with Bruce Neustadter
When teaching teens, it is critical that we address our individual biases. These biases impact our ability to meet teens where they are in the moment. We will look at how we influence youth with our own thoughts, judgments, and desires in an effort to direct awareness and presence. We will explore how to best adapt our mindfulness approach during the process of teaching any curriculum. The workshop will access and focus on the authenticity, resilience, emotional awareness, and compassion that teens possess. We will learn to integrate these qualities into their mindfulness practice.
Bruce Neustadter started working with youth straight out of high school. He has developed a deep desire to provide compassion and kindness to teens. He has spent his time working in community based organizations, the juvenile justice system, schools, and his private practice learning and developing effective ways to help support youth.
He has spent 35 years working in Santa Cruz County schools with students, teachers and school leaders, developing and addressing social and emotional issues that impact learning. He currently teaches mindfulness to students, teachers and school leaders fostering and supporting emotional health in educational environments. He currently coordinates the Mindfulness Project for Santa Cruz County office of Education. Bruce also maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California