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I am a Dot, You are a Circle: Teen Visualization Technique

My library is full of resources for sharing contemplative arts with young people. One of the oldest and still to this day most relevant books taking residence in my collection was published in 1976, the year after I was born. Dr. Deborah Rozman’s, Meditation for Children, includes several practical techniques that have occupied my teacher […]

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Teen Visualization: Helpful Guidelines for Safe, Effective Practice

Approached skillfully, visualization practices can cultivate resilience in youth. A teens’ ability to see a healthy, successful future has been cited as a protective factor against risk. Teen visualization practices need to be augmented to fit their developmental needs. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to ensure a safe, effective experience. 1. […]

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Teen Yoga is Risky Business

In his book, Too Safe for Their Own Good, Michael Ungar talks about the risk of a risk-free, overprotected life for youth. Ungar offers insights into the “risk-taker’s advantage,” the benefits that come from experiencing manageable amounts of danger. Does it seem counterintuitive to encourage teens to take risks as a method for helping them […]

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Fall Season Contemplation for Teens: What Am I Ready to Change?

Fall approaches with a fresh zing of new spacious energy. The change of season is an open invitation to utilize yoga and mindfulness practices to help guide teenagers in the process of “letting go.” This contemplative exercise combines mindfulness, relaxation, visualization, breathing, posture and expression to create an opportunity for teens to see and experience […]

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