ELMOtional Wellbeing – Mental Health Support for Big Feelings
In challenging times, it’s important that children and adults alike take care of themselves so that they can take care of each other. Sesame Workshop, the global nonprofit behind Sesame Street, is here for you.
No matter your age, here are ten resources to help you get started on your #EmotionalWellBeing journey.
Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing?— Elmo (@elmo) January 29, 2024
1. Showing We Care
This fun and interactive activity provides tips and tricks to help turn everyday moments into opportunities to rest, recharge, and reset.
Sometimes, adults need a reminder that taking care of themselves is not optional. These quick tips for self-care can help you the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed.
3. The Happiness Lab
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends teamed up with Yale University’s Dr. Laurie Santos to discuss all things happiness in this three-part podcast, available to listen to on Pushkin.
With help from some of the beloved characters and songs from Sesame Street, Dr. Santos explores why it’s never too early, or too late, to improve your emotional well-being.
4. Taking Care of Myself
This engaging webinar aims to help adults understand their own stress and acquire tools they can use to manage it in their daily lives.
Watch this webinar to recharge and stock your self-care tool kit with tips and tricks to try when stress sneaks in.
5. Stretch, Breathe, Move
Our bodies can teach us a lot about our feelings. These fun exercises are intended to help all ages to relax, refocus, and work through big feelings.
Help children connect with their brains and bodies to relax, refocus, or work through big feelings. After we notice how our bodies are feeling, we can think about what we are feeling and label it!
6. Connecting Mind, Body, and Heart
The mind-body connection is essential to being happy and healthy. Learn more about connecting your mind, body, and heart so that you can be your best self.
Children depend on caring grown-ups to learn and thrive in every way.
7. Goodnight, World!
Follow along and get some relaxing ZZZs with this podcast series brought to you by Sesame Workshop and Headspace Studios.
Goodnight, World! reimagines the popular sleepcast format to help children practice transitioning from their active days to naptime or bedtime.
8. Monster Meditation
Children and adults alike can benefit from meditation. Find out more in this video featuring Elmo and friends from all around the world.
Self-care strategies can help families focus and relax when big feelings come up.
9. Circles of Care
Even caretakers need to be cared for. These tips and tricks can help ensure you’re able to show up for yourself so that you can show up for others.
An interactive course that equips providers to better identify and support family, friend, and neighbor caregivers (FFNC’s).
10. Elmo’s Mindfulness Spectacular
Join Elmo and friends as he navigates the big feelings that come along with putting together a talent show in this 45-minute YouTube special.
Starring hilarious humans and monsters like Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Jenny Slate, and Juanpa Zurita, this talent show is for all ages.
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