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The New ABCs- Attention, Balance & Compassion

Please join us for this very special event!

Monday, November 7th, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Followed by a reception
Where: Milbank Chapel
Topic: Implementing mindfulness techniques in educational settings, Pre-K-12
Speakers include:
Susan Kaiser Greenland, Inner Kids
Dr. Suzi Tortora, TC Alum, Dancing Dialogue

Inner Kids for schools and the New ABCs — Attention, Balance and Compassion
For over a decade, presenters Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the Mindful Child (Free Press, 2010) and Suzi Tortora, author of Dancing Dialogue (Brooks, 2005) have worked to integrate contemporary dance movement therapy techniques with classical mindfulness practice. The result is a well established set of playful, active, mindfulness-based activities that are incorporated into the Inner Kids school-based program. Unique in its ‘theory + practice’ approach, Inner Kids teaches age-appropriate, secular activities that develop the new ABCs: Attention, Balance and Compassion for children pre-kindergarten through young adult. Inner Kids for schools strengthens and supports how you communicate and teach with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills and help manage stress. Inner Kids can easily be adapted for home, afterschool programs, or clinical practice. In this ninety-minute presentation, Kaiser Greenland and Tortora will briefly review the relationship between the theory, practice and research associated with the Inner Kids program and provide an opportunity for you to play a few Inner Kids games and ask questions. This public talk is an excellent introduction to Inner Kids for schools.