In these turbulent times of uncertainty and change, our kids are vulnerable to stress and anxiety. Using a combination of mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, this program offers children an effective approach to decrease anxiety while living in a changing world. Participants will learn how to identify signs of stress and the nature of anxious thoughts. They will learn strategies to calm the mind and body and cope with everyday stress.
The course will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness and cognitive-based strategies to:
- Decrease the effects of stress
- Understand and diffuse anxiety
- Help with emotional regulation
- Improve communication skills
- Increase sense of wellness
- Reduce reactivity and
- Improve ability to respond to life challenges
Your child will learn a variety of mindfulness techniques including formal meditation practices such as breath awareness, body scan and movement meditation, as well as applied mindfulness practices to use in daily life.
- October 23
- October 30
- November 6
- November 13
Middle School Group:
1:00 - 2:30 PM
High School Group:
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South St., 1st Floor room 1120A/B
Philadelphia, PA 19146
About the Instructor
Bidi McSorley, MD, is a pediatrician and a pioneer in introducing mindfulness into children’s health.