Manitou Center is grateful to have received a grant from the George Family Foundation-Catalyst Initiative in Minneapolis, MN, to fund The RESILIENT MIND-BODY program. The goal of this program is to identify Winona-area youth, ages 7-12 who are in need of additional mental and emotional skills & support so they might lead a healthier, happier and more engaged life.
This program provides four unique hands-on mind-body training modules to Winona area “triads.” The language “triad” is used in this program to acknowledge the common ties that bind children and specific adults together. The triad represents at minimum the child, daytime caregiver (teacher, assistant, counselor, other) and adult family member. Working as a triad versus teaching mind-body skills solely to the child allows for shared language, knowledge and practice among the 3 groups. By working with the triad we believe that the child will have a higher chance of life success because her/his primary caregivers will be familiar with these mind-body practices and will be using them individually as well as with each other.
Using these 4 modules as the basis for our trainings our goal is to connect the power of the human body, mind and spirit in an integrative, holistic manner. We believe the knowledge and support gathered from these modular trainings will provide participants access to body/mind practice that will bolster their ability to more fully participate in their school, home, and community environments and can support them as they are faced with challenges in their lives.
The RESILIENT MIND-BODY Trainings include:
- Mindfulness meditation (awareness and attention to present moment experiences)
Qi Gong (mind-body movement)
- Focusing (awareness of the body and information it holds)
- Labyrinth walking (walking inward and to the center of one’s self & life)
To participate in this program or to find out more, please contact Trish Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507.450.7339
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A very special thanks again to the George Family Foundation- Catalyst Initiative for supporting Manitou Center in this very important work!