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Mindful Games: Teaching Children Attention, Balance, and Compassion

July 23 - 28, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$370 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

This workshop offers a life-changing opportunity for parents and professionals who work with children. Mindfulness and meditation develop six essential life skills that children need: quieting, focusing, seeing, reframing, caring, and connecting. Come learn how to engage children in developing these skills—while having fun!

Susan Kaiser Greenland’s mindful games help children better regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Highly experiential, this workshop includes demonstrations of lessons, practice periods, teaching techniques, and group facilitation. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet like-minded parents and professionals.

Through lively discussion and experiential activities you will learn:

  • Simple games to integrate mindfulness into a daily routine
  • The “why” and the “how” of sharing mindfulness with youth, using methods Susan developed and tested over many years
  • How mindful games help children and adults alike hold back from jumping to conclusions and making judgments reflexively
  • How to bring the qualities of attention, balance, and compassion into our and our children’s actions and relationships
  • Ways that mindfulness and meditation strengthen and support how you communicate and teach/guide.

Mindful games encourage greater mind-body awareness, enhance compassionate life skills, and help with stress management. What you will learn in this workshop can easily be adapted for home, afterschool programs, or private therapy and health-care practices.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Mindfulness expert and author

    Susan Kaiser Greenland is a former corporate attorney who developed the Inner Kids mindful awareness program. Author of The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate and Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness with Children, Teens and Families, she speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad.

    Susan was on the clinical team of the Pediatric Pain Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, co-investigator on a large UCLA research study on the impact of mindfulness in education, and a collaborator on an investigation of mindful eating for children and caregivers.

    Quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Real Simple, Parent and Child, and the Washington Post, Susan has also written for the Huffington Post, Shambhala Sun, and other publications. She was named a champion of children by First 5 LA, the most influential children’s advocacy group in Los Angeles.

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  • Why Attend
    • Expand your mindfulness toolkit with special mindful games that lead to greater focus, better stress-management, and increased compassionate awareness.

    • Experience a playful approach to mindfulness that offers an effective way for parents and professionals to empower children.

    • Enhance your experience of the ways mindfulness and meditation can be used and adapted in your own life and in a variety of professional environments.

  • Things to Know

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

    Prerequisites

    None required.

    Experience Level

    This program is suitable for beginners and longtime meditation practitioners alike.

    Special Details

    This program fulfills the pre-requisite to join a Mindful Games Advanced Skills Online Training/Supervision Group that will be offered later in 2017.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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