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. 
The ability to regulate yourself and have strong social and emotional skills has always been the most important skills a person needs to function and thrive. Now, it is critical to your health and the health of those around you. 

At Cultures of Dignity, we support the emotional and physical wellbeing of young people and the people who care for them. Providing this support is always important but it’s never more so than now; when our lives have been disrupted. We need the tools and skills to manage ourselves and our relationships under exceptional circumstances

Bundles

All of the Tiny Guides!

The Tiny Guides are most effective as a complete set. Learn how dignity transforms understanding your emotions and your brain. Save $15!

Pandemic Holiday Survival | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

We can’t control what’s happening, but we can learn to cope with our feelings right now. Here are the essential tools.

How Your Emotions Work | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Learn what emotions are, how they impact your thinking, and how to feel more in control of your life and relationships.

How Your Brain Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

 Learn how your brain processes things, why your brain functions are important, and how we can use that information to help you grow.


How To Practice | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Learn how naming and regulating our emotions is a skill and be coached through specific skills to help you practice.

How Dignity Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Dignity is the belief that everyone matters the same amount no matter what. Learn what it is and why it’s the foundation of relationships. 

Individual Guides

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. 

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.

Cognitive Load | A TINY GUIDE

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

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. 

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.

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? 

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. 

Emotional Granularity | A TINY GUIDE

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

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. 

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!

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. 

Shame | A TINY GUIDE

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!

Anger | A TINY GUIDE

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

Neuroplasticity | A TINY GUIDE

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

Metacognition | A TINY GUIDE

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

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. 

Elements of Dignity | A TINY GUIDE

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

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. 

Free Guides

Cognitive Load | A TINY GUIDE

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

How Dignity Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Dignity is the belief that everyone matters the same amount no matter what. Learn what it is and why it’s the foundation of relationships. 

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How do you use these guides?

Decide for yourself how they can best help you. Print them off, read them, discuss them over a meal, practice the exercises, talk to a friend about the concepts, follow along with the online course! 

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 

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. 

What are Tiny Guides?

Tiny Guides are just that, tiny. 

They are tools to help you quickly comprehend complex topics so that you can immediately apply them to your life.

You'll learn how to think about your emotions and better understand how they impact you and you and your relationships with others. 

These Tiny Guides will be especially helpful during this time 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.

This is the storefront where you can purchase social emotional tools.

Tiny Guides

Anger | A TINY GUIDE

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. 

Elements of Dignity | A TINY GUIDE

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

All of the Tiny Guides!

The Tiny Guides are most effective as a complete set. Learn how dignity transforms understanding your emotions and your brain. Save $15!

How To Practice | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Learn how naming and regulating our emotions is a skill and be coached through specific skills to help you practice.

How Your Brain Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

 Learn how your brain processes things, why your brain functions are important, and how we can use that information to help you grow.


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. 

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. 

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 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!

How Dignity Works | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Dignity is the belief that everyone matters the same amount no matter what. Learn what it is and why it’s the foundation of relationships. 

Metacognition | A TINY GUIDE

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Emotional Granularity | A TINY GUIDE

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

Shame | A TINY GUIDE

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!

Neuroplasticity | A TINY GUIDE

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

How Your Emotions Work | TINY GUIDE BUNDLE

Learn what emotions are, how they impact your thinking, and how to feel more in control of your life and relationships.

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.

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.