Join Elizabeth Hoisington as she teaches our families to practice mindfulness through a series of fun exercises. Each week a different mindfulness and meditation exercise will be introduced that you and your family can do at home.
July 25th: Cloud Meditation (Mindful Breathing) – Our thoughts are like the clouds, forming, changing, and passing by. Come learn about the power of our breath and how it can help us with distracting and unruly thoughts. We also will use cotton balls and chalk to draw our own forming and changing clouds.
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.
Elizabeth is a meditation facilitator, dedicated to assisting people in the journey of mindfulness. She has practiced meditation for the past 17 years, facilitates a weekly mindfulness meditation at the Westbank Library, Mindful Eating Workshops at the YMCA, in addition to yearly Children’s Mindfulness Programs in local Austin. Some former clients include The Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Freescale, Central Health, and various health facilities.