Seminar Detail

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention

Where:   TAUNTON, MA

When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, author, founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, to explore how these practices can help kids sooth the protective part of their brain and engage and exercise the thoughtful part.

You’ll walk away from this engaging seminar with a step-by-step approach to integrate the practices of yoga and mindfulness to help children and adolescents who are struggling to regulate their emotions, sustain attention and control impulsive behavior.

Based on a program with children in NYC schools, this framework for helping children access the inner resources of their body, breath and mind is comprehensive and effective, as well as accessible even for those with no prior yoga or mindfulness experience.

It’s time to help our kids move away from reactivity and toward balanced engagement with the world, both at home at school. This seminar combines discussion, lecture, practice and reflection to send you back to your work inspired and empowered with both new tools and a clear knowledge of how to implement them.
Objectives:

  1. Examine the relationship between brain, nervous system, and body, and articulate how yoga and mindfulness can aid in supporting effective integration and function.
  2. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into treatment to help clients regulate their emotions.
  3. Implement yoga and mindfulness into clinical practice to enhance clients’ self-awareness.
  4. Utilize mindfulness strategies in a strength based, supportive manner to assist in improving client’s ability to attend and focus.
  5. Evaluate mindfulness techniques that may help children become more emotionally regulated as well as reduce impulsivity and increase positive decision making skills.
  6. Articulate strategies that can be integrated into treatment to help improve resilience and mindfulness-based self-care among clients.
OUTLINE

The Neuroscience of Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Soothe the protective brain, engage and exercise the thoughtful brain
  • The brain-body relationship
  • Regulate the nervous system
  • Manage emotions
  • Explore the relationship between attachment, embodiment and attention
Strategies for Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children
  • 8 guidelines to create an emotionally and physically safe space
  • Making practice relevant
  • SADHD considerations
Building Your Toolkit of Practices
  • The Five Elements of Yoga and mindfulness
    • Connect: Practices to increase present moment awareness of self and others (Mindful Listening, Checking in Worksheet, Caring Feelings Meditation, I Am In Charge)
    • Breathe: Practices to stabilize energy and emotions (Grounding Breath, Empowering Breath, Calming Breath, Balancing Breath)
    • Move: Yoga based movement to regulate energy, and develop an improved sense of agency (Grounding, Strengthening, Balancing)
    • Focus: Activities to build focus and attention capacity (Single Pointed Focus, Thought River Meditation, Expanding Energy Meditation)
    • Relax: Practices to calm the nervous system (Restorative Yoga, Tense and Let Go)
Addressing Resistance
  • Create an invitation to participate
  • Make practices relevant
  • Effective modeling
  • Skillful acceptance
  • Use mindfulness and yoga in challenging moments

JENNIFER COHEN HARPER, MA, E-RCYT

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community, and the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance. She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, a national organization based in New York, and The School Yoga Project, which brings yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide. Jennifer is the vice president of the Yoga Service Council and an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She leads a well-respected children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher certification program, provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families, and frequently collaborates with other organizations to bring yoga and mindfulness to places as diverse as tent cities in Port au Prince, Haiti, Sanctuary for Families in NY, and the Bronx Zoo. Her work has been featured in prominent publications including The New York Times, and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Jennifer is a talented presenter, offering 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.
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