Family Meditation: Mindful Fox @ Westbank
Join Elizabeth Hoisington as she teaches our families to practice mindfulness through a series of fun exercises. Each week a different mindfulness and meditation exercise will be introduced that you and your family can do at home.
June 12th: Mindful Fox - Mindful listening is an exercise in training our attention. Join us on a walk as we learn to “listen like a fox”. Afterwards we will make a fox mask to remind us to practice listening with “fox ears” at home.
We know practicing meditation is good for us. It allows us to be present in our lives, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our reactions. Meditation is also good for our children. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. In short, it helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.
Recommended for ages 4 and up with their caregiver.
June 20: Mindful Eating (Raisins)
June 27: The Big Om (Sound)
July 4th: Library Closed
July 11th: Riding the Waves (Origami Paper Boats)
July 18th: Mandala Drawings (Quiet Focus)
July 25: Cloud Meditation (Mindful Breathing)
Elizabeth is founder of Corporate Mindfulness, bringing mindfulness meditation into the workplace. Elizabeth has a private practice in Austin, Texas, where she works with clients on an individual basis. Elizabeth attended the University of Santa Monica, receiving a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. Prior she attended the University of Colorado receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts.