BE WELL: Integrating Mindfulness for Working with Children, Families and Professionals

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Early childhood professionals are dedicated to supporting the well-being of young children and families. However, they often experience intense stress in their work. In addition to supporting children’s development and learning, they are responsible for guiding children’s behavior and social-emotional learning, supporting positive social interactions, and interacting with similarly-stressed families and colleagues. Emerging evidence suggests that the impact of stress on health and relationships can be reduced by practicing mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one’s attention in the present moment. In this interactive workshop, the participants will 1) reflect on how stress associated with working with children and families impacts their own health and relationships, 2) learn about the benefits of mindfulness for well-being and positive relationships, 3) learn and participate in practices that support the development of mindfulness, and 4) make a personal and professional plan for integrating mindfulness into daily life and professional activities.






Date and Time: 

05/12/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Birth to 5

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Professional Development Providers