Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and Yogacalm for Grieving Children, Teens and Adults

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October 27, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Eastern | 11:00 a.m. Pacific (1.5 hours)
A NAGC Member-only event

Presentation Description

Children, teens and adults are living among high levels of stress and fear given the COVID-19 pandemic. This has caused shifts in the way in which children are learning, along with changes in school activities, family life and social relationships. For grieving families, these feelings may be compounded by their loss. This webinar will introduce mindfulness meditation and movement as calming techniques in working with grieving families. The presentation will be experiential in nature, allowing participants to practice techniques that they might then offer in their bereavement groups. Mindfulness meditation can help develop self-awareness along with enhancing one’s understanding of the incorporation of social, physical, mental, and emotional health. Participants will walk away from this presentation with tools to implement immediately into their own groups.

About the Presenter

Cynthia O’Connell is a recently retired Specialist Professor in the Educational Counseling graduate program at Monmouth University. She has worked as a teacher, coach, school counselor and Director of Counseling Services K-12 in New Jersey for over 30 years. She is a certified Yoga Calm® Trainer and an RYT200 Yoga Instructor. She works with children through adults in yoga/mindfulness techniques, meditation and Yoga Calm®. She has trained educators in NJ school districts and in Iceland, working directly with faculty and students. She created and facilitated an eight-week program at Brookdale Community College with their GED students, 16-24 years old. She has also worked with the New Jersey Bar Association facilitating the Mindfulness Lounge at their annual conference and presenting workshops on meditation. She received her training in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Integrative Medicine Center in Philadelphia.

Continuing Education credit is not available