Being Mindful: Helping the Brain to Calm, Concentrate, and Connect


A course for teens and parents

Mindfulness and compassion -- being aware and being kind -- are continuing to gain recognition as pathways to increasing clarity, connection and well-being at home, in school and at work.  The benefits of these practices have been shown in academic performance, emotional regulation, physical health, and interpersonal relationships.  Cultivating these qualities of being present, accepting and engaged in daily life can be powerful in building positive relationships with oneself, others, and the world.  

In this 4-week course, Marianne Rowe, MS, and Katie Dutcher, MA will guide participants in deepening mindfulness and compassion through teaching, discussion, journaling, gentle movement, guided meditation and relating games.  Focus will be given to developing awareness and management of thoughts and emotions, learning to identify and work with our stressors, and cultivating self-compassion and kindness.  

Ages: Teen - Adult
Dates: 4 Sundays, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th, 2016
Hours: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Instructors: Marianne Rowe & Katie Dutcher
Class size: Limited to 10 students
Fee: $175