MINDFULNESS FOR TEENS
Tools for mitigating stress and promoting well-being
By Kat Ramquist M.Ed MA and Lynne Brazg M. Ed
July Session: Monday 9 - Friday 13 July, 10am-12
August Session: Monday 13 - Friday 17 August, 10am-12
The many demands facing students both in the classroom and in social structures can create a lot of stress. Training in mindfulness gives very practical tools for managing these stresses, which can help create more room for enjoying life and being successful in school.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Define mindfulness and demonstrate the sitting posture for the practice
- Practice mindfulness of the body by relaxing and feeling gravity
- Define neuroplasticity and understand the brain's ability to change
- Understand the difference between impulsive action and mindful action
- Understand the role of self-control in long-term goal achievement
- Appreciate the value of non-judgmental awareness of the body and mind
- Identify three strategies to handle being overwhelmed
- Learn skills for being with difficult emotions
- Learn how to savor what is good in life
This developmentally appropriate course will support students to gain personal confidence in handling stress, becoming more authentic, and connecting to their own present moment experience. These aims are supported and grounded in scientific domains of clinical neuroscience, evolutionary psychology , and emotional regulation research. Students will participate in research-based practices that are designed specifically to build strength in developing attention stability, self-awareness, and self-regulation. By the end of the course students will have skills to use while studying and throughout the school day that can help shift what is happening inside, and stay cool under pressure.
- Mindpower - Introduction to Mindfulness
- Ending the War Within - How to steady the way
- Impulses and Patience - When the going gets rough
- Handling Overwhelm: the 'freak out formula'
- Being at home in our bodies
- From the Heart - Soaking in the good
- Happiness - Gratitude and Generosity
About Kat and Lynne
Lynne Brazg M. Ed (Counseling) is a retired school counselor, and currently works as a parent educator and coach. She has over 18 years of experience working with children and parents, including women in transitional housing and parents of infants through teens. She also has an advanced certificate in Infant Mental Health, and is a trained group facilitator of Listening Mothers affiliated with the Community of Mindful Parents. Lynne has completed the yearlong certification with Mindful Schools and is a certified Mindful Schools Instructor. She has been facilitating parenting groups teaching mindful parenting and working in schools teaching mindfulness.
Kathryn Ramquist M.Ed (Teaching) and MA (Theology), is a retired Math teacher and worked in the public schools for twenty years. Kathryn has a Mindful Schools Educator certification. While teaching she worked with administrators to bring the Mindful Schools curriculum to her school and introduced mindfulness practices into her classroom. As a classroom teacher Kathryn encouraged students to understand their own learning processes, their instincts, ask for help, and communicate reasoning. The Mindful Schools curriculum offers an excellent extension of these practices and she looks forward to supporting students through this program.
4500 9th Ave NE, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98105
Class may be billable through insurance in some cases; contact Hampton Tutors for further information.
Terms, conditions and refund policy:
In the event that you must cancel, your payment will be fully refundable until 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellations made less than 5 business days in advance of the class will be partially refunded at 50% (for example, $250 refund payment for a $500 class). Cancellations may be made by phone or email.
In the event that we must cancel the class, we will notify you via phone or email and refund you in full.