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Help Kids Foster Personal Power and Internal Safety: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

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Children and educators across the country have been dealing with a collective trauma as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools and radically change...
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Faculty:
Jennifer Cohen Harper
Duration:
1 Hour 32 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 05, 2020

Description

Children and educators across the country have been dealing with a collective trauma as the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools and radically changed lives. 

Returning to school brings challenges including ­-- facing fears around getting sick, catching up on lost academic instruction, loss of emotional connections, and changes in routine after a prolonged period at home.

Join me, Jennifer Cohen Harper, expert in children’s yoga and mindfulness, as I show you how using movement, breath-work and mindfulness practices proactively when school returns 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 this opportunity to help students build a sense of personal power and agency!

Handouts

Outline

Reducing Overwhelm

  • Orienting practices to build safety: Layers of Sound, Sensory Check In
  • Increasing attuned connection without contact: Imaginary Ball Pass

Soothing the Nervous System

  • Grounding practices to manage escalating emotions: Hugging Breath
  • Building personal power to reduce anxiety and increase agency: Feeling my Strength

Managing Intrusive Thoughts

  • Reducing the intensity of intrusive thoughts and interrupting rumination: Naming My Thoughts
  • Replacing fear based thoughts with self-compassion: Kind Wishes

Faculty

Help Kids Foster Personal Power and Internal Safety: Yoga and 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.