September 17, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am
6 Saturdays, starting September 22 – October 27 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 10-16 years old
“Grow Up!” “Don’t be a baby!” “Why do you argue all the time?” “Pay attention.” “Put away your phone.”
Adolescence is a time of tumultuous change that is more about brain development and emotional balance than hormones or puberty. At Perfectly Here, we provide our students the tools they need to get through this rough period. Mindfulness practices have proven to help the brain integration process towards mental and emotional maturity.
Through a variety of discussions and activities the youth learn where their feelings come from, how to manage those feelings, and how to take responsibility for their words and actions. Mindfulness training has been shown to improve school performance, increase quality social relations and help youth live a happier and healthier life.
While it is not too late for adults to learn mindfulness and benefit from a more integrated brain; it works even better for the youth. Give your son or daughter a gift they can benefit from all their lives. Some of the benefits students have reported are strengthened concentration, decreased stress and anxiety, improved self-esteem and increased performance in schools.
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 25 students per class.
Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
Class Refunds must be requested before 5:00 PM by the Friday of the first week of the class series. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.
If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5:00 PM on the Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)
No one is turned away for lack of funds. All are welcomed.
First Responders and their families attend at NO COST thanks to our generous donors to the First Responders/Veterans Stress Relief Initiative.
If you are in true financial hardship and unable to pay the full price please contact us via Info@PerfectlyHere.org and ask for scholarship or work-exchange opportunities.