Seminar Detail

Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for Children and Adolescents: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Many children struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, and maintaining focus. While some of these children may have a diagnosed disorder, others may simply be experiencing life challenges that they don’t have the skills to navigate successfully. Building these skills is possible! The tools of yoga and mindfulness offer both a way to handle these challenges in the moment, and a way to increase children’s resilience and ability to self-regulate in the future.

Using the framework of – Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax – we can help children move from a state of reactivity and anxiety to a state of balance and engagement. As we address the underlying causes of poor attention and self-regulation, you will learn practical ways to support your clients and students quickly and effectively.

The tools you learn in this course will give you immediate access to time tested and well researched practices that allow a challenging problem to be addressed in a holistic and strength based way. Give your students skills to regulate their own emotions, make good choices, stay focused, and ultimately live happier and healthier lives. Build relationships with your clients and improve your own well-being along with theirs.

This is a joyful workshop, taught by an engaging presenter. You will leave feeling inspired, empowered, capable and calm. No previous yoga or mindfulness experience needed.
  1. Understand the relationship between emotions and attention.
  2. Recognize when yoga and mindfulness practices will be helpful.
  3. Implement simple but powerful activities in an engaging way.
  4. Maximize clients’ capacity for focusing attention in a manner that honors their strengths and supports their individual needs.
  5. Show your clients how to manage their emotions, separate reaction from input, and make meaningful and positive choices.
  6. Identify how to increase your own resilience and effectiveness with mindfulness based self-care strategies.


Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is an author and educator who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.

As the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health providers. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the board president of the non-profit Yoga Service Council, which works to maximize the effectiveness and sustainability of those committed to sharing practices supporting healing, resilience, self-development, community building and positive social change.

Jennifer is the author and co-author of numerous titles and card decks, including Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck (PESI, 2016), Little Flower Yoga (New Harbinger, 2013) and children’s books, Thank You Body, Thank You Heart (PESI, 2019) and Thank You Mind (PESI, 2020).

Jennifer’s work has been featured in prominent publications including NY Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Publishers Weekly, and Yoga Journal and endorsed by thought leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer is an engaging presenter committed to collective growth and learning. She offers powerful information in a practical, easy-to-implement format with warmth, humor and joy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the founder/director of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project. She is a compensated author for New Harbinger Publications. Her work on yoga and mindfulness has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the vice president of the Yoga Service Council. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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