Be REAL Week 6 (10-week)




Coming Back to Balance (Part 2)


This week, our session continued to focus on emotion regulation. We practiced Yoga and Tuning into the Senses as ways to strengthen the mind-body connection.  We also did an activity that provides a foundation for self-compassion, How Would I Treat a Friend?


Strengthening The Mind-Body Connection

This week we practiced another yoga sequence for releasing muscular tension. You can download a PDF of the practice.

Remember, even a few gentle poses can make a significant difference in how you feel throughout the day. See if you can find time to pause and do two poses between classes or meetings. Another great time is taking 5-10 minutes for gentle movement before sleeping to help settle the mind

  Br Yoga Shorter Version




Noticing Your Inner Voice

The activity “How would you treat a friend” provides a foundation to self-compassion. It is common to be kinder to others than it is to ourselves. However, extending that same kindness, support and compassion towards ourselves is important because it helps us handle our emotions and difficult situations. Instead of denying our experiences or emotions, self- compassion allows us to accept our emotions and identify what we need to tend to our experiences. Visit the website for the script to do this activity again. 



Tuning into the Senses

Being mindful of our senses can help us connect more with our experiences. When we bring awareness to our senses, we can become fully immersed in the moment. Try our 7 minute practice Tuning into the Senses (Atención Plena en los Sentidos).


Home Practice

Noticing Practices

  • Your Inner Voice. How do you talk to yourself? Is it the same as how you would talk with a friend?
  • Mindful Check-In. How is your mind, body and heart feeling today? 

Guided & Reflective Practices


About Be REAL
Be REAL (Resilient Attitudes & Living) was developed at the University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-Being. The program’s aim is to promote the well-being of college students and staff by building skills to cope with emotions, navigate challenging situations, and strengthening internal awareness. Learn more.






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