Resources for Physical, Emotional, and Mental Well-Being
Move Mindfully® is committed to working side by side with individuals and organizations to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being for everyone who works to protect the health and safety of youth and families in our communities. We are offering resources to provide support to families and children; recognizing our communities are experiencing many big emotions in response to the death of George Floyd.
We appreciate the opportunity to be present and hold space for each other as we express ourselves fully during these challenging times. Some of you have reached out looking for guidance and support as you help your children process and navigate these traumatic events.
Our Move Mindfully® videos address how to manage big emotions using breathwork, movement and rest practices. Here is one for older children/youth and one for younger children:
Wishing health and healing for all,
Kathy, Chrissy and Steph
Many organizations in our communities have been sharing wonderful resources. We have compiled a list of some we have found helpful:
Safe Space Radio: Podcast for Adults
Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long program is about talking to white kids about race and racism: how white parents, families, and teachers can learn to show up for racial justice in a way that will make a difference for generations to come. The show explores a wide variety of approaches with kids of all ages.
Talking Race with Young Children: Podcast for Adults
Even babies notice differences like skin color, eye shape and hair texture. Here’s how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children.
Healing Racial Trauma in the Body: Interview for Adults
We know that trauma resides in the nervous system, not the in the event itself. Minneapolis resident and author of “My Grandmother’s Hands”, Resmaa Menakem, speaks in this interview about the unhealed wound in American society from racial violence.
Code Switch: Podcast for Kids
When Colin Kaepernick stopped standing for the national anthem at NFL games it sparked a nationwide conversation about patriotism and police brutality. Black athletes using their platform to protest injustice has long been a tradition in American history. In this episode we tap in our friends at Throughline to explore three stories of protest that are rarely told but essential to understanding the current debate: the heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, the sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and the basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
Institutional Racism: Video for Kids
For 11-year-old Marley Dias, the call to activism began with books. Frustrated by not seeing other Black girls as the main characters in the books in her school library, she decided to take action and make a change. The wildly successful social media project, #1000blackgirlbooks, Dias launched nearly a year ago with the help of her mother, hit a nerve—and has exceeded its goal of collecting and distributing 1,000 books.
Sesame Street: Resources for Younger Children
When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.