About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission: To inspire people to embrace positivity in their lives by focusing on love, compassion, kindness, gratitude, and creativity. 

Our Vision: Through our programs, services, workshops and support groups we help you to connect better with yourself, your family, your community and your world.

 
 

Our History

Positively Linked was formed in 2014 as a way to help people of all ages connect. Even with the advances in technology and social media people are feeling disconnected from themselves and others. We specialize in Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness.

Social and emotional learning

 

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially

 

Mindfulness Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity.

Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

 

Why is Mindfulness Important?

Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits.

 

Mindfulness is good for our bodies

  • It boosts Immune system

  • Improves Sleep

Mindfulness is good for our minds

  • Increases positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress
     

  • Increases density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
     

Mindfulness affects the way we see ourselves

  • Stronger sense of self

  • Healthy body image

  • Increases self-confidence

Mindfulness helps us focus

  • Tune out distraction

  • Improve memory and decision making skills

 

Why is Social Emotional Learning Important?

Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.

 

Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 

Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

 

Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.

What have we been doing?

We have provided programs for the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club

We have worked with the HUB in Langley and the SW Commons

We have worked in the Juvenile Detention Center with incarcerated youth

We provided summer camp activities for Compass Mental Health Youth Clients

We offer online youth and parent support groups

We provide specialty Coaching to adults and youth

 

What's new

  • Teen Self-emPOWERment Camp & Community Art Project 

 

                       Ages: 13-17

 

    Save the date: August 2021

  • Holiday Treasure Hunt

         Save the date: December 2021

 
Outdoor Meditation

"Every thought we think is creating our future"     ~ Louise Hay

 
In the first seven years of our lives we downloaded all of the behaviors and habits of those around us and that formed our beliefs. The question is... Do those beliefs, behaviors, and habits serve you well? Is your story filled with negative experiences and pain? Are you living the life you wanted?

Contact us today to learn how to become the author & have the staring role of your own story.  

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