Mindfulness and Improv Workshop
for Tweens and their Parents
Summary: Because living with Tourette can be stressful, this spring we’re offering a fun, supportive one-day workshop for teens and tweens (ages 8 - 12) with Tourette and their parents/primary caregivers. Our experienced teachers will lead separate parallel programs - one for kids and one for their parents. Both programs will include:
Mindfulness techniques: meditation, body-awareness, and breathing practices—which have been shown to reduce the stress of the Tourette experience.
Age-appropriate improvisational theater games: a fun and meaningful way to connect with others, build confidence, and form lasting bonds.
Parents’ program will also include presentations on:
- The biology of Tourette Syndrome
- Creating a supportive environment at home and within the school system.
- Mindfullness techniques for parents
- Parenting with Tourette.