy New Year (if you celebrate that at this time of year)! It can be a great time to set personal goals. I will lose

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Ms. Jen's Self-Care Bingo for Educators and Other Helpers

Self-Care Bingo for Educators

While self-care is important every day, it’s especially important to focus on it in the fall when the layers of all things are rolling. It’s stressful because if you’re like me, you’re trying to juggle it all. Such as… Loving,

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Mindful Minutes for the Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Mindful Minutes in Your Classroom

Daily trauma-sensitive mindfulness practice at school can help youth and adults get regulated. When I introduce the concept of mindfulness to students of any age, I describe it as practicing a calm body, caring heart, and focused mind. When I

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The River of Feelings

The River of Feelings Improves Regulation

Thanks so much to everyone who joined my webinar with Brookes Publishing this week. I enjoyed teaching you about the River of Feelings, which is a visual from my new book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive

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Grounding Exercise

Grounding Technique for Students and Staff

It’s nearly back to school time for many of us as educators! It’s exciting. Of course, it can also be stressful. When experiencing stress responses, it can be helpful for students and staff in trauma-sensitive environments to use a grounding

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Why Trauma-Sensitive Schools?

Why Trauma-Sensitive Schools?

I’m very excited to help kick-off the Attachment & Trauma Network’s 2017 “Educating Traumatized Children” Summit by sharing why trauma-sensitive schools are so important. I also have a resource to give you. Childhood trauma negatively affects at least one in

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