Project Description


There are different kinds of meditation techniques, including open meditation or mindfulness (paying attention to what is around you) and focused meditation (paying attention to a single thing).

Guided meditation is a type of focused meditation where you listen to someone guide you through a meditation, and will typically involve some type of progressive relaxation exercise. Meditation calms the nervous system down and can bring a reduction in stimulating brain waves and an increase in calming brain waves.

Mindfulness involves being acutely aware of our thoughts, emotions, and why we do what we do. It means being aware in the moment and paying close attention to what is happening in the ‘here and now’, instead of focusing on our past memories or future predictions.

People who meditate or practice mindfulness regularly, may show better focus, less stress and anxiety, more creativity, better health and increased memory. Meditation has been linked to larger amounts of gray matter in the hippocampus and frontal areas of the brain. More gray matter can lead to more positive emotions, increased emotional stability, and heightened focus (mindful behavior) during daily life.


Because our kids are more stressed than ever, they need our help by giving them tools to cope with their challenging lives. Prolonged and/or intense stress takes a toll on a child (and adult) causing anxiety, depression, acting out, physical illness, and learning issues—good reasons to mitigate stress early using a variety of forms of mindfulness.

Mindfulness creates resilience because it promotes an understanding of one’s emotions, the ability to control emotions, and a deeper sense of knowing what we are fully capable of.

The trick for parents is taking time to consciously infuse mindfulness into your day and/or evening. When you do, you will see the changes in yourself and your child—building resilience all around.

Here are some tricks for parents:

  • Sit together and have a snack. Talk about the snack and its characteristics; your favorite flavor, its texture, its temperature. Really noticing what you’re eating helps you be in the moment instead of worrying about anything else. To be playful, make funny faces to show your opinion of a food, or come up with creative ideas for weird meals.
  • Do a puzzle together.
  • Go for a walk and talk about the trees, birds, bugs, or grass.
  • Look at the clouds and find formations in them.
  • Draw, color, and create together.
  • Tell a story at bedtime, real or fictional.

Sessions: 60-90 minutes, $125.00