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FCS Student Wellness: Strategies, Techniques & Tips

FCS Student Wellness: Strategies, Techniques & Tips

By FCS Counseling Team

This podcast is for the FCS students and community by the FCS Counseling Team, co-hosted by Frederick Pratt and Heather Tomes, along with our counseling interns. We are offering strategies, techniques and tips for taking care of your mental health. The podcast episodes will run around 5-10 minutes.

Do you have ideas about a topic you wish we would cover? Questions or concerns, email us at counselingteam@friendscentral.org.
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Episode #13 - Back to School Butterflies?
Episode #13 - Back to School Butterflies?
The start of the new school year is exciting for most students but for some it brings on a world of worries which can lead to the back to school butterflies. In this episode, we will talk about some strategies to implement to help with those emotions. 
05:34
September 10, 2021
Episode #12: Spring Semester SMART Goal-Setting
Episode #12: Spring Semester SMART Goal-Setting
It's a Goal New World: Tips for setting personal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals. 
06:14
April 20, 2021
Episode #11 The (Covid) College Experience
Episode #11 The (Covid) College Experience
Today I will be interviewing a sophomore living her college life in the midst of a pandemic. We will talk about her experiences during Covid, and how to succeed as a student, and how college is different from high school.
12:19
February 08, 2021
Episode #10: National School Counseling Week - Who are the FCS counselors?
Episode #10: National School Counseling Week - Who are the FCS counselors?
To commemorate National School Counseling Week 2021, Caroline talks with Frederick, Heather, and Alessandra about their journeys to counseling and their roles at FCS. The team discusses themes that at the core of the counseling profession.
23:06
February 05, 2021
Episode #9 : Tips on how to make the most of your winter break
Episode #9 : Tips on how to make the most of your winter break
Tips on how to make the most of your winter break... The unique challenges of 2020 don't have to totally put a damper on your holiday spirit. Maybe you've come to love this time of year for the parties, presents, and good times with family, and now all you can see is what you can't do. But if there was ever a time to expand your vision and open your mind to possibilities, it's now.  This winter break is your opportunity to pull back from the excess and hone in on what makes the season so special. 
08:20
December 18, 2020
Episode #8 - 7 Tips for staying motivated through the winter months
Episode #8 - 7 Tips for staying motivated through the winter months
Feeling unmotivated during these approaching colder months. But don’t get discouraged! Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days:
05:55
November 16, 2020
Episode #7: Mid-Semester Chat With Katie Dickerson
Episode #7: Mid-Semester Chat With Katie Dickerson
Caroline meets with beloved FCS English teacher Ms. Katie Dickerson for a discussion of pandemic teaching transitions.
14:28
October 19, 2020
Episode #6 - Zoom Fatigue
Episode #6 - Zoom Fatigue
Discover the meaning of Zoom fatigue and how you can combat some of the symptoms. 
06:18
October 11, 2020
Episode #5 - Back to School with Maya and Katarina
Episode #5 - Back to School with Maya and Katarina
Welcome back to school, FCS students, and to our first episode of the 2020-2021 FCS Student Wellness podcast.   This episode includes special guests, Maya and Katarina,  both 11th graders here in the Upper School, peer mentors as well as co-leaders of our mental health club.  We will be talking about their experiences and reflections on pandemic learning -- what worked and didn’t work, and then moving into discussions about their current virtual learning experience -- what is working and what they are doing differently.
28:41
September 16, 2020
Episode #4: Pandemic Productivity Pressure
Episode #4: Pandemic Productivity Pressure
Anyone else feeling the pressure to be super productive during this pandemic?  This episode talks about it's ok to not want to be productive.  
06:28
May 12, 2020
Episode #3: Social and emotional isolation
Episode #3: Social and emotional isolation
Eight suggestions on how to stay socially and emotionally connected - safely - while safe at home!
04:39
April 20, 2020
Episode #2 Part 1: It's Okay to Say That This Sucks
Episode #2 Part 1: It's Okay to Say That This Sucks
Interns Kayla and Emily are bringing you a two part episode about the grieving process you may be experiencing during quarantine.  By understanding the grief experience, you can better validate your own feelings and know that it's normal to flow through negative emotions.  We challenge you to practice radical self-acceptance and generosity with yourself during this time.  We're all navigating a new "normal" together, and we are rising to the challenges that come with it.  Be kind to yourself and never lose hope!
09:48
April 05, 2020
Episode #1: Self-Care Tips
Episode #1: Self-Care Tips
Welcome to FCS Counseling Team's first episode of our podcast, today we will be talking about Self Care Tips as we are transitioning from spring break into virtual school life.  I would just like to acknowledge, that things have drastically changed over these past couple of weeks, we have had to adjust our lives including the way we do our life on a day to day basis, there are also large-scale changes happening in real time, adding to feelings of uncertainty.  It is easy to feel anxious, nervous, and upset during this time which could arguably get in the way of tasks that we still need to do even though the whole world feels like it is on pause right now.  It is important to still take care of your overall health which includes your physical health as well as your mental health. There are ways to stay calm during the coronavirus outbreak, flattening your personal anxiety curve to a manageable level and keeping your panic from peaking. To further help you stay centered during these uncertain times, we’ve assembled some advice for keeping anxiety at bay with the following self care tips. Do you have ideas about a topic you wish we would cover? Questions or concerns, email us at  counselingteam@friendscentral.org.
06:10
March 25, 2020
Trailer
Trailer
Welcome to the Counseling Toolkit podcast.  This podcast is for FCS students by the FCS counseling team, co hosted by Frederick Pratt and Heather Tomes, along with our counseling interns, Emily Koppenhofer and Kayla Peters.  We are offering strategies, techniques and tips for taking care of your mental health during this time of isolation.  Sidenote:  You don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to struggle with your mental health. We want you to be the most mentally healthy person you can be. So to help you get there, we will cover a range of topics from practicing self care, stress managment, mindfulness, gratitude, positive self talk and overall wellness.  The podcast episodes will run around 5-10 minutes. Do you have ideas about a topic you wish we would cover? Questions or concerns, email us at  counselingteam@friendscentral.org
01:06
March 25, 2020