MINDFUL GAMES WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS and TALK FOR PARENTS:
October 27 - 29, 2016
We were delighted to host Susan Kaiser Greenland where we learned about true and tested mindfulness practices to help reduce stress in our children and cultivate the essential life skills of attention (A), emotional balance (B) and compassion (C). The new "ABC"s! For more information about Susan, click here.
Mindfulness Based Treatment for Youth
Struggling with Substance Abuse
April 15-17, 2016
A diverse group of 19 professionals who work
with adolescents attended the 3-day certification training with Sam Himelstein. It was a superb immersion into the 12-week program he developed. For more about Sam Himelstein's work click here.
Focus on Being:
January 23, 2016
We had a lovely gathering to reflect and practice mindful meditation and
movement with over 80 people present. We took the time to nourish our own practice among supportive community.
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience
October 23-24, 2015
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Over 200 participants attended this workshop on ways to treat ourselves kindly,
like we would a good friend we care about.
Rather than continually judging and criticizing ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect human beings. We learned tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing painful emotions. For more information about Kristin Neff's work click here.
Cynthia Canty talks about Mindfulness in Education
Our own board member and co-founder, Dr. Rita Benn, was interviewed recently on a program that aired on October 12, 2015. If you missed it, you can hear it now: click here for the link. Rita, and 3rd and 4th grade teacher, Carl Clark, spoke about the impact of bringing mindfulness into the classroom. Congratulations to Rita and Carl for spreading the word across the state.
Community Book Discussion at Crazy Wisdom
Self-compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
August 21, 2015 at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, Ann Arbor, MI
A community discussion of Kristin Neff's engaging book about how to heal self-criticism and destructive emotional patterns through practices of self-compassion. The feelings of security, self-worth and resilience that come from self-compassion lead to a healthier, happier and more effective approach to life than riding the ups and downs when self-esteem hinges on meeting certain standards.