Mindfulness-Based Practice for Children and Families

Breathing to Build Better Brains: Mindfulness-Based Practice for Children and Families 
May 18, 2017

Jessica Richards, MS, LCSW, IFECMHS, RPF-II 


Research informs us the mindfulness has a plethora of physical and mental health benefits, lowering blood pressure, reducing pain, improving sleep, boosting the immune system, increasing grey matter in the brain, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and enhancing concentration and life satisfaction are all potential research-supported benefits of this practice. How can mindfulness help children and families? Mindfulness improves parenting satisfaction, reduces stress, enhances parent-child relationships and supports emotional regulation.

In this introductory training learn more about the benefits of this practice and ways to bring these skills to parents, families, children 2-12 years old and YOURSELF! The MindUp Curriculum: Grades PreK-2: Brain Focused Strategies for Learning and Living by the Hawn Foundation is a required text for the training and is available at amazon.com  and onsite at the training.

Early Bird Registration: $99 (ends 4/21/2017)
Registration: $110

Continuing Education: $15 (for 6 hours CE for Psychologists, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, & LEPs)
The Mindup Curriculum Curriculum: Grades PreK-2... Book: $25 (available at other retailers, only few copies remain so register now to reserve your copy)

Course Objectives: 

  • To identify physical and emotional benefits of mindfulness.
  • To name and describe the key areas of the brain used in teaching mindfulness to children.
  • To demonstrate through applied practice mindfulness-based techniques using various senses.
  • To expand self care practice strategies using mindfulness. 


9:00 - Breathing
9:05 - What is Mindfulness?
9:20 - Research
10:00 - Introducing MindUP

10:30 - Break
10:45 - Unit 1
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Unit II
2:30 - Break
2:45 - Unit III
3:30 - Unit IV
4:15 - Evaluations and Questions 



For Information on this training, please contact Quint Paige, quintp@lacgc.org or call (323) 373-2400 x2127