The new “it” word is everywhere these days – even causing a special edition of TIME magazine, and for good reason.

We at Legacy Pediatrics have seen a huge need for mindfulness practice in today’s children. Mindfulness/Meditation is an evidence based educational practice. Studies find that youths benefit from learning mindfulness in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well-being. In turn, such benefits may lead to long-term improvements.  Benefits are shown in:  Attention and focus, grades, emotion regulation, behavior in school, empathy and perspective-taking, social-skills, test anxiety, stress, post-traumatic symptoms, and depression.

Estalyn Walcoff, is a local Mindfulness and Meditation expert, who is going to start a Mindfulness Training Group Session here at Legacy!!  We will be doing 3 week sessions on Thursday nights with 3 different age groups:  Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.  The cost will be $75 total and run from 6:30pm-7:15pm at our office.  Here is the schedule:

Grades 3-5:  Feb 23rd, March 2nd, March 9th

Grades 6-8:  March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th

Grades 9-12:  May 18th, May 25th, June 1st

Feel free to email us with questions at info@legacypediatrics.com or as always, call the office.  Spaces will be limited so call the office and sign up soon!!