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Introduction to Mindfulness Practice with Children and Adolescents

Date & Time of Recording:
October 27, 2020
  • On-demand video
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This course is designed to be an overview of basic mindfulness principles and practices, particularly as they apply to working with children and teens in a variety of settings. For decades, researchers have demonstrated various benefits of mindfulness practice addressing a number of emotional and physical difficulties. They also have shown it to be beneficial for helping to prevent those difficulties and for boosting emotional and physical well-being in general. According to mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, practicing mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, in a nonjudgmental way. While it might seem simple, the practice of mindfulness can be difficult to learn and to put into practice. Most Americans did not learn about mindfulness practices until adulthood, even though they could have benefited from its principles over the course of their childhood and adolescence. Considering the ever increasing influences of digital technology and social media, challenges resulting from difficulties such as ADHA, social anxiety, and family

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles, or attitudes, of mindfulness.
  • List a number of benefits of mindfulness practice for emotional and physical health.
  • Differentiate mindfulness from other practices that may seem similar.
  • Readily access and apply evidence-based strategies for implementing mindfulness practice with children and adolescents.
  • Develop and implement a plan for their own mindfulness practice.
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  • All participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    Participation credit only. This 2.5 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
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