Kids Mindfulness Group (Ages 6-11)

A 6-WEEK COURSE

2017
Sept 20th, 27th, Oct 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Time:
(
Two options--Must choose one)

Wednesday, 4:15PM - 5:15PM
or
Wednesday,  5:30PM - 6:30PM

Location:
11 Collins Ave., Sayville, NY 11782

Instructor:
Nicole Coogan, LMSW


*See Below For Pricing and Registration*

Overview

The extent of pressures put on our children today is far greater than ever before. From increased scholastic expectations starting at an extremely young age, to increased social responsibility, our children are faced with a daunting challenge. Combine that with the ever increasing distractions that technology provides (gaming, social media, general connection) and parents struggle to develop skills to help their children not just excel, but to be functioning, at ease and simply happy.

As a result, we have developed our Mindfulness for Children program. This program offered through the Long Island Center for Mindfulness was designed by Cory Muscara and Elissa Rubin, MD (pediatrician and owner of Happy and Healthy Pediatrics) to combine proven techniques from established Mindfulness curriculums as well as experience and perspective from pediatric medicine. All designed for appropriate age groups to be fun and engaging!

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills to understand stresses and develop coping strategies
  • Develop skills to manage reduce and manage anxiety, habits that transcend into adulthood
  • Improve understanding of sensations and feelings and how to respond rather than react
  • Improved focus and attention
  • Learn to communicate and listen with greater mindfulness to family, friends and in school
  • Deepen interpersonal relationships.
  • Learn how to practice a variety of different mindfulness meditations, and develop and sustain a simple meditation practice moving forward

The Role of the Parents/Guardian
It is incredibly important for you, as a parent or guardian, to be a part of this experience with your child. Therefore, we ask at least one guardian to be present during the class. Although the learning period will only involve interaction with the kids, it is important for you to see what tools/ideas the children are learning to support and encourage them between sessions. If you would like to take your learning deeper, we offer multiple courses for adults through the Long Island Center for mindfulness. This is a great opportunity for you to learn these tools alongside your child, allowing you to integrate mindfulness into more deeply into your family and household.


About the Instructor

Nicole Coogan is a NYS Licensed Social Worker, a NYS Certified School Social Worker and a Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor. For the past eight years, she has been employed by a Long Island School District as a School Social Worker. In 2015, she opened her own private practice in Sayville, NY called, Inspire Counseling, where she provides therapy to children and their families to help manage anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, grief, anger, self-esteem and other struggles they may be facing. Nicole became certified in children’s yoga and mindfulness through ChildLight Yoga this past year to provide “therapy yoga” tailored to the individual needs of her clients. Nicole works to incorporate stress reduction, yoga and mindfulness into her therapy and is excited and honored to now be working with children through the Long Island Center for Mindfulness to teach these skills in their mindfulness groups. She has been personally trained by Cory Muscara through the Long Island Center for Mindfulness to teach this 6-week kids mindfulness course.


Investment:
$195 / $350 for 2 (siblings) / $525 for 3 (siblings)


Register for 4:15pm

Register for 5:30pm

There are limited spaces in this program

We have a limited number of partial scholarships available for those unable to cover the registration cost.​If you are interested in a scholarship, and/or have concerns or questions before registering, ​please reach out to me at cory.muscara@gmail.com