October 17, 2017
9 am - 3 pm
During this program participants will learn very accessible methods to practice and teach, with break out groups to try each out. The focus will be on basic tenets of Mindful breathing, seeing, listening, speaking, vibrating and teaching. These will be age appropriate through lower, middle and upper divisions, and will include practices you and your students and their families can do in the classroom or at home, as well as curricular ties. Participants will leave this workshop with new approaches; day-to-day practices, and a deeper understanding through experiential methods, of how to reduce stress and anxiety, generate true feelings of compassion and positive aspirations for themselves and others. This in turn will activate and renew their own energy flow and ability to teach this to students. Resources will be made available online including access to creative visualizations, written works, audio recordings and apps with beautifully relaxing sound tools to use in mindfulness meditation sessions. Participants will be more confident with both their understanding and tool belt resources. Links to active peer groups for staying connected to a network of professionals in the field doing similar work will also be provided.
This is an experiential and fun introductory workshop on differentiated practices for creating more accessibility in the teaching of Mindfulness.
AREAS OF FOCUS WILL INCLUDE:
Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Reduction and Relaxation through Conscious Breathing; Experiencing Stillness; Generating Awareness through Seeing and Being In The Moment; Awakening Your Sound Body Through the Use of Sound Tools and Vocal Toning; Mindful Listening, Speaking and Visualizing Through Storytelling and Symbology; Working With Positive Energy and Affirmations; Transforming Emotions to create compassionate action for self and others; Mindful Walking, Zen Motion in Sports Warm Ups and Preparation; Mindfulness and Connectivity through Media and App Technology.
Daniel Lauter, Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner