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Mindfulness Toolkit for the Holiday Season (Parent + Child/9 years and olde...
Sat, November 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Kanesha Baynard, author and life coach, created the Creativity Summit to support participants in having the time, space, materials, and guidance to focus on connecting (reconnecting) with each other in a fun, relaxed, and creative setting.
The holiday season is a great time for families to:
- spend time together
- enjoy celebrations
- decorate their homes
- see extended relatives
- honor family traditions
At the same time, the holiday season shows up when many families are:
- ending the school semester
- attending lots of performances
- studying for exams
- applying to colleges
- finishing big projects (at home, school, and work)
- feeling pressed to get a lot done - even when they're exhausted, over-scheduled, and overwhelmed
With all of those things causing wellness to be put on the back burner, stress, crankiness, and exhaustion - it is a good idea to have some mindfulness practices in place.
During this Creativity Summit, participants will:
- Identify stressors that show up this time of year
- Learn how to use (and create) Mindfulness Awareness Cubes
- Design and create Mindfulness action cards or a poster
- Receive 6 Bullet Journal layouts to support mindfulness practices (electronic copy)
- Learn more about themselves - and family members
- Have fun
From Jillian Knox Finley:
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association creativity is a powerful anti-stress endeavor. Creating art naturally lowers stress hormones. If your work week is spiking your cortisol levels, try picking up a sketch pad or collaging for a half hour. The surprising thing about the science-backed act of making art—the benefits aren't predicated on talent. In other words, don't get hung up on creating a masterpiece. Even simple expressions will give your brain a break. Free your mind.
What’s provided during the creativity summit?
- All materials
- Reference guide
- Hands-on support while creating mindfulness tools
- Space and time to create
Who can attend?
- Parents/Caregivers/Guardians (in the registration, Parent = Parents/Caregivers/Guardians)
- Children (ages 9 and up)
Workshop fee includes:
- Workshop materials
- Feel free to bring your own snack - if needed
As a mother of two school aged children and a veteran educator, Kanesha understands the challenges that get in the way of a thriving relationship for parents and their children. By using creativity as a tool to bridge differences, foster common understandings, and reflect on past events, the Creativity Summit offers a safe environment for parent and child teams to grow together while having fun.
Did you know:
- creative people are happier than most people?
- being creative helps you solve problems?
- spending time nurturing creativity contributes to a healthier well being?
- anyone can be creative?
Being creative does not automatically mean you have to be an artist (but it's OK if you are!).
Being creative is about learning, growing, and developing skills that allow you to express yourself in a variety of ways.
Being creative widens our perspective on ways to approach things so we do not feel stuck or stifled.
"Fostering creativity won't just increase your child's chances of becoming the next Picasso. You're also helping him develop mentally, socially, and emotionally", says Lisa Ecklund-Flores, cofounder and executive director of Church Street School for Music and Art, in New York City
Due to the logistics of putting this event together, registration for this workshop is non-refundable, but fully transferable.
If for whatever reason you sign up for this event and cannot make it — you can resell your ticket to a friend.
We will have a waiting list for stand-bys to fill in. As a registrant, you will still get have access to updated information and bonus materials.
There is a possibility you will have your photo taken for visual and promotional purposes. As a guest at this event, you agree to these terms.