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Elephant Breaths for Kids

by Erica S | Jun 19, 2017

It’s okay to aHappy kidsdmit that life is sometimes busy and sometimes very difficult. It’s okay to say that we get too preoccupied with our phones and our stressors to be aware of the present moment. It’s quite okay to know that being intentional can be a tough task. We, in Children’s Services, understand and want to help. 

Recent research has shown that mindfulness can be crucial and transformative for everyone, children included, in everyday life to calm, to collect, to redirect. That’s why we have invited Bethany Pruitt, a licensed social worker, family therapist, and registered yoga teacher, to help us learn intentional breathing for our children AND for us. Meet us in the Globe Room Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library.

Centered around Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose in the present moment, and non-judgmentally,” (Wherever You Go There You Are, 4) this is an open class, no registration, and completely free. Grown-ups, bring your little ones for a hands-on workshop on how to breathe intentionally to add to your resources to help the children in your life.

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