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Mindfulness Training in our Schools
for Calm, Focused Minds & Classrooms
the first in our series of omTown Stories
Susan Lubar Solvang is blazing a gentle trail into Milwaukee area schools that is improving behavior outcomes and shifting the way students and teachers experience learning. With unwavering commitment to our kids and intensive education into the brain research and evidence-based success of mindfulness, she is the founder & leader of Growing Minds, a mindfulness program for teachers and kids. Building beyond standard curriculum, Susan is not only inspiring children to relate with themselves and others in more constructive ways, she is skillfully teaching them how.
WHAT MINDFULNESS IS
Mindfulness is simply the mental practice of purposefully bringing one’s attention to what one is doing, thinking or feeling with a sense of openness, curiosity, and kindness to one’s own experience. It creates space to pause or breathe so that one’s behavior can be chosen rather than being reactive or mindless. Her students are not being given a new set of rules, or a formal layout of consequences; rather, a new and vast set of tools is being brought directly to them through an accessible ‘do it yourself’ lesson. [Continued...]
Scholarship & Grant Applications for 2013 are being accepted NOW! Proceeds from all of our events and programs benefit our Annual Grant Fund which in turn benefit others in our community. Beyond beautiful!
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