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Inner Kids Training for Professionals with Susan Kaiser Greenland

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Inner Kids Training for Professionals with Susan Kaiser Greenland

Overview of Theory & Practice in Mindful Games: Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

This 12-hour training will provide an overview of the theory and practice of Inner Kid’s approach to mindfulness with youth and its specific applications in home, classrooms, and clinical therapy settings. Participants will learn how to foster six essential life skills – Quieting, Focusing, Seeing, Reframing, Caring and Connecting, using mindful games and activities that have been empirically tested over more than a decade with thousands of children. In addition to helping youth, mindfulness in school and clinical settings can strengthen and support how you communicate and teach with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills, and help you manage stress.


This course is best suited for educators (pre-k through high school), therapists, early childhood professionals and other providers who work with youth.  Prior experience with personal mindfulness practice is strongly encouraged.  A certificate of completion will be provided for participant professional development credit.

This Level 1 12-hour training is limited to 70 registrations, and is geared toward professionals who work with children, teens and families.  A personal mindfulness practice is strongly encouraged.  While this training is an overview to the theory and practice of Inner Kids, it does not take the place of an introduction to mindfulness class.  This Level 1 training is the pre-requisite for a Mindful Games Advanced Skills Online Training that will be later in 2017.  

Recommended Pre-requisites for Level One

  • Personal mindfulness practice
  • Professional work with children, teens & families
  • Reading: The Mindful Child

This training will include:

  • Educational sessions on IK Six Essential Life Skills

  • Demonstrations of lessons, teaching techniques, and group facilitation processes

  • Experiential practice in small groups facilitated by experienced mindfulness professionals

  • Guidance on how to tailor these activities developmentally as well as into your unique professional role and setting

  • Restorative yoga  and Tai Chi sessions Friday night

  • Time for networking and building relationships with other professionals

  • Support packet that will include book and cards for Mindful Games


University School of Nashville

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4 to 7 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 9 am to 12:30 pm

Cost & Registration

  • Limited to 70 participants - a waiting list will be started once the 70 spots are filled
  • You can register at:
  • Training - 12 hours for $350 per participant / $300 early bird BEFORE MARCH 1ST

A special thanks to our sponsors for their support of this event!