Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Bonnie Levine, Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan
For parents only
March 14, 2015
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
As life gets faster and more complex, we find ourselves getting increasingly distracted and stressed. We admonish our children to “Pay attention!”, yet struggle ourselves to put down our phones or engage with our kids more deeply. Fortunately, there is a solution to these difficulties. Mindfulness (i.e., sustained awareness of moment-to-moment experience) has been shown to increase attention, improve physical health, and lower stress. When applied to parenting and family life, mindfulness can improve relationships between family members by reducing emotional reactivity. In this workshop, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, a clinical psychologist, and Ms. Bonnie Levine, an educator, introduce mindfulness and discuss its relevance to modern parenting. They guide participants in various exercises, including playful ones that parents can do at home with their children. Finally, they address common issues that arise when starting mindfulness practice.
Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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Bonnie Levine, M.S.Ed, founder of Mindful Classroom, and an educator for almost 20 years, who currently teaches mindfulness workshops for educators, children and other adults. Creator of the blog series, “What’s In Your Mindful Toolbox?”, vignettes from the elementary school classroom.
Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan
Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan, author of Urban Mindfulness, is a clinical psychologist who has been teaching mindfulness and meditation for 15 years. For more information visit his website.