May 30, 2018
Sunday, October 28 – December 2 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Ages 5-9 years old *Must attend with an adult
Guess what! You can take a Mindfulness class at the same time your child is learning. Please register separately for MAPs I For Daily Living taught by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy.
“Pay attention!” “Calm down!” “Listen!”
These are the directions children often hear from adults. But do your children know how?
Mindfulness is the how. Our six-week course teaches children the simple yet profound tools of mindfulness. Through a variety of activities, the child learns where his/her feelings come from and how to better manage those emotions. A skillful mindfulness practice increases a child’s ability to concentrate which leads to improvement in school, sports, and other activities. Overall, studies have shown, children who learn mindfulness are happier, healthier and more well-rounded.
It’s all about having experience. It is not enough for the child to hear how Mindfulness helps, it is vital he/she experiences the many benefits. This way, rather than “just another class,” our students are given tools they can use for life. A common reaction from our adult students is “I wish I had learned this as a kid.”
Give Your Children this Gift and Enhance Their Present and Future Lives.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to feel one’s feelings and emotions without dramatizing nor minimizing its meaning. Being present, aware and attentive, responding rather than reacting.
Research has shown Mindfulness:
- Supports “readiness to learn”
- Strengthens focus and concentration
- Decreases stress and anxiety
- Promotes self-reflection and self-calming
- Improves impulse control
- Develops natural conflict resolution skills
- Improves self-esteem
Schools teaching Mindfulness report:
- Higher test scores on standardized tests
- Fewer disciplinary issues
- Less social conflicts
- Fewer reports of bullying
- Enhanced positive school climate
Location and Parking
This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there are no time limits in the front after 6:00 PM. There is also plenty of free parking in the lot behind the Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.
What to Bring
All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.
We close registration at 12 students per class.
Our funds for waiving fees for Veterans, First Responders and their immediate family members have been completely used. Please consider making a donation or sponsering. For more information visit: First Responders/Veterans Stress Relief Initiative.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.
If you are in true financial hardship and unable to pay the full price please contact us via Info@PerfectlyHere.org and ask for a scholarship or work-exchange opportunities.
Thank you for your interest. We hope to be a strong resource for you and your family to practice and develop Mindfulness.