Teach Kids Mindfulness
(20 Hour Course with CEU's)

I couldn't be more thrilled to share my online training materials with you online, where you can learn at your own pace with nearly 20 hour of content, plus continuing education credits. Join the 1000's of participants from six continents around the world! This course is perfect for therapists, educators, professionals, parents and anyone wishing to deepen their experience of mindfulness for themselves and the kids and teens in their lives!

 

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In this comprehensive online training I will guide you step-by-step through nine modules of in-depth Mindfulness training, all designed to help you effectively integrate Mindfulness into your practice with kids and teens.

 

Here's what's covered in each module:

 

1. Mindfulness and Neuroscience for Healthy Brain Development

What is Mindfulness and how do we understand and share it in a kid-friendly way? In Module 1 we will explore:

  • Mindfulness and neuroscience of healthy brain development
  • The simple science of how mindfulness keeps depression, PTSD, anxiety and aggression at bay
  • Playful and practical exercises to explore the mind-body connection
  • How to use the breath as a “remote control” for our minds, bodies and emotions

 

2. Self-Compassion, Appreciation and Relaxation: Focus on Mindfulness for You

Module 2 focuses on mindfulness for you, the professional, in order to maintain presence, manage the stress of your challenging job, and stave off “compassion fatigue.”

  • Why mindfulness will make you a better and happier therapist, teacher, parent and person
  • Presence, countertransference, and decision-making techniques to sharpen your clinical intuition
  • Self-compassion, appreciation, and relaxation exercises to avoid burnout
    • Focusing practices to keep your mind alert, awake and alive
    • Contemplative techniques to keep calm, connected and creative in your sessions

 

3. Managing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Module 3 will deepen your understanding of what mindfulness is and isn’t when working with kids and families facing a crisis of mental health

  • Why mindfulness, why now? in managing the mental health crisis
  • Accessible analogies to explain what mindfulness is and isn’t
  • How to help kids and families slow down, sit still and single-task
  • Dealing with doubt: whether it’s your own, your colleagues, or the kids’ doubt

 

4. Anxiety, ADHD and Impulse Control: Body Based Mindful Awareness

Module 4 focuses on how to befriend the body as a source of wisdom and healing. You'll discover how to:

  • Help kids integrate their mind and body to maximize health, mental health, and learning
  • Make mindful movement and walking fun, funny, and engaging!
  • Mindful eating — Real world ideas and insights beyond the raisins for anxiety, depression, ADHD, impulse control and more

 

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5. Neuroplasticity: Empowering Brain and Behavior Change

The breakthroughs in neuroscience and neuroplasticity validate the power of mindfulness based interventions. In Module 5 we'll look at:

  • Simplifying neuroscience for kids to empower brain and behavior change
  • Mindfulness, mental health and learning. The state of the research.
  • Mind-body meditations to rewire young brains for resilience

 

6. From Resistance to Resilience: Getting Kids Engaged and Excited

Transform opposition and resistance into openness and engagement with the strategies and techniques shared in this module. You'll learn:

  • Practical and effective ideas that will generate buy-in from kids
  • Tips from the masters that will build your confidence when teaching mindfulness
  • How to make mindfulness fun and accessible even to stressed, anxious, depressed and distracted kids
  • Comfortably adapt mindfulness to all kinds of minds, bodies and backgrounds

 

7. Integrating Mindfulness with CBT, DBT, ACT and Play

Build your toolkit for working with all kinds of kids! Module 7 is filled with treatment techniques to apply with kids, beginning in your next therapy session.

  • Empower kids to recognize and work with emotions and impulses
  • Effectively integrate mindfulness into many modalities of therapy including DBT, ACT, CBT and play
  • Explore and practice powerful tools for depression, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, addiction and more
  • Create a clear mindfulness based treatment plan for therapy

 

8. Make Mindfulness Fun! Arts, Games, Sports and More

Explore creative ways to make mindfulness fun by integrating it into the activities they are most interested in and enjoy. Module 8 reveals how to:

  • Bring mindfulness to games for kids who struggle with attention
  • Create your own visualizations with kids
  • Make the virtual virtuous with mindful uses of technology
  • The more the merrier (or mindful-er?): Small group and partner practices

 

9. Mindfulness and Compassion in Action

In this final module, learn additional compassion based-practices, plus ways to cultivate mindful and compassionate workplaces, schools and communities. This module provides:

  • A roadmap for breaking through resistance
  • Strategies for finding time in busy lives for mindfulness practice and self-compassion
  • Inspiring and time-tested ideas for creating a mindful and compassionate workplace, school, or family