Why Mindfulness Education? What’s all the fuss?
Mindfulness is being touted as the next best thing since sliced bread. Is it really that helpful? I would say emphatically say YES! Maybe not as good as sliced bread (or any bread for that matter). Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for a short time can bring about physical, social, and psychological benefits. You can read more about what mindfulness is and why its a good idea to practice it on the Greater Good Science Center website here.
Mindfulness Based Program for Children and Teens who suffer from Anxiety, Stress, or Extreme Worries.
Michelle leads twelve week sessions for children and teens in the Larkspur location of the Family Awareness Project. She uses a research based mindfulness protocol and includes parent coaching along with home practices for the entire family. The program can be done with individual’s as well as small groups based on availability. Please schedule your initial free 30 minute discovery session to explore more and decide if this is right for your family.
Mindfulness Meditation Group for Parents, Educators, and Caregivers. (On hold until August 16th. Hope to see you then!)
This is a Tuesday night weekly group for parents, educators, and caregivers who are interested in mindfulness meditation. We will offer an introduction to anyone new to practice at the start of each session so please join us regardless of your previous experience.
Meditation begins with instruction at 7:30, break at 8:00, and discussion from 8:10 – 8:30. If you arrive after we begin please come in quietly and find a place to sit. No need to be concerned with interrupting, as we can all benefit from having our attention wander and coming back…this is the practice!
This group is offered at no charge. However, you may wish to participate in the age-old practice of generosity through making an offering – called “dana” – to defray the costs of the sitting group and support its teacher. No one should not attend due to lack of funds. Please join us….