Mindful Games: Teaching Children Attention, Balance, and Compassion

Professional Development - Mindfulness Teacher Trainings

Susan Kaiser Greenland

July 23-28, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$370 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

This workshop offers a life-changing opportunity for parents and professionals who work with children. Mindfulness and meditation develop six essential life skills that children need: quieting, focusing, seeing, reframing, caring, and connecting. Come learn how to engage children in developing these skills—while having fun!

Susan Kaiser Greenland’s mindful games helps children better regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Highly experiential, this workshop includes demonstrations of lessons, practice periods, teaching techniques, and group facilitation. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet like-minded parents and professionals.

Through lively discussion and experiential activities you will learn:

  • Simple games to integrate mindfulness into a daily routine
  • The “why” and the “how” of sharing mindfulness with youth, using methods Susan developed and tested over many years
  • How mindful games help children and adults alike hold back from jumping to conclusions and making judgments reflexively
  • How to bring the qualities of attention, balance, and compassion into our and our children’s actions and relationships
  • Ways that mindfulness and meditation strengthen and support how you communicate and teach/guide.

Mindful games encourage greater mind-body awareness, enhance compassionate life skills, and help with stress management. What you will learn in this workshop can easily be adapted for home, afterschool programs, or private therapy and health-care practices.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Expand your mindfulness toolkit with special mindful games that lead to greater focus, better stress-management, and increased compassionate awareness.

  • Experience a playful approach to mindfulness that offers an effective way for parents and professionals to empower children.

  • Enhance your experience of the ways mindfulness and meditation can be used and adapted in your own life and in a variety of professional environments.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    This program is suitable for beginners and longtime meditation practitioners alike.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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