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Author to speak on 'How Mindfulness Can Spark Positive Change in Kids & Teens' at Del Mar Library

John Allcock
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Join John Allcock, Del Mar-based author of “Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles and the Use and Misuse of Imagination,” for an informative and engaging presentation about how the practice of mindfulness can have a positive impact on kids and teens.

Allcock will speak on “How Mindfulness Can Spark Positive Change in Kids & Teens” Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m., at the Del Mar Library.

Research studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness can help children better manage stress and anxiety, improve focus and concentration, deal with powerful emotions, improve impulse control, develop natural conflict-resolution skills, increase empathy, enhance interpersonal connections, and much more.

“Forty Things I Wish I Told My Kids” was published by Morgan James Publishing in spring 2018. What began as a series of emails Allcock wrote to his three daughters over several years has now been expanded for a wider audience, with 40 easy-to-understand mindfulness concepts designed to help parents and children alike in their pursuit of happiness, stability and self-acceptance.

Allcock has dedicated over 15 years to the practice and instruction of mindfulness. He is co-founder and director of mindfulness at Sea Change Preparatory, an innovative private "micro-school" that emphasizes mindfulness as a foundation for its rigorous academic curriculum and world-record-setting open-ocean swimming program. He is also a Harvard-educated trial lawyer and is the global co-chair of DLA Piper's Intellectual Property Group. He lives in Del Mar with his wife, Cheryl, with whom he co-founded Sea Change Prep.

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