Mindfulness Kid Group

In simple terms, mindfulness is noticing or paying attention to what is happening right now in the present moment without judgment. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness has numerous benefits for individuals of all ages, including children. During childhood, the brain is growing rapidly and children are constantly noticing, reacting, adapting, and developing ideas based on their emotional experiences. Mindfulness helps children learn how to pause and respond to situations rather than react. As a result, it often has a positive impact on mental, emotional, social, and physical health and wellbeing. It can reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and bad behavior while improving sleep, self-esteem, relaxation, and the ability to manage behavior and emotions.

This group helps children learn and practice various mindfulness skills that they can use in their daily lives.

Mindfulness Can Help With

  • Perceptions and appraisals of stress
  • Metacognition
  • Emotion regulation
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-control
  • Attention and focus
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depressed mood
  • Low self-esteem, self-confidence, and/or self-love
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Anger/hostility
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Mindfulness improves
  • Self-efficacy
  • Happiness
  • Relationship satisfaction
  • Sense of control
  • Stress tolerance
  • Self-compassion
  • Empathy

Who Should Attend

This group is for children ages 8 to 11 who are interested in practicing mindfulness once a week for a total of eight weeks. Children may be experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, stress, low impulse control, school disturbances, low self-esteem, or so on. However, these are not requirements to join the group as anyone can benefit from mindfulness regardless of what they may be experiencing.

2018 Schedule

This group is currently forming and does not have a set date or time. Once we have participants, a date and time will be set. This group will be 60 minutes in length and be held on a weekly basis for a total of eight weeks.

*schedule subject to change

How to Enroll

Please contact us for a brief consultation, either via email or telephone. Prior to official enrollment, we will schedule an individual, initial session to make sure this program is a great fit for you. These meetings are approximately 30 minutes and are scheduled on Saturdays.

Space is limited. Enrollment ends two weeks prior to the first day of a new module.