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Minds, Incorporated Offers Special Mindfulness Events for Parents and Teachers

Oct 01, 2015 01:14PM

Minds, Incorporated works with students, teachers and parents to teach mindfulness practices. There is ample evidence to show the benefits of a mindfulness practice for young people and those who work with young people on a regular basis. This fall, Minds Incorporated will be offering a six-week course on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for parents at Madison High School in Vienna, beginning October 13. They will also be offering a weekend retreat for teachers from October 30 to November 1, at George Mason University, in Fairfax. Registration for both is now open.

            The course Mindfulness For Parents introduces well-researched and practical tools to help bring a greater sense of patience, kindness and empathy into the home, greater calm and balance to the life of the family as well as a renewed sense of joy and strength to the family. This course will be taught by longtime meditator and mother of three young children, Trisha Stotler, a teacher and workshop leader for beginners and more advanced meditators in the greater D.C. area and an instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

In CARNB_MindsIncorporated_StotlerE for Teachers, exercises in relaxation, movement, deep listening and more, all with real-time classroom applications, will be offered to help our area’s teachers avoid burnout and improve educational outcomes for their students. This event is being sponsored by Mindful Nation and Garrison Institute. It will be taught by Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., and Ph.D., a professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and an internationally recognized leader in the field of mindfulness education. CEU’s are available for this training.

Cost: Mindfulness for Parents is $250 and CARE for Teachers is $295 (through September 30)/$325 (until October 25). Locations: Mindfulness for Parents will be held at Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Dr., Vienna; CARE for Teachers will be held at George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. For more information or to register, visit


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