Mindfulness, Brain Yoga & Mind Power Workshops for Children 8-12
At The Personal Wellness Center we have crafted a program to help children SUCCEED and THRIVE in the different aspects of their lives. This program focuses on teaching children: MINDFULNESS, BRAIN GYM and MIND POWER to build the confidence and resilience they need to overcome a variety of academic and life challenges.
MINDFULNESS is an opportunity to involve the “whole” child; their body, mind and heart. Learning to integrate the body, mind, and heart kids learn life skills to help them calm themselves, bring awareness to the inner and outer experience, bring quality to relationships, and build self-confidence. This workshop teaches your child to relax, focus, increase self-acceptance and improve relationships.
BRAIN GYM contributes to the integration of left and right brain to help children thrive. Brain Gym helps children to stay focused for longer periods of time. It makes academic learning easier by allowing children to use “whole brain learning.” Brain Gym is simple body movements and exercises that make all types of learning easier.
MIND POWER exercises help children create a positive attitude towards life’s challenges, builds self-esteem, courage, and resilience. Children will learn to be attentive to the thoughts they think because they know that their thoughts create their reality.
Children will learn through hands on, skill building activities, meditations, and Brain Gym and Mind Power exercises how to become more successful and confident.
WEEK ONE & TWO: Learning to Calm the Busy Distracted Mind- With more than 60,000 thoughts a day one’s mind can easily get overloaded. It’s vital to remove clutter for focus and clarity. Children will learn to calm themselves and relax by turning down the volume of anger, fears, anxiety and sadness.
Children will be introduced to skill building activities, meditation and brain exercises to help with self- regulation.
WEEK THREE & FOUR: Learning to Be Aware of Feelings and Emotions- Often we label feelings and emotions and the stories given to them. Children will learn to identify feelings and emotions without judgment. They will build resiliency to effectively handle their intense experiences of daily life.
Children will be introduced to storytelling, feeling faces, the practice of positive affirmations, and brain exercises to boost self-acceptance and confidence building.
WEEK FIVE & SIX: Learning to be Intentionally Focused- Today’s world is busy and often distracting. Deciding to focus your attention on all aspects of a task at hand includes your senses, sight, sound, touch, smell and at times taste. Children will learn to recognize when their mind wonders and how to bring the mind back to the task at hand.
Children will be introduced skill building activities, self-reflective stories, meditations and brain exercises to increase purposeful intention.
WEEK SEVEN: Learning About Healthy Connections to Improve Relationships- Children learn how to develop relationships from how they are treated and observing others. Cultivating healthy relationships with family, friends, teachers, pets, and neighbors, is vital for success in all areas of one’s life. Children will learn understanding of compassion for people, animals and all things around them.
Children will be introduced to skill building activities, positive affirmations, meditations and brain exercises to enhance their understanding of healthy relationships.
WHEN: Thursdays, Sept 8-22; Oct 6–20; Nov 3–17; Dec 1-15
TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Personal Wellness Center, 106 Milford Street, Suite 701, Salisbury, MD 21804
INVESTMENT: $25.00 per session
PARENTS are welcome to participate in the last half hour of the program.
Angela Blake is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in providing therapy to families and children. In 2003 Angela earned her Master’s degree from the University Of Maryland in Baltimore. After coordinating youth programs for the Salvation Army and directing the Family Center at East Salisbury School, Angela has been therapist in local mental health agencies both private and public.
Angela specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy, Mindfulness, and other Mind Body Therapies. Angela works with adults, children, families, and groups, addressing a range of needs from depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and life adjustments and organizing students for optimal success in school. Angela is currently accepting new clients.