Our evidence-based mindfulness approach teaches children how to control their bodies, breathe, focus and relax. It is the science of happiness.
At Mindful Child we offer a whole-child approach to wellness. Our unique therapeutic technique utilizes many alternative and complementary therapies that are backed by neurological research. At Mindful Child, we work to find the root of the problem, not treat symptoms. Our integrative, health-based approach, combines neuro-sensory-motor techniques with growth mindset, positive psychology, nutrition, aromatherapy and relaxation training. All therapeutic sessions are play-based and the aerial yoga hammock is used as a therapeutic prop to enhance mindfulness, executive function, and relaxation.
We specialize in the following areas:
- ADHD, including lack of focus, executive functioning, impulsivity, and hyperactivity
- Gifted and Talented Children
- Highly Sensitive Children
- Stress Management (children and adults)
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Developmental Delays and Learning Disabilities
All new clients, seeking assistance for their child, with a therapeutic goal in mind, should sign-up for an initial assessment. The initial assessment measures problem behaviors, adaptive skills, sensory, and executive functioning skills. At Mindful Child, we do not diagnose children – we gather data to make comprehensive, individualized plans to help children with any difficulties they may be having.
Childhood is full of fun and play, sure – but kids also experience stress, anxiety, challenging situations, and overstimulation. Yet knowing how to deal with these obstacles is not an innate skill that most kids have. In our therapeutic sessions we teach your child how to be mindful to promote emotional balance and resilience. Mindfulness shows children how to overcome challenges through guided instruction in fun, sensory and evidence-based activities. Mindful Child’s mindfulness approach is combined with a variety of other health-based practices based on your child’s individual needs. Our therapeutic sessions teach your child to reduce stress, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions.
Health-based practices we combine with mindfulness:
- Applied Relaxation Training
- Behavioral Nutrition
- Growth Mindset
- Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method
- Positive Psychology
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
We work closely with our families, providing them with in-home programs, progress reports, and support as needed. Our service frequency and duration is based on the assessment report, but research tells us a minimum of 8-weeks is needed to create a new neural pathway in the brain. Since we are a neurologically-based program, home practice is integral to the success of our services – we ask parents to partner with us in this process to inspire peace, calm, and happiness across settings.
Payment is due at the time of service and is payable by cash, check, or credit card (all major credit cards accepted). You can use a Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account if your card has a Visa or Mastercard logo. A credit card must be kept on file to secure services, though you may opt to use a different form of payment anytime. If using a card for payment, Mindful Child will run the card at the end of the business day with the card on file.
At Mindful Child Aerial Yoga, when you make an appointment‚ you are reserving that time for your child’s use alone. We are not like a doctor’s office where we can see multiple patients throughout the day regardless of the day. In contrast, WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED PRIVATE SPACES PER WEEK and these spaces are reserved for our clients that are signed up for therapeutic sessions. Your child’s service frequency is determined by what we feel is necessary to meet the established goals. Therefore, if your child is being seen by Mindful Child Aerial Yoga it is because you agreed to a reserved slot. As such‚ Mindful Child Aerial Yoga requires your commitment to pay for any missed or canceled appointments. Appointments may be rescheduled within the same week as the missed appointment if there is availability.
MISSED OR CANCELLED APPOINTMENTS WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE MISSED SESSION.
You will not be charged in the following situations: • Cancelled appointment due to Mindful Child Aerial Yoga’s fault. i.e. sick instructor • Inclement weather: Inclement weather for Mindful Child Aerial Yoga is when surrounding schools close due to ice/snow • Mindful Child Aerial Yoga recognized Holiday Schedules: hours/days are posted on the aerial class page• Staff training and continuing education: we will notify you as soon as a training is scheduled. In the event of an illness or scheduling conflict, your child’s typical service provider may be substituted.
**Please note we are an aerial yoga + mindfulness studio. We are not a mental health facility or medical practice. While our private sessions and classes provide social and emotional learning that has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and hyperactivity, we are not providing medical or clinical treatment. Thus, we do not take insurance and are not a substitute for medical intervention.