Teens are experiencing more stress than ever in their busier lives, often with little opportunity to relax and unwind. In this class, pre-teens and teens will learn yoga stretches, moving meditation, guided meditation and many other valuable relaxation tools. These tools can help reduce stress and bring each teen’s best qualities to the surface. The many benefits include: improved focus, better relationships, greater health, and better sleep. Best of all, it’s fun, relaxing and your teens will love it!
Teens will be taught a number of techniques that will help them to connect with their inner-self: their imagination and the real essence of who they are. Once learned, these calming techniques can be used through adulthood at any time and almost anywhere. These techniques include:
- Stress reduction tools for use in school or home environment
- Imagery and visualization
- Guided meditation
- Focusing on breath and mantra
- Stretching and movement
- Positive affirmations
- Creative problem solving
- For ages 13 and up
- Private and group sessions
- In home class instruction
- At school enrichment programs
- Instructional session for educational and health care professionals
Goals of this program include:
- Provide students with a variety of tools for optimum stress reduction through breath work, guided meditation, yoga moves, and self-healing techniques.
- Provide a positive, calming environment for open discussion about when and how to use the tools
- Notice when stress arises, ways in which we hold our stress and how that feels in the body. Investigate when and where to incorporate ways to self-regulate whether we are dealing with physical or emotional pain. Provide suggestions for practicing these techniques at times of stress
- Build self-awareness
- Help to redirect the flow of emotions that occupy the mind by practicing gratefulness
- Help to reduce anxiety and maintain focus
Reiki is a safe and effective healing treatment for children, teens, adults, the elderly and those with special needs. We provide private Reiki treatments for ages six through adulthood.
Private one hour sessions for children and teens are generally a combination of yoga, meditation, breath work, self-healing techniques and Reiki which all help to calm, relax and heal the whole individual. The Reiki portion generally last 30 minutes. We end the session with open discussion on how and when to use the meditation tools during times of stress. Depending on the age of the child, parents may be present in the room during a Reiki session.
Some benefits to treating children and teens with Reiki are:
- Improve concentration
- Enhance relaxation and sleep
- Reiki is calming and balancing
- Encourage self-awareness and enhances self-esteem
- Reiki can help with emotional and physical issues (but does not replace consulting your doctor).