Middle School Mindful Stress Reduction and Self Compassion Two Hour Workshop
Middle School Workshop This introductory workshop will be a blend of mindfulness and mindful self compassion for middle school students ages 12- 14 years of age. The workshop was developed for the middle school student in mind, so will have a variety of activities and practices including some movement and hands on activities.
We will learn how to practice mindfulness and learn its benefits such as less stress and anxiety, better focus, and improved emotional regulation. We will learn some mindfulness practices to help with test anxiety and how to work with strong emotions.
In addition, we will learn why treating ourselves with self compassion is so important, and how self compassion can help teens when they experience hurts and frustrations throughout their days. Great care is taken to ensure that this will be a safe and friendly place for middle school students.
Choose from one of the following dates: Tuesday June 12: 12:30- 2:30 PM Weds. June 20: 2:00-4:00 PM
High School Mindful Stress Reduction and Self Compassion Workshops
High School Workshops This summer high school students can choose from a variety of topics: Exploring Mindful Self Compassion, Developing Mindfulness Skills, or Exploring Common Teen Issues with Self Compassion. (Our inner critical voices, what to do with strong emotions, self esteem) Students may choose to take one of the classes or all of the classes as each class addresses separate topics.
Each class will open with an art activity and a getting to know you activity. Great care is placed on building a safe and friendly class space. We will have a variety of movement, practices and teachings throughout the workshop.
Minimum number of students to run class: 3 Bring your friends! Individual classes are $45.00 each.
Session One: Exploring Mindful Self CompassionWeds. June 13, 12-2:00 PM In this class we will introduce students to self compassion and begin to explore its uses and benefits in their everyday lives. In today's day and age teens are under increasing pressure academically, socially, and emotionally. This class takes the first steps in increasing awareness of our capacity for self compassion, and a few practices to help them through difficult moments. Each class will include the current brain science and a mindfulness practice. Learn More...
Session Two: Mindful Stress Reduction Thursday June 21, 1:00-3:00 PM This class will delve into mindfulness and teens will experience the benefits of mindfulness.
In this class we will explore the definition of mindfulness and some meditative practices, bring mindful awareness to the present moment experience and learn to calm the mind by anchoring attention on a single object or focal point. Participants will learn the classic mindfulness practices such as the body scan, mindful eating,and basic meditation. We will also learn the about the teen brain and the special challenges its growth and development brings to teens. Learn More...
Session Three:Exploring Common Teen Issues with Self Compassion Thursday July 12, 3:00-5:00 PM This class is an extension of sessions one and two, but can be taken independently. We will learn about the development of the adolescent brain and its unique challenges and circumstances the the process brings. We will explore self compassion and learn to cultivate the ability to show kindness to oneself. In building on self compassion, we will investigate its value in regards to working with self- criticism, and examine the kinder approach to oneself: self compassion. Students will leave with a few skills to help take care of themselves when experiencing the ups and downs of teen lives. Learn More...
Session Two: Thurs. June 21, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM
This class will delve into mindfulness and teens will experience the benefits of mindfulness.