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Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness in Our Little Ones

a workshop for parents and teachers

“The practice of mindfulness at any age is both simple and profound.  Above all, it involves learning—learning how to cultivate greater self-awareness and greater awareness of others and the world, and then reaping the substantial benefits of that awareness, both inwardly and outwardly.”  -- Jon Kabat-Zinn

A growing body of research demonstrates that the practice of mindfulness has an array of significant benefits to both physical and mental health.  And increasingly, mindfulness practice is being introduced in various formats to children and adolescents, to great effect.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss the meaning of mindfulness and ways in which it can be incorporated into both the home and the ITC classroom.  This will, of course, begin with a discussion of how we as parents and teachers can incorporate mindfulness into our own lives, both to enhance our own day-to-day experience and to help us introduce both the general ethic and the practice of mindfulness to our children.  We’ll also discuss specific mindfulness exercises to practice (and enjoy!) with our kids.

Presenter:  Michael Healy, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge and Concord, MA. Michael is also a member of the ITC Board of Trustees

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