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The SEEDS Technique™: Bringing Mindful Awareness to Challenging Emotions

Turn your weeds into seeds by bringing mindful awareness to your emotional distress. Our brand new, "SEEDS Technique™" is an effective way to help manage stress levels, for gardeners of all ages, anytime, anywhere!

This simple process involves identifying the cause of our stress, practicing mindfulness, communicating our feelings with trusted individuals, implementing healthy coping mechanisms, while staying rooted in gratitude.

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SEEDS Technique™: Bring Mindful Awareness to Emotional Distress

Stop and recognize your weeds- challenging emotions & thoughts

(sad, scared, mad, overwhelmed...)

Exercise your senses to help bring yourself to the present moment

(what do you see, hear, smell..)

Engage someone you trust to talk to about your feelings

(family, teacher, counselor...)

Discover ‘gardening tools’ to help you feel calm, confident & relaxed

(deep breathing, coloring, music, journaling)

See your flowers- take a moment to appreciate and think about all the things you are grateful for that bring you joy (practice gratitude)

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Whether at home or in school, the SEEDS Technique™ can be invaluable in helping gardeners of all ages manage our emotional well-being. Consistency is key in achieving success with this technique, so we highly recommend making it a daily practice until it becomes second nature.

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Hey gardeners, did you practice or use our SEEDS Technique™? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'SEEDS Technique™' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet



Join the #PullYourWeeds® Movement to Cultivate Resilience & Confidence

You Are a Gardener® is more than just a children’s book,– it's a movement! Our aim is to equip children, families, and educators with helpful 'Gardening Tools' to stay grounded in confidence and calm. We invite you to join our community and discover the transformative power of turning challenges into opportunities for growth. Our #PullYourWeeds® Blog encourages gardeners of all ages to recognize their emotional challenges and transform them into seeds of strength, resilience, and personal growth.


Discover You Are a Gardener's® SEEDS Technique™: Bringing mindful awareness to emotional distress. Turn weeds into seeds & manage stress levels with this effective approach.


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