Playful Mindfulness for Children

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Groups | Lamplight Therapy | Eugene, OR | Antra Renault, MSW specializing in mindfulness groups for adults and children and transgender support groups.
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"Mindfulness therapeutic groups and fun classes for children ages 6-10 years old are held several times throughout the year. Sessions are for an hour and a half and are generally held one a week for four weeks."Mindfulness" is the practice of accepting the present moment, our feelings and thoughts, our internal and external world, exactly as it is in the moment. Children are innately amazing at being in the moment and curious. They are said to have "beginners mind", something adults strive to re-learn. Groups and classes are geared toward kids with a variety of social, emotional, physical and sensory abilities and needs. We will practice stress reduction techniques such as the "darth vader breath", self-control, how to "get in the zone" before a test/sports/or performing, empathy skills, healthy expression of all the emotions, such as "angry balloon-punching", balance, yoga, and make crafts to bring home. Past crafts have included glitter calming bottles, a wooden balance board, spinning poi, stress ball fidgets, origami pinwheels, and more."

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