Introducing Mindfulness to Children: One Playful Breath at a Time

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Mindfulness practice is known to foster resilience, emotion regulation and attention as well as reduce anxiety and stress. But how can we engage children in mindfulness when it is so often associated with sitting still? In this workshop, Sara will playfully introduce mindfulness to children through story, movement and fun activities that go beyond ‘sitting still.’ In this way, children can get a taste of mindfulness and even teach their parents afterwards. Sara will also include an activity at the start for both parents & caregivers.

Facilitator: Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups in both private practice and the Mindfulness Clinic. She has trained as a facilitator in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is a certified teacher in Mindful Self-compassion (MSC). She facilitates mindfulness & compassion workshops and groups for all ages. She is the author of several mindfulness related children’s books including My New Best Friend, which introduces self-compassion to children and No Ordinary Apple: A Story about Eating Mindfully. She has been a regular instructor at Ryerson University in the School of Early Childhood Studies for over 13 years. She is the parent of two children and can be found online at

Registration required. The children of U of T students, staff, faculty, and their partner/spouse are welcome to attend with a parent.

*Recommended for children ages 6-10 years old.

If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.