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Mindfulness can start at any age, and Change to Chill has the right tools and activities to help anyone take a moment for themself, whether that means hitting the gym or taking out a box of colored pencils. Our mental health resources are designed for teens and their mentors to help them get better sleep, develop a support system, practice gratitude, and ultimately, adopt better daily habits.
By increasing awareness and balancing school and life, teens can gain a sense of calm amidst the chaos of school deadlines, family pressures, part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, and more. So, whether you’re a teen looking for relaxing activities, or a mentor seeking chill out activities for your teens, find all of the Change to Chill DIY activities in one place.
Explore our selection of mindfulness activity worksheets.Language Matters Sharing Your Story Safety Plan Crisis Resources Reflecting on Past/Current/Future States Feelings Wheel Teen Guide to Loss & Grieving Creating a Grief Support System Stress: What Brings It On What Is Stressing You Out? Three Good Things Mindful Walking Infographic Mindful Eating Infographic Mindful Eating Script Feeling Anxious? Values Circle Worksheet Gratitude Worksheet Sleep Tracker Better Sleep Tips Create the State You Want Worksheet Self Guided Imagery Worksheet Guided Imagery Step-by-Step Calm Practice Worksheet Stepping Outside the Box Worksheet Letter to Younger Self Box of Courage Activity Affirmations Activity
Meditation is among the top chill out activities. Listen to one of these audio meditations, then see how your body feels.
Seated pigeon – improves mobility
Cobra – releases pressure in the spine.
Dolphin – stretches the upper back and shoulders, hamstrings, calves and foot arches at the same time.
Frog – improves strength of connective tissue around the ankles and knees, which makes it a great warm-up movement prior to lower-body exercises.
Supported Backbends – they very lightly stretch tight spots, while giving athletes a chance for deep relaxation, which speeds up recovery.
Reclined Big Toe – strengthens the knees and can target the IT band (a common tight spot in runners) and can relieve backaches and sciatic pain. Using a band/strap makes it accessible for everyone.
Boat Pose – increases abdominal and hip flexor strength.
Bow Pose – stretches the front of the body, improves posture and strengthens the back muscles.
Choose from over fifty videos including mindfulness, mental health information, stress management instructions and webinars to find the best fit for you and your students.
Try this self-assessment tool to learn about your unique stress factors, such as where your stress is coming from, what’s causing it, and how you can Change to Chill.
Lead a lesson in mindfulness, life balance, mindful movement, guided imagery, mental remix or Change to Chill for athletes.
Looking for instant stress relief? Check out Chill Breaks! These activities help you stress less in a matter of minutes.
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