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The New ABCs— Attention, Balance & Compassion
Monday, November 7, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Please join the Mindfulness and Education Working Group (MEWG) for our
2011-2012 lecture and workshop series.
The New ABCs- Attention, Balance & Compassion:
Implementing Mindfulness Techniques in Educational Settings
Susan Kaiser Greenland, Inner Kids
Dr. Suzi Tortora, TC Alumna, Dancing Dialogue
This interactive lecture provides an opportunity for students, educators, health professionals, administrators and parents to learn from each other.
1. Explore the relationship between theory, practice and research of mindfulness practices in educational contexts;
2. Provide an opportunity for you to strengthen and support how you communicate and teach with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills and help manage stress;
3. Introduce ways to bring attention, balance and compassion into your personal and professional lives.
Inner Kids for schools and the New ABCs — Attention, Balance and Compassion
For over a decade, presenters Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the Mindful Child (Free Press, 2010) and Suzi Tortora, author of Dancing Dialogue (Brooks, 2005) have worked to integrate contemporary dance movement therapy techniques with classical mindfulness practice. The result is a well-established set of playful, active, mindfulness-based activities that are incorporated into the Inner Kids school-based program. Unique in its ‘theory + practice’ approach, Inner Kids teaches age-appropriate, secular activities that develop the new ABCs: Attention, Balance and Compassion for children pre-kindergarten through young adult. Inner Kids for schools strengthens and supports how you communicate and teach with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills and help manage stress. Inner Kids can easily be adapted for home, afterschool programs, or clinical practice. In this ninety-minute presentation, Kaiser Greenland and Tortora will briefly review the relationship between the theory, practice and research associated with the Inner Kids program and provide an opportunity for you to play a few Inner Kids games and ask questions. This public talk is an excellent introduction to Inner Kids for schools.
This event is made possible by the generous support of The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Alumni Relations and the Office of Student Activities and Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University.