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Event Name

Breathe In and Play: Mindfulness Practice with Children
For: Professionals
Provided by: Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development

Date and Time

Mon May 7 to Tue May 8, 2018 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3W8

Event Description

Mindfulness is increasingly being shared with children in educational, medical, mental health, community and home settings. Research shows that mindfulness practice with children can reduce stress, improve emotion regulation, foster academic learning, reduce anxiety, increase executive function, and promote overall well-being.

This experiential workshop will offer an introduction to teaching mindfulness to children that is informed by the intersecting knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology. Through story, art, music, movement and ‘formal’ practice, participants will learn to share mindfulness and neuroscience-info with children and families in age-appropriate, playful and creative ways. All playful practices will be infused with mindfulness principles, such as acceptance, letting go, patience, non-judgment, non-striving and self-kindness and compassion.

Participants will also have the opportunity to lead mindfulness-based practices and inquiry aimed at children and families. With step-by-step scaffolding, participants will further develop their skills and confidence in sharing mindfulness with children.

More Info

519-884-0710 x5265


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