Mindfulness & Meditation for Kids and Their Parents
An 8 week Interactive Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids and their Parents (best suited for kids ages 5 - 8)
“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” - Dalai Lama
Learn Mindfulness and Meditation from the comfort of your home! Take the same class that children and parents in Los Angeles have had the privilege to enroll in and pay less.
In each of these weekly classes, children and parents will explore the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation. Each week, we will build upon each class with new skills and activities. Together you and your child/children will go on a journey that will allow you and your child to learn how to live life in a new way! This way of life greatly reduces stress, alleviates anxiety, banishes fear, increases self awareness and enhances your ability to regulate emotions. We will also learn how to relax our bodies and quiet our minds.
Every class will include brand new mindfulness techniques to practice, breath work and breathing, a story that goes along with what we are learning, new ways to meditate and building connections with each other. There will be hands on activities as well as guided meditations. Children and parents are encouraged to practice what they've learned at home together in an effort to embed mindfulness and meditation into their daily lives.
At the end of this 8 week course, parents and children will learn how to:
- be mindful
- relax their bodies
- reduce stress
- practice gratitude
- alleviate anxiety
- clear their minds
- cultivate compassion
- use positive affirmations
- banish fear
- and much more!
At the end of this 8 week course, children and parents may receive one or more of the following benefits:
- increased attention span
- better impulse control
- mental clarity
- self regulation of emotions
- positive outlook
- access to inner wisdom
- enhanced sense of self awareness
- relaxation and calmness
- stress management skills
- reduction of insomnia & sleep issues
- lifelong coping mechanisms
Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation
Week 2: Stress: Fight, Flight or Freeze
Week 3: Energy: How to Stay Happy & Healthy
Week 4: Empathy: What is Your Empathic Superpower?
Week 5: Self Compassion: Treat Yourself Like Your Own BFF
Week 6: Gratitude: Find the Good in Every Day
Week 7: Peace: It Starts with YOU!
Week 8: Create Your Own Meditation
Tracey Lenac MAEd/CI, RCYP-2, RMT, RH
Founder and Teacher at Soul Centered Kids
* Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction
* Bachelor of Science in Psychology
* Certified Usui, Karuna Ki & Sacred Flames Reiki Master/Teacher
* Registered Reiki Master/Teacher, IARP
* Animal Reiki Practitioner, SARA
* Registered Healer, INHA
* Humane Educator, APHE
* Trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum
I started Soul Centered Kids after doing research for my Masters in Education/Curriculum & Instruction. My thesis centered on how stress affects school-aged children. I was astounded to discover that children endure a tremendous amount of daily and accumulative stress. Additionally, their small bodies and developing brains are not equipped to handle the constant stressors that invade their everyday routines and existence.
Soul Centered Kids offers classes that specialize in mindfulness and meditation to help families learn how to deal with stress and to learn to listen to their inner wisdom. Every class is designed to provide a holistic approach to learning and are tailored to meet the unique needs, personalities and learning styles of each of my students. All of the classes at Soul Centered Kids are designed, developed and facilitated by me at various locations through out Los Angeles and online. I also make myself available to offer advice and guidance to my students, parents and enrichment centers on a regular basis as a consultant
I am the homeschooling mother of two boys, the founder of Soul Centered Solutions which incorporates five soul centered paths, one of which is Soul Centered Kids. The other four are: The Souls of Boys and Raising California Magazine, Transcendental Reiki and Black Cat Holistic Rescue.
StartWhat exactly is Mindfulness and how will it help me?
StartStory Time: Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda
StartMindful Moments: Mindful Bodies and How to Find Your Anchor Spot
Start3 Question Mindfulness Quiz
StartMindful Breathing: Breathe with the Shape
StartWhat exactly is Meditation and how will it help me?
StartCrystal of the Week: Snowflake Obsidian
StartGuided Meditation: Snowflake Meditation
StartHomework for Week 1 Checklist
StartWeek 1 Journal Entry
StartWhat is stress?
StartWhat is Fight, Flight or Freeze?
StartAre You Stresesd Out?
Start5 Question Stress Quiz
StartHow to Make and Use an Aromatherapy Stress Ball
StartBedtime Relaxation Ritual to Relieve Stress
StartMindfulness Review: What is Mindfulness?
StartStory Time: What Does it Mean to be Present? (3:23)
StartMindful Bodies, Anchor Spot Breathing & Mindful Listening
StartCrystal of the Week: Blue Lace Agate
StartGuided Meditation: Ocean Breathing + Step into a Painting
StartHomework for Week 2 Checklist
StartWeek 2 Journal Entry
Start(For Parents) How Our Bodies React to Stress
StartWhat is Energy?
StartOur Energy Field
StartDiscover Your Energy Field - Being Mindful of Your Energy. (1:34)
StartColor & Decorate Your Energy Field
Start5 question Energy quiz
StartStory Time: My Many Colored Days (3:21)
StartMindfulness Review: What is Mindfulness?
StartCrystal of the Week: Amethyst
StartMindful Bodies/Anchor Spot Breathing and Mindful Listening with the Singing Bowl
StartGuided Meditation: Bubble of Protection with Ocean Breathing
StartHomework for Week 3 Checklist
StartWeek 3 Journal Entry