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Relaxations stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com. Proud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organization promoting content just for children.
 
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I don’t know about you, but I have really loved this month’s Small Group Series! I am super passionate about this topic and hope you feel prepared for next school year after listening to these episodes. I can’t believe school will be starting soon, but it’s the perfect time to talk about something very important: small group curriculum. You may be …
 
For today’s “small group series” episode, I’ll be talking about how to organize your small group materials to incentivize attendance. I’m sure you're thinking that those two things don’t relate at all. I promise it will make more sense once you listen to my suggestions! I’m sure we can all agree that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily wo…
 
Brett Johnson, the new owner of Ipswich Town Football Club, joins Phil to discuss why connecting with the supporters matters, qualities of good leadership that are important to him and how empowering your staff makes all the difference. In 2005, Mr. Johnson founded and is the CEO of Benevolent Capital (www.benevolentcapital.com), a family office wi…
 
I’m excited to share this episode with you this week while I’m at the ASCA Conference! Make sure to come say hello if you see me! I’m also excited because this week I’ll be talking about small groups again. The students in these groups are the ones that need more than that in class lesson but aren’t in need of that individual session. So how do we …
 
Mike Cardus joins Phil to discuss how Experiential Education informs his work in Organizational Development, how the front loading of activities needs to be adapted when working with corporate audiences and how having hundreds of hula hoops at home can affect how your job is perceived by others. Mike has focused expertise in team building, manageri…
 
As you begin to think about going back to school, it’s the perfect time to think about how to best establish small groups. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing a new deep dive series on small groups so that you can feel prepared to dive right into forming effective small groups! In the following episodes I’ll discuss using small group data, organ…
 
Today’s episode is a great one because you get a sneak peek into my new counselor bootcamp! Now if you’re not a new counselor, believe me you’ll still want to listen. Newbie or veteran, I’m always here to support my fellow counselors no matter which stage you’re in! This episode will help those of you in all different seasons of your counseling car…
 
I’m pretty sure every school counselor has a vision of how they want their office to be decorated. Whether it’s the organization or decorations, there is nothing quite like the moment you have your first job after graduating. That is why I was pretty surprised when I found out my first office was going to be shared with the school psychologist. The…
 
In this episode aimed answering your questions, Phil read out some of the podcast reviews and answered the following questions; - Is there room for introverts in facilitation? - How do you stay genuine in a "performancy" profession? - What is your favorite icebreaker question? - Best closing to a single day program? - Most under-appreciated facilit…
 
On today’s episode we have two special guests that are joining me after they’ve completed the Stress Free School Counseling course. They share the specific tools that transformed their counseling programs at their schools. If you have been at all curious of what the course entails, this episode will give you all that information! You’ll find that b…
 
In this episode, guests David Christian PhD (Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of Arkansas) and Danny McCarty PhD (Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of South Alabama) discuss; - Adventure Therapy - Adlerian Theory - Their article - "Using an Adventure Therapy Activity to Assess the Adlerian Li…
 
I am SO excited to introduce you to the newest member of Bright Futures, Rebekah Murphy. I’m sure you’ll see Rebekah on social media and now that she’s a member of the team please say hello! Rebekah has been a school counselor in Kentucky for five years at the elementary level. She has a range of skills and it is easy to see that she is passionate …
 
This was a live audience episode recorded for the 2021 Virtual BOOST (Best of out-of-school time) Conference. Phil was joined by High 5 Trainer Rich Keegan, Justin McGlamery who is founder and Chief Locus Focuser for Focus Your Locus Teambuilding Training and Development and also Chris Ortiz, the Program Director for the Team Development Center at …
 
One of the many reasons we become school counselors is to be able to provide support to students when they’re experiencing a crisis. We are often given the infamous walkie talkie in order to be prepared for those exact situations. It’s never long, however, until that crisis intervention begins interfering with the other duties we perform throughout…
 
This week's guest, Andrew Alexander King, is a surfer, climber and mountaineer who is currently attempting to be the 1st African American to summit the highest mountain and highest volcano on each continent, 14 in total. We discuss how adventure became a part of his life, his thoughts on being a role model and mentor to younger climbers and surfers…
 
This month I really focused on how to use scheduling, organization, and data collection to reach more students and advocate for your role. To end the month-long series, I’ll be sharing twelve strategies to increase your impact and get the recognition you deserve. As always, the simple changes I suggest will increase your efficacy and your time! I k…
 
The last two weeks I went over a scheduling tool and an organizational hack to introduce my month-long series on reaching more students and advocating for your role. This week I’ll be talking about data collection and really touching upon my end of the year report. This is a great opportunity to reflect on all of the services you’ve provided! Let’s…
 
Last week we started the month-long series on reaching more students than ever before and advocating for your role. For week two, we are talking about a simple yet effective organizational tool. I started using this just last year and I could pinch myself for not using it sooner. What is it you ask? A counseling log! This may seem pretty basic, but…
 
Over the next four weeks I’m going to be putting the “simple” into School Counseling Simplified. With the end of the school year approaching, I am not here to add something more to your plate. In fact, some of the strategies I will be referring to you’re probably already practicing. It’s just a matter of making small changes for big impact! This we…
 
Vishwas Parchure, Director of the Experiential Leadership Institute in Pune India, discusses with Phil his first experiences with working in the outdoors, his thoughts on conditioning, conduct and consciousness and answers the question; can facilitation be taught? Watch his Ewald and Hahn Address from the 2020 International AEE conference - You can…
 
As a wrap up of our month of individual sessions, today’s episode is about how to facilitate individual counseling sessions. These sessions used to be intimidating to me compared to group sessions and classroom lessons. That’s why I created a plan which has allowed me to love individual sessions. I’m not sure about you, but I feel much more confide…
 
Romy Alexandra joins Phil to discuss her introduction to the world of Experiential Learning and then shares clear explanations of both the Experiential Learning Cycle and the Experiential Learning Styles. You can get in touch and follow Romy at the following; LinkedIn - Romy Alexandra Instagram - @trainingbyromy FB - Romy Alexandra: Experiential Le…
 
Let me ask you this, do you have time to reinvent the wheel? If you’re a school counselor listening to this episode I can almost guarantee you do not! That’s why I’ve created these data collection strategies that can be used across the board. Last month I talked about collecting data in small group sessions and this episode will provide some overla…
 
The Training team (Chris, Lisa, Rich and Phil) talk about the different forms of documentation Challenge Course professionals should be aware of, including; - Local Operating Procedures (LOPs) - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - Inspection Reports - Challenge Course Portfolios This episode is supported by Sticker Mule - stickermule.com…
 
Last week, I talked about how to get started with individual counseling sessions. This week we’re looking at how to collaborate with parents and teachers to best support your individual students. It’s important to remember that you only see your individual students for a small portion of time, the teachers see the student for another portion of tim…
 
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Happy April! Over the past couple months I’ve shared information on classroom lessons (tier 1) and small groups (tier 2). This month we are starting a new series all about individual counseling. Individual counseling sessions are created for tier 3 students. These are the students who need additional intervention and would benefit from a one-on-one…
 
In this bonus episode for parents, caregivers, and educators, Chanel shares her favourite mindfulness meditation practice called Mettā Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. This is a practice that comes from Buddhism and its intention is to cultivate an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards ourself and others, by repeating short phrases…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I have a special guest on! I interview Richard Capriola about adolescent substance abuse and his new book, The Addicted Child. Join my school counselor membership IMPACT here! https://helptheaddictedchild.com/ Get the book here. Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Face…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode I do a complete walkthrough of a mock small group. I show you step-by-step how to facilitate a group counseling session. Join my school counselor membership IMPACT here! Watch me facilitate a mock small group on YouTube! Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Grou…
 
Todd Brown (Director of Challenge Course Services, High 5) and Ian Doak (Assistant Director of Challenge Course Services, High 5) discuss with Phil the process of a new installation of a challenge course; - What our program design process looks like - How to budget for a new program - How to find the perfect location - Training considerations when …
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode I share 2 strategies for collecting data in small group counseling. Join my school counselor membership IMPACT here! Self-Assessments Behavior Progress Monitoring Forms Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Couns…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I share the 5 components of an engaging small group. >>> Download your free group session here! Free Resource Library - Feelings Check and Confidentiality Poster Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling …
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I share how to start a small group including how to use a referral-based system and schedule sessions. >>> Download your FREE small group session with video guide HERE! Permission Slip freebie Elementary School Counselor Exchange FB Group Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook…
 
Phil chats with fellow facilitator and podcaster Leanne Hughes about how she began in facilitation, her advice for emerging professionals and how we describe the work we do; Facilitator vs Trainer vs Educator. Find Leanne's podcast by searching First Time Facilitator and find more information about her work on her website: www.leannehughes.com…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I share 3 tech tools to help teachers sign up for class lessons; saving your time and sanity! Calendly Stress Free School Counseling Freebie Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling Simplified please sub…
 
Todd Brown (Director of Challenge Course Services, High 5) and Ian Doak (Assistant Director of Challenge Course Services, High 5) discuss with Phil the process of an inspection of your challenge course; how to prepare for the inspection, what to expect on the day, and some best practices/pitfalls our inspectors have seen. Learn more about our inspe…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I share 4 steps for choosing your class lesson topics. Needs Assessment Guidance Lessons Workshop Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling Simplified please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes!…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode, I share how to create an engaging class lesson by breaking it down step by step. Free Resource Library Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling Simplified please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes…
 
Phil is joined by his hometown connection Andrew Jillings to talk about his journey in experiential education, the benefits of both experience and certifications, and his winter reading list. Find out more about Hamilton College's Outdoor Leadership Program here: hamilton.edu/offices/adventureBy High 5 Adventure Learning Center
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode I share 5 classroom management strategies you can use during SEL lessons. Go Noodle Free Resource Library Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling Simplified please subscribe and leave us a review on iTun…
 
Show Notes and Links In today's episode I share strategies for addressing grief during small groups and individual sessions. Grief Group Curriculum Free Resource Library Connect with Rachel on social media: TpT Store Blog Instagram Facebook Page Facebook Group Pinterest Youtube If you are enjoying School Counseling Simplified please subscribe and l…
 
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