Teaching Mindfulness to Children

A Workshop for Parents and Educators


The Interdependence Project
28 West 27th Street, Suite 704 Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States
Phone: info@theidproject.org


Sat, 4/8/2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm


Registration for this event is now closed.


A growing body of research indicates the benefits of teaching meditation to children include better emotion regulation, less stress, and reduced impulsiveness. Mindfulness education programs are improving students' relationships with their teachers and classmates, and creating more harmonious classrooms.

In this workshop, child psychologist Dr. Heidi Marben will teach parents, educators, and anyone working closely with children age-appropriate methods and exercises designed to introduce kids ages 6-17 to mindfulness meditation. Dr. Marben will provide a foundational understanding of child development, and will situate specific techniques within a broader discussion of their pertinence to particular stages and ages of children.

This workshop will provide participants with both the knowledge and skill to offer creative mindfulness techniques to children. Activities including stories, games, and projects will be demonstrated and practiced.

Full Price $150
Members Price $120

Heidi Marben, PsyD., has been teaching in schools for more than thirty years. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a doctorate from NYU in School and Child Psychology. Heidi has worked for the past 11 years as the lower school psychologist at Trinity School, where she has developed and taught a mindfulness curriculum since 2009. In addition, Heidi maintains a private practice in Greenwich Village. She has studied and practiced Buddhism for 14 years and is interested in the exploration and application of Western and Buddhist psychological theory and practice, and is a graduate of IDP’s Yearlong Immersion Program. She takes great joy in working with children and their parents.

IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of running a not-for-profit in NYC.  Each of our paid programs grant one Work Study position to a reliable volunteer, and two POC Scholarships which reduce registration to half price for eligible students.  You must apply for these programs at the link below no later than one week before the program begins.  

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