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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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 a prime time to utilize yogic 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 their power […]

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The Bully’s New Clothes

  This post was written by Marina Smerling. You can learn more about Marina on her website http://empathiclistening.com Marina Smerling is a former attorney who is here to launch a love bomb on the epidemic of shame in our world. She is a couples coach, mediator, and one-on-one conflict transformer. Drawing upon her long-time studies […]

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Channeling Intensity

    A New Moon, a Solar Eclipse and a brand new week. Is anyone else out there feeling the intensity of NOW? Whether it’s familial issues, personal growth or global strife, just about everyone I know has expressed recently the feeling of intensity in some form or another. I am certainly feeling it, too. […]

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4 ways to teach mindfulness to at-risk youth

The following is a guest post written by Darlene D’Arezzo of Kids Yoga Circle   Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Chris McKenna, Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project, on teaching mindfulness to at-risk youth. MBA’s curriculum provides at-risk youth with concrete tools to reduce stress, reduce impulsivity, and reduce […]

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