Moshi for Educators Case Study with a School Counselor
Worthington City Schools, OH
Rosalie works as a guidance counselor for grades K-5 and is also a parent from Worthington, OH. She uses Moshi Stories at home as a regular part of her son’s bedtime routine. He was having a difficult time falling asleep and staying asleep. Now that they use Moshi, he falls asleep listening to the story and stays asleep all night. They’ve been using Moshi Stories for about 2 years.
Moshi also helps her teach coping strategies to students in various contexts as a school counselor. In her role, she uses quick Moshi Moments as a way to transition students from the work they were doing with their classroom teacher to her guidance lesson. This helps the students reset and focus. She also uses the Moshi content with individual students who need one-on-one support with things like separation anxiety and regaining self-control.
Example of Moshi in Use by Rosalie, the School Counselor:
One example is from the beginning of this school year. A second-grader was experiencing separation anxiety from their mom, about 45 mins after drop off. The second-grader was in her guidance office, crying. Rosalie played the Moshi Moment, The Art of Being Apart with Linton. She played it from her phone and was across the room from him. He continued crying, but then started looking at her, kind of stopped crying and seemed to be leaning in to hear the story. They listened to it twice and the second time, he stopped crying and was listening to it. He successfully calmed down and made it back to his second-grade classroom.
Rosalie talked to the mom about Moshi, how it was helpful in alleviating the separation anxiety and how she uses it for her own son at home. The mom was looking for resources and Roslie is grateful to be able to talk about Moshi as a resource for families.
“Moshi has helped my students reset, especially during school if something has triggered their fight/flight/flee response. I have found that Moshi Moments, through my role as a schools counselor, have allowed my students to calm down their hearts, minds and bodies. It would be amazing to automatically build this program into the school day so it becomes the norm. So many students would benefit from learning these skills and it would allow us to take a proactive versus reactive approach. In these stressful times, I believe this mental health support would have a positive effect on my school community.”
Hear from a K–12 teacher about how Moshi helps her students in her classroom, here.