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Yoga & Mindfulness Tools for Children and Adolescents: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention

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Objectives

  1. Examine the relationship between brain, nervous system, and body, and articulate how yoga and mindfulness can aid in supporting effective integration and function.
  2. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into treatment to help clients regulate their emotions.
  3. Implement yoga and mindfulness into clinical practice to enhance clients’ self-awareness.
  4. Utilize mindfulness strategies in a strength based, supportive manner to assist in improving client’s ability to attend and focus.
  5. Evaluate mindfulness techniques that may help children become more emotionally regulated as well as reduce impulsivity and increase positive decision making skills.
  6. Articulate strategies that can be integrated into treatment to help improve resilience and mindfulness-based self-care among clients.

Outline

The Neuroscience of Yoga & Mindfulness

  • Soothe the protective brain, engage and exercise the thoughtful brain
  • The brain-body relationship
  • Regulate the nervous system
  • Manage emotions
  • Explore the relationship between attachment, embodiment and attention


Strategies for Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children

  • 8 guidelines to create an emotionally and physically safe space
  • Making practice relevant
  • ADHD considerations


Building Your Toolkit of Practices

  • The Five Elements of Yoga and Mindfulness
    • Connect:
      • Practices to increase present moment awareness of self and others (Mindful Listening,Checking in Worksheet, Caring Feelings Meditation, I Am In Charge)
    • Breathe:
      • Practices to stabilize energy and emotions (Grounding Breath, Empowering Breath, Calming Breath, Balancing Breath)
    • Move:
      • Yoga based movement to regulate energy, and develop an improved sense of agency (Grounding, Strengthening, Balancing)
    • Focus:
      • Activities to build focus and attention capacity (Single Pointed Focus, Thought River Meditation, Expanding Energy Meditation)
    • Relax:
      • Practices to calm the nervous system (Restorative Yoga, Tense and Let Go)


Addressing Resistance

  • Create an invitation to participate
  • Make practices relevant
  • Effective modeling
  • Skillful acceptance
  • Use mindfulness and yoga in challenging moments

 

Copyright : 02/15/2017

Yoga & Mindfulness Based Tools for Children & Adolescents to Manage Anxiety & Navigate Stressful Situations

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Objectives

  1. Discover how increased embodiment and present moment awareness can support anxiety reduction and change children’s relationship to stress
  2. Implement simple practices that build children’s sense of personal power

Outline

  • What anxiety is telling us: Listening to the messages of the body
  • Our Stress Response and harnessing its power
  • Agency and Personal Power: Practices to teach our minds how strong we are
    • Connect activity to gain perspective and orient to the present moment: Five Senses Practice
    • Breathe Activity to Soothe the Nervous System: Resistance Breathing
    • Movement Practices to Enhance Sense of Agency and Strength: Mountain Pose Exploration; Feeling My Strength
    • Focus Activity to Practice Grounding and Stabilizing: Body Connection Focus Practice
    • Relaxation Practice to Rest and Repair: Restorative Yoga Poses
  • Repairing the Mind-Body Communication System: Embodiment and its relationship to anxiety reduction

Copyright : 01/12/2016

Breathwork Practices to Regulate Energy Level and Arousal in Children & Adolescents

Outline

  • The Breath-Nervous System Relationship
  • Practices to Calm and Ground
    • Heart and Belly Breathing
    • Langhana Breath
    • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Energizing Practices:
    • Balloon Breath
    • Ha Kriya
    • Breath of Joy
  • Considerations for Different Ages (2-4, 5-8, 8-12 years old)
  • Asthma, Allergies and Other Concerns

Objectives

  1. Describe the physiology of arousal and self-regulation.
  2. Demonstrate breath-based practices that can be used for self-regulation and to impact arousal levels.

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Outline

  • The Breath-Nervous System Relationship
  • Practices to Calm and Ground
    • Heart and Belly Breathing
    • Langhana Breath
    • Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Energizing Practices:
    • Balloon Breath
    • Ha Kriya
    • Breath of Joy
  • Considerations for Different Ages (2-4, 5-8, 8-12 years old)
  • Asthma, Allergies and Other Concerns

Objectives

  1. Describe the physiology of arousal and self-regulation.
  2. Demonstrate breath-based practices that can be used for self-regulation and to impact arousal levels.

Copyright : 01/12/2016

Yoga & Mindfulness Based Practices to Support Children & Adolescents with ADHD

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Articulate how the body and nervous system effect ADHD symptomology in children.
  2. Consider clinical implications of utilizing yoga and mindfulness practices to reduce ADHD symptoms in clients.

Outline

  • Understanding ADHD through the Body and Nervous System
  • How Can Yoga & Mindfulness Help Children with ADHD?
  • The Five Elements of Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Practices
    • Connect Activity to Orient and Sooth the Protective Brain: Layers of Sound
    • Breathe Activity to Regulate Nervous System: Breath of Joy
    • Move Activity to Calm and Ground: Chair Yoga Sequence
    • Focus Activity to Improve Attention: I Am In Charge
    • Relax Activity to Increase Embodiment and Support Rest: Tense and Let Go

Copyright : 01/12/2016