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Date(s) - 05/03/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westbank Library

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Join us for mindful bodies, mindful listening, mindful breathing, followed with mandala coloring. Small movements and gentle concentration of coloring draw us into the present moment and has a calming effect for children. (Adults too!)

Join Elizabeth Hoisington on the first Tuesday of the month as she teaches our families to practice mindfulness through a series of fun exercises. Each month a different mindfulness and meditation exercise will be introduced that you and your family can do at home.

We know practicing meditation is good for us. It allows us to be present in our lives, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our reactions. Meditation is also good for our children. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. In short, it helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.

Recommended for ages 5 and up with their caregiver.