Mindfulness for Kids (Ages 9 - 12)

Schedule and Registration

Note: CFM requires a minimum of 10 registrants per program. Classes with fewer than 10 registrants will be cancelled and provided a refund. Please be aware of this when making arrangements to attend this program.

Date Day & Time Register Teacher Location
A Friend in Me: A Self-Compassion Journey for Kids (9-12) May 7 - June 25, 2024 Tuesdays In-Person
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. PDT
Registration Closed Mariana Ampudia In-Person at UC San Diego Population Health - Greenwich Dr.

Mindfulness for Kids (9-12 years old)

This interactive eight-week mindfulness program adapted from Amy Saltzman’s A Still Quiet Place, is used to help children manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacity for emotional resilience, respectful communication, and compassionate action.

"As children and adolescents practice attending to the breath and resting in the brief pauses between breaths, they experience a natural, reliable stillness and quietness within themselves. Over time, they discover that this stillness and quietness is always alive inside of them — when they are breathing in, when the breath is still; when they are breathing out, when the breath is still; when they are doing homework, singing, arguing .... With practice they can learn to rest in this stillness and quietness, and to bring an attitude of kindness and curiosity to their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, impulses, and actions, as well as to the cues they receive from those they interact with. Ultimately, these observations of their internal and external worlds equip young people to make healthier, wiser, more compassionate choices, especially when they encounter typical daily challenges — such as a bully on the playground, a difficult math problem, or the temptation to engage in risky behavior."

- Amy Saltzman

Mindfulness for Kids Course Fee

$380 ($355 if you pay in full 30 days in advance for the course)

UCSD Employee Rate: $355 ($330 if you pay in full 30 days in advance for the course)