Time & Location
May 12, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Roudenbush Community Center, Inc., 65 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886, USA
About The Event
MINDGYM SESSIONS: Sunday, May 12th 4:00-600pm Age Group: 9-15 years :
Description: MindGym Camp is a fun-filled workshop that features exciting brainwave-based games.
In the modern age of fragmented attention that feeds off fifteen-second news cycles, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Instagram alerts, and insatiable hunger to play fortnite, we are trying our best to keep our kids to focus their attention and handle the ever-increasing mental chatter. However, most of us struggle, because we were never taught how!
Did you know?
• An average person is exposed to 10,000 brand messages per day - AMA research
• An average person turns to her smartphone 50+ times in a day - Deloitte research
• An average person’s attention span is now just eight seconds - Microsoft research
At MindGym we use the techniques below that help us improve our attention:
Exercising our mind to build mindfulness muscles
The exercises used in the workshop/summer camp are contemporary translations of some the most effective mindfulness techniques across ages. The workshop uses modern metaphors & humorous illustrations the young exercisers, will find appealing. Furthermore it demystifies these techniques by exploring the logic behind these 'mind-exercises.'
Learning mindfulness using exciting brainwave based games
We welcome young future leaders to learn the concept of mindfulness with a uniquely experiential approach that will enable you to understand the incredible importance of and appreciate the marvelous lightness/ freedom of mindful thinking. These games incorporate commercial EEG headsets provided by MindGym in the workshops.
From moving a ball using thoughts to friendly face-offs to tease your ability to stay calm and push you to focus- the games in the workshops are handpicked by experienced meditators with day jobs as seasoned professionals.
No two individuals have the exactly the same way of thinking. To help you identify one's own unique pattern, we have developed an innovative application that we call Thought'O'Meter. The Thought 'O' Meter runs you through a series of steps and identifies your profile of thinking. These profiles are based on our ability to handle distracting thoughts. Our coach adapts the mind-exercises based on the individual thought profile in order to optimize the thought process. The participants can then perform the tailored routines and can start seeing the changes on their own as they continue MindGymming.
About the Instructor
Anisha Mahajan is a Technology Professional who lives in Chelmsford for over 20 years with her family. She is a Co-founder of MindGym Initiative, a non-profit that spreads awareness of Mindfulness amongst kids and also adults (more details of previous workshops on the website).
MindGym was co-founded with her husband; Prihvi Raj Banerjee who is an MIT trained professional, published author and a primary contributor of MindGym content.
Anisha is a spiritualist who is a serious meditator and a Yoga practitioner for over 5 years.
Music is her passion and food for her soul. She also loves to spend time in nature and enjoys travelling to discover new places. She loves to cook for her family, read as time allows and seldom, also shares some musings that compelled her to write!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Cancellation Policy - I/We accept the following Roudenbush Community Center Cancellation and Transfer Policy: A voucher less $10 will be issued for cancellations 7 days prior to start of program; no other refunds will be granted; no refunds will be issued for trips or special events; there will be a $10 fee to transfer from one class to another; vouchers expire one year from date of issue; if Roudenbush cancels a class, we will call participants and issue a full voucher or refund.
Release of Liability - Participation in certain physical program(s) may involve some risk of personal injury. By checking this box I hereby release and covenant to hold harmless The Roudenbush Community Center, its agents and employees from any and all actions, claims, and damages for personal injuries, that I or my children may sustain or incur as a result of participation in the program(s).
Release of Liability for Minor - I/We, as parents/guardians of registered minor, hereby consent to his/her participation in the RCC Programs and to his/her use of the RCC facilities and equipment. I/We further agree to release and hold harmless RCC and their employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability or expenses arising out of any incident involving, or any account of any injury to the above named minor in connection with such program. I/We further consent to emergency treatment by a physician in the event of injury to, or illness of our child during his/her participation in this program. I/We accept full responsibility for all costs for any such emergency treatment.
Photography Permission - I/We, as parents/guardians of registered minor, hereby consent to the taking of videos and photographs of my/our child which may be used in the promotion of the RCC Programs.
MindGym Session May 12th from 4:00 to 6:00pm$25.00