An evening of experiential exploration of mindfulness, and exciting information about methods and developments in the field of mindfulness with children, based on the positive results of many programs and research on mindfulness with youth across the nation. Mindfulness is helping children academically and socially, reduces stress improves executive functions, self-regulation, ups empathy, compassion and sense of wellbeing.
Lesley Grant began sharing mindfulness with youth in a neurology clinic in 1984, she is the Director of Marin Mindfulness Institute and contributing author to Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. She has lectured at Stanford University, UC San Diego Medical Center Conference on Mindfulness with Youth, as well as George Miller Lecture Series. The institute she founded and directs trains educators, mental health and medical professionals in yearlong trainings in Mindfulness in Adolescent and Child Education and Mindfulness in Adolescent and Child Psychotherapy. Marin Mindfulness Institute in Fairfax also offers in-service mindfulness training at schools and social service agencies in Bay Area counties. She has 30 years experience as a teacher trainer, classroom teacher and director and holds an ECD from the State of California. She graduated from CIIS with a thesis in psychology education, and served as internship director for yoga and mindfulness based stress management students as part of a master’s in psychology degree program through Sonoma State University. Lesley Grant also currently offers individual mindfulness mentoring sessions to children 6 – 13 years old, with academic stress and anxiety challenges, learning challenges, ADHD, aggression, anxiety, seizure disorder problems, as well as mindfulness-based parenting appointments for parents. www.mindfulness-education.org