Mindfulness is like learning a workout routine for children’s brains! Research suggests that just 8 weeks of practicing mindfulness meditation creates increased activity in areas of the brain responsible for learning, memory, self-awareness, and compassion, and as well as decreases in activity in those areas associated with anxiety and stress.
Equipping youth to face life's challenges through evidence-based mindfulness training
Atlanta Mindfulness Groups (AMG) was founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) by Mary Helen Hunt and Diana Gordick. As long-time friends who have personally found mindfulness training to be powerful and transformative, we share a mission to bring these tools to youth. Our intention in establishing AMG as a non-profit is to make this training accessible to children and teens in the general population.
We use evidence-based curricula with demonstrated effectiveness in children and teens developed by The Mindfulness in Schools Project and affiliated with Cambridge and Exeter Universities. We are certified to teach the curriculum to ages 7-18 using the .b and Paws .b programs.
We offer weekly classes both privately (see schedule) or in schools. These classes help students development healthy, new habits and establish a routine with the guidance of experienced practitioners. It can also be powerful to learn and share about one’s experiences within a consistent class setting.