All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend our first Speaker: Wednesday, October 2nd at 7-8:30 pm in the Bryant Library
This 90-minute workshop teaches you the foundational principles of mindfulness and the impact it’s having in our schools and at home.You’ll be able to understand the benefits of Mindfulness and learn how to practice Mindfulness at home as a family.
Cultivating Mindfulness helps you:
-Develop emotional regulation skills
-Increase your ability to focus
Why Mindfulness Matters:
Practicing mindfulness electrifies our ability to regulate mood and emotion and reduces stress and anxiety. For parents this means stronger relationships with their children through empathy and self-awareness. For students this means greater emotional stability for a fulfilling life and mental clarity necessary for deep focus and peace.
About the Instructor:
Kristy Banks has a Masters in Elementary and Special Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University and is a certified Behavior Analyst. She continues her mindfulness education journey through workshops and courses.
Since 2010, Kristy has been a special education teacher at the Kent School District, teaching grades two through twelve. She first introduced mindfulness into her classroom in 2015. Struck by the impact it had, colleagues requested she introduce mindfulness in their classrooms. Over the past four years, she’s helped a dozen classrooms and over a hundred kids experience the joy of meditation.