"100 years ago, brushing your teeth everyday was a rare occurrence. Today it is a common practice. That is the same for contemplative practices. It will be a common daily practice in the future. It's like brushing or warming up the brain" Dan Siegel, MD, UCLA
Used in Corporations, Hospitals, Sports, the Arts & NOW Schools
Program curriculum for school aged children kindergarten through 12th grade, and college level. Curriculum also benefits teachers by reducing stress levels and increasing student work out-put. Classrooms are more manageable leading to improved academic achievement.
BENEFITS & APPLICATIONS
Test Taking * Public Speaking * Acadmics * Peer Interactions
* Sports * Family Life * Music & Creative Arts
Mindfulness practice is particularly useful for people with ADHD. Not only does it offer invaluable practice in paying attention, developing of that skill over time; it also offers the reward of intrinsically interesting experiences... all day, every day.
(Mindfulness and the brain: Insights from the Work of Daniel Siegel, MD)
If I were living in a Mindful Life I would have been gave my life to Christ. I would have never held a gun or a knife; I would have never learned how to shoot dice. I would've been the man my mom wanted me to be and I would've never hung out in the streets; & I... would've got my high school degree; and I never would've seen cell one-thirteen" Flame aka Karlton(excerpt from lyrics developed in Portsmouth Public Schools Mindfulness workshops with GED students)
- Using Breath to Sustain Focus
- The Sound Gateway
- Meta Focus on Everyday Tasks
- Body Scans - Emergency First Aid
Portsmouth Public Schools: Students & Teachers
Chesapeake Health & Human Services
Suffolk Center for The Arts
Urban Arts Center
Tidewater Detention Center
"Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." Jon Kabat-Zinn
For more information and to set up workshops please contact.
EarthSong Division - CCDI @ 757.399.0925