Is your teen driven to distraction? Overwhelmed with keeping up socially on-line and off? Stressed about homework? Caught up in negative thinking? In this six week course we will touch on many aspects of mindfulness that will help your teen navigate these exciting and complex high school years. This course is intended for high school aged teenagers (14-19 years old). Class size will range between 10 and 20 students.
Week 1 October 12: Brain, Body, Breath - Understanding the basics
Week 2 October 19: Home Sweet Home - Creating a sense of ease within ourselves
Week 3 October 26: Driven to Distraction - Learning how to focus attention
Week 4 November 2: Making Sense of your Senses - Slowing down and noticing
Week 5 November 9: Riding the Storm - Being with, not thrown, by strong emotions
Week 6 November 16: Giving Thanks - The power of gratitude and kindness
Ann Hollar is a mindfulness instructor in Seattle. She has a M. Ed from the University of Washington, focusing her thesis on “Mindfulness in Education: The Secular Intersection of Buddhism and Neuroscience.” She currently teaches mindfulness to students in both public and private elementary, middle and high schools. She has been trained in both the MindUp and Mindful Schools curricula and has recently completed Mindful Schools Year-Long Instructor Certification Program. Her personal integration of mindfulness is constantly being kept alive via interactions with her three tween and teenaged boys.