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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

When Taking a Deep Breath is Not Enough: Yoga and Mindfulness Strategies to Promote Relaxation, Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation

A Workshop Sunday, November 4 by Hannah Gould, M.Ed, RYT

NESCA is pleased to announce a full-day workshop for parents, professionals, and care-givers of children and teens.

Yoga and mindfulness have proven to be beneficial, motivating and empowering practices for many children with developmental and emotional challenges. This workshop will introduce simple games and activities rooted in yoga and mindfulness that help children build essential skills.

 Parenting and teaching children who become deregulated often calls upon adults to be co-regulators. This workshop will discuss effective co-regulation and allow time for discussion and problem-solving related to individual concerns.

No prior yoga experience is necessary!

Areas of Focus
  • Anxiety and frustration: How breathing, movement, and mindfulness can help; 
  • Attention challenges and impulsivity: Learning to slow down and find a “still place;”
  • Sensory regulation: Finding comfort in a stimulating and unpredictable world; 
  • Motor planning and self-calming: Strengthening the mind-body connection.
When:   10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday, November 4, 2012

Where:  NESCA, 55 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor, Newton, MA

Cost:      $150 per person, pre-paid.

Participants will engage in a variety of fun and relaxing activities including yoga games, breathing exercises and meditation. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing.

This program is limited to 10 participants. Early enrollment is required. To register, call Melissa Jensen or Todd Helmus at 617-658-9800, ext. 0, or email nesca@nesca-newton.com.

About the Presenter

Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT is an experienced yoga therapist who specializes in working with children and teens with developmental and emotional challenges. Formerly a classroom special education teacher, Ms. Gould employs an educational approach to her work, in order to ensure the optimal learning environment for each child.

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