Welcome to the fifth season of Building Our Bundle! This is a 6-week synchronous online program for Indigenous youth (aged 14-29) to learn mental health skills and cultural teachings to add to their wellness bundles. This season we've designed this season of the program to get you out on the land and connecting with the first family.
This week, we have provided an overview of this season of BOB, a brief teaching of what it means to connect to the first family and all of creation, a mindfulness practice to use breath work as a way to connect with creation around you, a reflection activity to set some intentions for the connections you wish to foster, and a challenge! This weeks challenge was to take a photo of a place where you feel connected to creation.
This week, we reflected about shorelines in Creation, being a good relative at the shoreline, shared a listening practice to nurture relationship with the shoreline, and shared a reflection activity to deepen that relationship. The challenge: Take a photo of something you see as a shoreline and let us know how you feel connected to it.
This week, we share skills and practices that help us to be fully present with land, no matter where we are! We focused on ”being” as a presencing of your full self, radical acceptance as a skill to connect with the present moment, a mindfulness activity for you to connect with land, a reflection activity to make your connections and intentions to land known (Land Letters), and a challenge: to share an image of a place and overlay your messages to land.
This week, we share skills and practices that help us to be fully present and develop skills and understandings of what it means to be resilient! This episode we focused on "visiting" with animals and plants and how we can learn from them, a mindfulness activity for you to connect with your inner strength, a reflection activity to make your connections and intentions with animals and plants know (plant-walk), and a challenge: to share an image of a plant or animal and overlay your messages about resiliency.
we are looking at constellations as a reminder of the various aspects of the self. We encourage you to reflect on the difference in your perspectives and to think of ways that you can operate as a truer whole version of yourself by using the Wise Mind skill. Then, connect with the constellations in your night's sky that help to represent your truest self and share your images with us in this week's photo challenge.
This week we turned to you to hear what community means to you and how you stay connected when you can’t be together. This week learn about what community means to some of us, how some folks stay connected with community when they can’t be together, and a challenge: to share your thoughts on what community is and how to maintain a connection.