Events & Classes

We are committed to serving as a resource and partner in promoting the well-being of children and families through evidence-based programs, workshops and courses. Many of our workshops are six or eight weeks long, and are offered once per quarter.

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Courses and Workshops

All The Feels: A 5-day Mindfulness Retreat for Teens

This week-long, experiential program for high school students is based on the evidenced-based curriculum of Mindful Self Compassion, the Mindful Schools curriculum, and principles of positive psychology.  During this week, we will spend time practicing mindfulness through many senses and avenues; creative projects; connect with each other through discussions and age-appropriate games; spend time outdoors, and do some gentle movement. Mindfulness practices have been studied and shown to help manage stress, increase feelings of well-being, and promote emotional resilience. 

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Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Giving and Receiving Compassion: Caring for Others without Losing Ourselves

How can we maintain our calm and continue to be caring during these times of worldwide turmoil and distress? Caring for others requires caring for oneself. Research demonstrates the many benefits of compassion practices in reducing depression, anxiety, and empathetic distress. This workshop will include didactic practices as well as two compassionate practices: Giving and Receiving Compassion and Compassion with Equanimity.

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Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. MSC cultivates inner strength, self-acceptance, and a wider perspective of common humanity, to promote personal growth and stronger relationships with others. Join us for an hour-long introduction to these practices. We’ll provide an overview of MSC, and guide a couple of MSC practices. No previous mindfulness experience is necessary.

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Tools for Teens: Stress Management and Emotional Resilience

Based on the evidenced-based curriculum of Mindful Self Compassion, the Mindful Schools curriculum, and principles of positive psychology; this 8-week experiential program for teens provides practices and tools to manage stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and promote emotional resilience.

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Mindful Self-Compassion

A scientifically-based program that enhances physical and mental well-being, as well as relationships with others. Participants will learn ways to apply awareness and self-kindness in their daily life through experiential exercises, short talks, and interactive group discussions.

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Drop-In Meditation Sessions

Drop-in Session: Looking Back With Gratitude to Move Forward

Gratitude supports resistance and resilience by reminding us that we are enough and that where we are at, right now, is enough. Gratitude for what we have also acknowledges where we’ve come from and the work we’ve put into our paths. Gratitude can guide us back to thinking about the people that support and uplift us. Please join this drop-in session for gratitude practice, and a discussion about affirmations, gratitude, and values.

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Self-Compassion for Children and Caregivers

This 6-week live-online class is for parents/caregivers and children 7-10. Each session lasts one hour and involves mindful movement, mindfulness and self-compassion mini-lessons and practices, and ends with a game. Parent/caregivers and child participate together so you both learn (and grow up) at the same time!

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Special Events

Day of Respite: A Retreat

Inspired by Days of Mindfulness, from MBSR and Mindful Self-Compassion classes, this Day of Respite, a 6-hour retreat, is meant to nourish and nurture those whose work or life activities bring them in contact with difficulty and suffering. We will use mindfulness and compassion practices to guide us during the day. The experience is designed to be one of deep welcoming, acceptance, rest, and compassionate care.

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