Susan Kaiser Greenland
Mindfulness has become a buzzword in clinics, schools, and boardrooms, yet many people have a hard time incorporating it into their lives. You can make mindfulness more accessible by using creative games that are simple enough to share with children to coach kids and adults in the themes, methods, and life skills that fuel this powerful practice. In this workshop you’ll explore:
- Six social, emotional and academic life skills that mindfulness can develop—quieting, focusing, seeing, reframing, caring, and connecting.
- Five introspective methods – anchor practices, awareness practices, body scans, analytical practices, and visualization – that develop these crucial social, emotional and academic life skills.
- A set of universal themes that are woven through all of mindfulness and meditation.
- Mindful games that help kids and caregivers alike develop greater mind-body awareness, cultivate caring, connected relationships, and reduce stress.
Susan Kaiser Greenland developed the Inner Kids mindful awareness program and is an internationally recognized leader in teaching secular mindfulness and meditation to children, parents, educators, and clinicians. Research on her Inner Kids program has been published in the Journal of Applied School Psychology. Susan is the author of The Mindful Child and Mindful Games, and also a corporate attorney who represented the ABC and CBS owned radio and television stations for many years. While working as a lawyer, Susan volunteered in schools teaching mindfulness to children until she eventually left her law practice to teach mindfulness to kids and families full time. In 2000, she established the Inner Kids Foundation with her husband, the author Seth Greenland, bringing mindful awareness to underserved schools and neighborhoods. Quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, USA Today, Real Simple, and Parents Magazine, she has also written for the Huffington Post and other publications. Susan and her husband live in Los Angeles, California, and have two grown children.