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Growing Mindful: Encouraging Compassion and Connection in Children & Teens
Dates: Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015
Days: Fri - Sun (2 Nights)

Instructor(s): Christopher Willard

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Growing Mindful: Encouraging Compassion and Connection in Children and Teens: A Course for Parents and Professionals

As our own practice deepens, more of us are seeking ways to share mindfulness with the young people in our lives to prepare them for a world that is often less than compassionate.  We cannot always protect them from the suffering of life, but we can offer them the lifelong gift of mindful awareness to ease their way through their lives.  We know that mindfulness builds resilience for dealing with life’s challenges from childhood onward, helping cultivate emotional, cognitive and spiritual intelligence in place of more stress, confusion and distraction. This weekend, designed for parents and professionals, is an interactive course that covers everything from the science and history of contemplative practice to bringing it into educational or therapeutic settings, to generating engagement from adults and children of all ages. Together we will practice both formal and informal mindfulness practices, adapting and integrating mindfulness into creative learning, play, movement and the arts. We will share and learn from each other's experiences with building mindful and compassionate communities.

12 continuing education credits are available for psychologists and social workers who attend this program in full. We do not offer CEU's for NBCC. Please note that we charge a $25 processing fee for CEUs. More information about continuing education credits for this course.