Trails Carolina Introduces Weekly Mindfulness Classes For Parents
Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17, is now offering a weekly mindfulness class to parents of students. Each Friday morning over Zoom, parents will practice mindfulness skills guided by Stress Management Specialist, Francie Blair.
“With the mindfulness skills gained during this new weekly class, parents will get the chance to relax their mind and body, learn how to manage stress and anxiety, and increase their awareness and presence,” says Francie Blair. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity for establishing a self-care routine. The new mindfulness class will teach parents the same techniques that students are learning in our Trails to Wellness programming.” (In the Trails to Wellness program, students take part in a mindfulness curriculum designed to expand their capacity to self regulate and manage stress in a healthy way.)
The first mindfulness class for parents was held a couple of weeks ago. During the class, parents participated in journaling about how they were feeling and discussed how stress showed up in their bodies.
“The new parent mindfulness class is an exciting new addition to family programming at Trails,” says Blair. “Feedback from parents has emphasized the need and value of this class for current families. As parents learn mindfulness skills at the same time as their child, they have a common experience that helps to strengthen their relationship with their child and promote healthy communication.”
For more information about mindfulness programming at Trails, please visit https://trailscarolina.com/trails-to-wellness/ or call 800-975-7303.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine-assisted therapy, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.