All of the Tiny Guides! by Cultures of Dignity

All of the Tiny Guides!

These Tiny Guides help you quickly comprehend core social and emotional concepts, understand their impact on you and your relationships, and equip you with tools to put them into action. 

For example, do you want to better manage your anger? Totally possible and something all of us need to work on. Want to decrease your anxiety? It’s like riding a bike; you can with practice. Want to know what shame is and how it can stop you from taking risks that are good for you? You can learn how.

Buy access to all of the downloadable PDFs as a bundle and save $14!
Downloads are for individual use only. If interested in licensing for your school, community, or organization click the licensing page above.

What's included?

1. START HERE: Bundle Welcome Letter

2. Facilitation Tool: How to Talk about the Content of a Tiny Guide with a Young Person.pdf

All of the Tiny Guides | ZIP File


Feeling angry is your brain perceiving a physical or emotional threat. It’s messy. Having tools to process anger is empowering!

Anxiety | A TINY GUIDE

What happens when you experience anxiety? Do you freak out or slow down? Choose to regain some control, even if it's messy and hard. 

Boundaries | A TINY GUIDE

Boundaries are an important act of self-advocacy. Identify how to use boundaries to open up or close off to others. 

Cognitive Load | A TINY GUIDE

Your brain can only process so much. When you feel overwhelmed: here’s how to  re-frame challenging moments. 

Dignity: How To Practice | A TINY GUIDE

When someone violates our dignity, our instincts react as if we’re being attacked. Learn how to transform these moments. 

Elements of Dignity | A TINY GUIDE

The Elements of Dignity enable you to have conversations that help you break unhealthy, unproductive patterns.

Emotional Granularity | A TINY GUIDE

Emotional granularity helps you become the architect of your experiences and creates clearer meaning in your interactions with others. 

Emotional Hijacking | A TINY GUIDE

We can all be hijacked by our emotions. Become aware of when and how you're being captured by your emotional responses. 

Frustration Points | A TINY GUIDE

You don't need permission to be frustrated. It's how you react that matters. Adapt? Avoid? Take a breath and make a plan. 

Learned Helplessness | A TINY GUIDE

Learned helplessness is just that, learned. You have experiences that make you believe you have no control. Here’s how to get control back. 

Metacognition | A TINY GUIDE

Metacognition is thinking about your thinking. Get curious about the stories your brain is telling you.

Neuroplasticity | A TINY GUIDE

We have control to rewire our brains! Neuroplasticity means change is always possible. 

Productive Discomfort | A TINY GUIDE

Your comfort zone can't expand if you don't challenge it. Productive Discomfort is where growth and change can happen, but where is it? 

Self-Compassion | A TINY GUIDE

Self-criticism is a hard pattern to break. Self-compassion is turning towards suffering with kindness and compassion. Here’s how to do that.

Self Regulation & Self Advocacy | A TINY GUIDE

Self-Regulation is choosing to reflect, re-direct, and control your thoughts, feelings, and actions. It's a practice, learn how!


Shame creeps in when you feel vulnerable and erodes your sense of self-worth. Here are 3 tips to deal with shame! Don't fall for its tricks!

Vulnerability | A TINY GUIDE

Vulnerability is like a diving board because it's the jumping off point for all kinds of emotions, both painful and fun.

What is Dignity? | A TINY GUIDE

Dignity is the inherent worth of every human. Everyone has the same amount. Here’s the difference between respect and dignity. 

These Tiny Guides are especially helpful during this time of uncertainty.

Right now, many of us are experiencing a dramatic increase in anxiety, sorrow, fear, and distress. Increasing your emotional literacy will help you feel more in control and better equipped to manage the complicated emotions that are arising in this challenging time. In the words of Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, “While the world is turned on its head, we have the opportunity to leverage the power of emotional intelligence to keep our feet on the ground and our minds directed toward building the future that we want for our students and ourselves. We can’t control what has happened, but we can control how we respond to what is happening.”

how to use the tiny guides

As an educator...

You are worried about your student’s well being
  • You want to create the best educational environment 
  • You are unsure about how to best help your students
  • You want to digestible, engaging content for your students

As a parent...

  • Have your child read a guide (or a bunch) and ask them what they thought
  • Have a better understanding of your emotions and how they might be impacting your interactions with your child
  • Print them off and leave them around your house

as a young person

  • Understand and normalize your emotions and the impact they have on you 
  • Understand what’s happening in your brain
  • Get the words for how you are feeling so you don’t feel alone 
  • Read the guides to think about your emotions and better understand how they impact you and you and your relationships with others. 

Cultures of Dignity

The Cultures of Dignity Team works with parents, educators, and young people to successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.

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