Mindfulness for Children: Managing Emotions, Building Confidence, Focus and Attention
When: 1st Saturday of the month, starting January 6 – June 2, 2018
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Where: The Personal Wellness Center
Investment: $35 per class
Facilitators: Angela Blake, LCSW-C & Kerry Brennan, Dance Instructor
Call 410-742-6016 to register today. Space is limited!
These workshops have been designed to help children THRIVE as they grow up. Many children struggle to build self-confidence and skills to be successful. At The Personal Wellness Center, we have crafted a program to help children SUCCEED in the different aspects of their lives. This program focuses on teaching children: MINDFULNESS, BRAIN GYM, YOGA, and DANCE 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 and bring quality to relationships, and build self-confidence. This six-part series teaches your child to relax, focus, increase self-acceptance and improve relationships.
YOGA and DANCE help children develop and promote their creativity helping intellect, self-motivation, expression and communication. Through rhythm of dance and gentle yoga postures, children will be able to discover themselves, their strengths, and potentials.
BRAIN GYM contributes to the integration of left and right brain to help children thrive. Brain Gym allows children to stay focused for longer periods of time; it makes academic learning easier by allowing children “whole brain learning.” Brain Gym is simple body movements and exercises that make all types of learning easier.
Angela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in family and children therapy. She earned her Master’s Degree at University of Maryland Baltimore in 2003. Angela’s experience includes coordinating youth programs for the Salvation Army, directing the Family Center at East Salisbury School, and being a therapist in local mental health agencies both private and public. She specializes in therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, and other Mind Body Therapies. Angela works with adults, children, families, and groups addressing needs that stretch from life adjustments and optimal success in school to anxiety, stress, and depression management.
Kerry is a certified Group Exercise Instructor and dance teacher. She is a Salisbury University 2012 graduate. Kerry worked as a program coordinator and manager for Migrant Clinicians Network, a national non-profit organization that works to improve health and working conditions for immigrant populations. She currently teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop at Dancenter Salisbury and teaches yoga, Barre, kickboxing, and Tabata at Powerhouse Gym. In over 20 years of dance, Kerry has trained with professional choreographers/dancers and has taught dance to children and adults of all ages.