Learned Helplessness | A TINY GUIDE by Cultures of Dignity

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.

This downloadable pdf will helps you understand why getting stuck feels so hard.
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What is a Tiny Guide?

Tiny Guides are just that, tiny. 

These Tiny Guides will 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.
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How to use Tiny Guides:

As a young person…

  • Understand 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 your relationships

As a parent...

  • Have your child read a guide (or a bunch) and ask them what they thought
  • Gain better understanding of your emotions because they impact your child
  • Print them off and leave them around your house

As an educator...

  • Have your class read a guide (or a bunch) and discuss
  • Use them as the basis for online advisory and check ins

Tiny Guides are helpful in times of uncertainty

Right now, many of us are experiencing a dramatic increase in anxiety, stress, sorrow, fear, distress, and all kinds of other hard feelings. Increasing your emotional literacy during this time will help you feel more in control and better equipped to manage the many complicated emotions that are arising in this challenging time. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, made an excellent point in a recent article, “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.” 

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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