Mind­ful­ness-a work­shop for par­ents and pro­fes­sion­als

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MOM’S Be­lief and Taarika Foun­da­tion or­gan­ised a work­shop and panel dis­cus­sion on ‘Mind­ful­ness’ con­ducted by Dr. Leena Khan­zode, Stan­ford Ad­junct Clin­i­cal Fac­ulty, and se­nior clin­i­cal lead­ers from Mom’s Be­lief. The seven-hour event taught par­tic­i­pants how to man­age stress and live in the present, with a spe­cial fo­cus on chil­dren and teenagers. The ob­jec­tive was to en­able par­ents and pro­fes­sion­als who work with chil­dren to help their kids re­duce stress and anx­i­ety, man­age their emo­tions and stay fo­cused. Stress af­fects chil­dren just as it af­fects adults. Peer pres­sure, exam stress, re­la­tion­ships with peers and fam­ily mem­bers can all be a source of anx­i­ety in chil­dren and teenagers. It can have a dam­ag­ing ef­fect on their health and in­ter­fere with school­ing and so­cial ac­tiv­ity. Mind­ful­ness helps kids and teens con­trol their emo­tions and im­pulses, elim­i­nate neg­a­tive thoughts and im­prove con­cen­tra­tion. Pro­fes­sion­als, per­form­ers, ath­letes, business peo­ple and par­ents can also ben­e­fit from us­ing mind­ful­ness.

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