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Welcome to the BHS Counselor Page!

Have a great summer! We'll see you in the fall! 

 
 
Counselor for students with the last names A-Cazares & Avid

 
Alvidrez, Tiffani (Head Counselor) 
Counselor for students with the last names Ceballos-Diaz & PLTW
Counselor for students with the last names Diaz Campos-Jimenez Vargas
Counselor for students with the last names Johnson-Ochoa Garcia, ELD, Foreign Exchange, & NCAA

Counselor for students with the last names Okane-Shaw & Foster Youth

Counselor for students with last names Shehee-Z & Academy

Intervention Counselor, Apex Coordinator

Bell, Brooke
Cal SOAP Rep

 

 

 

Bakersfield High School Counselors Page of Resources (CPR) Addressing Anxiety

 

10 Techniques to calm your anxiety

  1. Manage your media diet (don’t believe everything you read online)
  2. Read a book
  3. Exercise
  4. Stick to a routine
  5. Give Mindfulness a try
  6. Write it out/journaling
  7. Watch a funny video
  8. Talk to someone who gets it
  9. Turn off your phone
  10. Drink water and eat regularly
 

4-7-8 Breathing 

(Before starting, adopt a comfortable sitting position)

To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:

Empty the lungs of air
  • Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds
  • Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds
  • Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound for 8 seconds

**repeat the cycle up to 4 times

 

Websites

NOYZ.org

Deep breathing exercises for stress

Nami.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Adolescenthealth.org

Resources for mental and physical health

Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention/crisis resources for you or your loved ones

 

Useful Apps

Head Space

A free app for meditation and mindfulness

Calm

A free app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation

Stop, Breathe, & Think

A free app for mindfulness and compassion

Panic Relief

A free app to help calm fear or panic attacks as they are starting