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We are proud and honored to be able to offer our children Mindfulness and Yoga practice here at Kid Works by Cary Saltsgaver.
One day of the week each class will have the privilege of a specialized teacher, Cary Saltsgaver, certified in the practice of Mindfulness and also Yoga. Cary first started teaching Mindfulness to our children in March 2016. Please visit her website for more information: www.startwith3.net.
Research shows the importance and growing need for more mindfulness in education. Our belief is that if we can introduce it to children early in their lives, it will become a very natural and healthy way of life.
'Mindfulness is learning to pay attention to the present moment by noticing our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and surrounding environment.
When we teach mindfulness in schools, children learn how to regulate themselves in ways that help stop automatic reactions and increases skillful, caring responses. Mindfulness, best known as a stress-reduction tool, provides children with tools for dealing with conflict and adversity while increasing the ability to focus and control impulses. Research shows that mindfulness increases attention and focus, reduces stress, improves impulse control, develops emotion regulation, and builds empathy and compassion. It even has been known to cultivate happiness!'
"Scientists have been able to prove that meditation and rigorous mindfulness training can lower cortisol levels and blood pressure, increase immune response and possibly even affect gene expression," reports Kate Pickert in TIME magazine’s June 2016 special edition, The Science of Happiness.
Below is a youtube clip on Mindful Education by Daniel Rechschaffen on Bay Sunday, CBS:
Daniel Rechschaffen, Marriage and Family Therapist, is the author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students.
He founded the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education. Daniel leads mindfulness trainings around the world and
is also one of Cary Saltsgaver's teachers.
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