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6-Class ‘Beginning Mindfulness’ for Grades 3-5
September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am$175
Professional athletes, students and the military use mindfulness because it strengthens our brains, like exercise strengthens our bodies.
In this course, participants learn simple tools to sustain attention, calm big feelings and make smarter choices. Topics include present-moment awareness, emotional regulation, meditation, unhelpful thoughts and the science behind our fight-flight reactivity. Mindfulness lowers stress and anxiety and increases confidence and social skills. Research shows it fosters success in all aspects of a child’s life: in the classroom, on the field and at recess.
Beginning Mindfulness is a seven-week class* that teaches students basic mindfulness tools, which are easy to use, anytime, in any place.
Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24, October 8, 22, 29 and November 5
Grades 3 – 6: 10 – 11 am
Topics: Focusing Attention, “Calm Down” Breathing, Meditation, Body Awareness, Cultivating Compassion, the Fight-Flight Brain, Managing Emotion, Mindful Thoughts, and Mindful Eating.
Classes include a healthy snack, games and at-home practice suggestions. Each student will receive a Mind Jar (for calming emotions and thoughts); a Mindful Schools workbook; and a colored handout, illustrating each lesson’s topic. Beginning Mindfulness meets at the Madison Community House at 25 Cook Avenue in downtown Madison, New Jersey.
*Classes for Kids (in Grades K – 2 and Grade 3 – 5) start on Saturday, September 10 and end on Saturday, November 5. They will not meet on October 1 and 15.