Mindfulness Class for Highly Sensitive Kids
Class Dates and Time: Thursdays, 3:30pm to 4pm
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 25,
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20
June 3, 10
Age: 3rd to 8th graders
Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, a useful practice for increasing emotional and behavioral regulation, attention span duration and empathy.
Opening Doors PTA is sponsoring a Mindfulness Class for highly-sensitive kids from third to eighth grade who struggle with emotional regulation and social connection. Our instructor will teach the four foundations of mindfulness to help students cultivate deeper inner and outer well-being during this challenging time.
Ellen McCarty, a former senior mindfulness instructor for the non-profit Mindful Schools, has taught mindfulness to students and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011. She is a credentialed Education Specialist with an Autism Authorization from the State of California. She also has extensive experience working with students who struggle with emotional disturbance and social isolation. She is committed to providing a safety-net of social support for students who are in danger of becoming isolated, anti-social or self-harming and to give those students the tools they need to develop inner and outer kindness.