CALM Kids Training: Mindful Tools For The Classroom

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Encinitas Community and Senior Center

1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

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CALM Kids: Mindful Tools For The Classroom


Mindfulness has become a fashionable buzzword, in the marketplace and in education, and teachers might be tempted to roll their eyes and dismiss it as just another passing fad.

This would be a grave mistake.

Practiced with its original intent - paying attention, here and now, with kindness and curiosity, so we can choose what we think say and do - mindfulness is a powerful practice that fosters self-reflection, positive relationships and greater resilience, creating classrooms and schools that are conducive to learning.

Fortunately, it’s not hard to learn how to introduce and sustain a mindfulness practice with kids.

The Sean O’Shea Foundation’s CALM Kids program provides a simple template that can be adapted for K-12 and beyond. CALM stands for “chair-based activities for learning mindfulness.” It requires only creating a bit of space around one’s chair, some type of bell or chime, and 3-10 minutes to practice per day.

In our two-hour CALM Kids Training you will learn the elements of a CALM Kids session:

· Chair-based stretches and movements

· Three simple breathing techniques

· Two effective centering techniques

· How to sequence chair stretches

· Effective cuing for different age groups

Additionally we will talk about setting norms and creating a “safe space” for the CALM practice, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice-teach and receive feedback.

Information for our next CALM Kids Training –

Monday, February 5, 2018 (6:30-8:30), Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

For more information and questions email: Namaste@seanosheafoundation.org or call (760) 453-9924

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1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

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