Mindfulness for Middle School Youth
Saturday, July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 30, 2022
Our minds are distracted, wandering about half of the time and we often can feel disconnected from ourselves and others. Mindfulness helps us train our focus and attention, and teaches us to observe our thoughts and emotions with less reactivity. We also learn to bring compassion to ourselves and others. Scientific studies suggest that mindfulness can help reduce stress, create a sense of well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, and help with emotional regulation.
Bring your middle school child or children to this class with Dr. Ann Friedman, psychologist, and certified mindfulness instructor, in person or virtually to learn some basic practices. The classes include:
- July 9: An introduction to mindfulness, mindful eating, and bringing mindfulness into the day.
- July 16: Training the mind for more presence through mindful listening and walking.
- July 23: Understanding our negative thinking and learning to let it go.
- July 30: Practicing self-compassion and letting go of judgment.