This workshop will explore the benefits of yoga and mindfulness techniques, and how to utilize them for interventions with children. We will unpack the Social Emotional Learning toolbox and discuss the development of coping skills. Lastly, we will discuss the physiological ways that the brain and body interact. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: List practical, concrete tools in the Social Emotional Learning toolbox that develop emotional literacy and increase capacity for self-regulation. Identify child-friendly terms and phrases to explain the brains physiology as it relates to managing emotion. Describe in child-friendly terms the relationship between mind and body, self-regulation, impulse control, and positive social skills. Demonstrate games and yoga poses that increase capacity for executive functioning Date: July 23, 2018 Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Services, 2150 Post Street, Olive Room, SF, CA Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm Investment: $80.00 early bird reservation until July… Read More »
Bored, I’m so bored, bored bored bored. I’m bored to death, audible heavy sigh. Bored bored bored. Is this a common and recurring chorus in your home this summer? Being bored is boring. Or is it? Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves. Dr. Vanessa LaPointe Being bored is saying no to chaos and yes to calm. Being bored is saying no to consumerism and yes to minimalism. Being bored is saying no to all the outside stimulus and saying yes to imagination. How do we teach kids to be bored when it’s so boring? Part of it is getting past the mundane drone of their current state of being, then having the patience for them to figure out what to do in the nothingness. What did you used to do when you were bored as a kid?… Read More »
Please enjoy this meditation that begins in your heart and spreads love to others in need.