Connecting with Children and Adolescents
By Frank Simons
The Meditation Center presents The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being from Great Courses, Lecture 11, “Connecting with Children and Adolescents,” Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 5:30pm at the Center, Callejón Blanco 4.
The Science of Mindfulness
Thu, Apr 30, 5:30pm
Callejón Blanco 4
Free, donations accepted
Children live in different cultures from adults, even if they are raised by their biological parents. They have different understandings about how the world works and different ways of coping with difficult situations. This lecture you will learn how mindfulness practices can help adults enter the child’s world and how various practices can be tailored to fit the child’s world. Questions to consider:
1. In what way is the culture or world of children different from that of adults? How might mindfulness practices help us enter their world?
2. In your experience caring for children, in what circumstances have you found yourself becoming most unproductively reactive? How might mindfulness practices help you have a more skillful response?
Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. There will be a discussion period after the video.
Presentations of the Meditation Center are offered without charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.