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Building Personal Power and Navigating Stress: Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

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Children (and educators) across the country have been dealing with a collective trauma as schools shut down and radically changed their lives. Returning to...
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Faculty:
Jennifer Cohen Harper
Duration:
6 Hours 2 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 09, 2020

Description

Children (and educators) across the country have been dealing with a collective trauma as schools shut down and radically changed their lives.

Returning to school has included fears around getting sick, catching up with missed work from the prior year, changes in routine after a prolonged period at home, rapid transitions between in-person and remote schooling, and coping with the ongoing differences in the school experience needed to keep everyone healthy.

Watch Jennifer Cohen Harper, expert in children’s yoga and mindfulness, as she shows you how using movement, breath-work and mindfulness practices proactively with your students (whether in the classroom or virtually) will:

  • Generate a sense of internal safety,
  • Build personal power and foster attuned connection,
  • Help our students access their resilience, and
  • Thrive as they move forward with their learning.

Don’t miss out on practices to reduce overwhelm, soothe the nervous system and manage intrusive thoughts!

Handouts

Outline

Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids: Science and Safety
  • How yoga and mindfulness impact the nervous system
  • Creating physical and emotional safety
Reducing Overwhelm
  • Orienting practices for kids to build safety:
    • Layers of Sound
    • Sensory Check In
  • Increasing attuned connection without contact:
    • Imaginary Ball Pass
    • Mirror Hands
Soothing the Nervous System
  • Grounding practices for kids to manage escalating emotions:
    • Hugging Breath
    • Seated Sun Salutation
  • Building personal power to reduce anxiety and increase agency:
    • Feeling my Strength
    • The Warriors
Managing Intrusive Thoughts
  • Reducing the intensity of intrusive thoughts and interrupting rumination:
    • Naming My Thoughts
    • Taking in the Good
  • Replacing fear-based thoughts with self-compassion:
    • Thank you body scan
    • Kind Wishes

Faculty

Building Personal Power and Navigating Stress: Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT Related seminars and products: 16


Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is an author and educator who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.

As the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health providers. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the board president of the non-profit Yoga Service Council, which works to maximize the effectiveness and sustainability of those committed to sharing practices supporting healing, resilience, self-development, community building and positive social change.

Jennifer is the author and co-author of numerous titles and card decks, including Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck (PESI, 2016), Little Flower Yoga (New Harbinger, 2013) and children’s books, Thank You Body, Thank You Heart (PESI, 2019) and Thank You Mind (PESI, 2020).

Jennifer’s work has been featured in prominent publications including NY Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Publishers Weekly, and Yoga Journal and endorsed by thought leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer is an engaging presenter committed to collective growth and learning. She offers powerful information in a practical, easy-to-implement format with warmth, humor and joy.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the founder/director of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project. She is a compensated author for New Harbinger Publications. Her work on yoga and mindfulness has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the vice president of the Yoga Service Council. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.