After successful mindfulness classes in the spring, we’re very pleased to announce that again this fall we will be offering an 8 Week Mindfulness Workshop for Teens.
 
Mindfulness utilizes guided meditation and other techniques (education, discussion, yoga) to help individuals learn to better experience their emotions and develop a sense of calmness. Participants will also receive strategies and exercises to continue this practice at home once the workshop ends.
 
While we believe that mindfulness is a very useful and healthy practice for all, this is a particularly effective technique for individuals coping with anxiety, depression, or chronic pain conditions (chronic headaches/migraines, abdominal pain, etc. . .). We strongly recommend this program for all teens who have experienced these conditions.
 
Our workshop will be run by Theresa St. John-Siegel, a meditation and yoga instructor with backgrounds in clinical social work and physical therapy. Theresa has spent her life exploring various methods for creating greater health and well-being in her own life and in the lives of others.
 
Classes will be limited to 8 students and will meet in the Westwood Office on Wednesday evenings October 11th – November 29th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The workshop will cost $240 for the full 8 weeks.

Enrollment Criteria:
– We ask that no siblings be enrolled in the same session
– The appropriate age range for this course are adolescents between 14 and 18 years of age.

We think this program is a tremendous opportunity to improve the short and long-term quality of life for our patients. Please email mindfulness@wmpeds.com to sign up (or for more information). If you are unsure if this program is right for your child, please ask your preferred provider.

Regards,

Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates

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