Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips


Teachers, Students, Families


A reflective practice that could be used to lead into or out of prayer in the Christian tradition and uses gratitude as a means of harnessing hope and debriefing anxiety in a prayerful way.

Teacher Notes

Published on Brother DAVID STEINDL-RAST’s gratefulness website. Reflective practice and engagement that requires the ‘pray’ component to be linked to praying in the Christian tradition.


Connection to Redesigned Crossways Wisdom Strand:

  • spiritual and religious self-awareness
  • discernment & engagement
  • exercise agency with growing wisdom and integrity


Connection with CESA Key Capabilities Continua:

  • spiritually aware and inspired by faith
  • moral, compassionate and ecologically aware