‘Managing Stress with Mindfulness’ family forum to be held Oct. 25

Parents and teens — Would you like to learn how to reduce your daily personal and family stress? You don’t want to miss out on this presentation! Please join the San Dieguito High School Academy Foundation for “Managing Stress with Mindfulness,” a family forum on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. The forum takes place from 6:30 — 8 p.m. in the Media Center.

Distinguished speaker Lorraine Hobbs, MS. CHom, director of Family and Youth Programs, from the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, is presenting. The Center for Mindfulness is a program within the Center for Integrative Medicine and the UCSD Department of Psychiatry.

Mindfulness is a way of learning to pay attention to what is happening in your life and a practice or method to cultivate clarity, insight, and understanding.

Hobbs and staff will discuss the benefits of mindfulness and share essential tools in stress reduction to use anywhere and anytime to overcome difficult situations, make better choices and control one’s emotions. Additionally, parents and students will learn more about the adolescent brain and why teens “push back” in the teen years. Parents and students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Invite your friends and neighbors, teachers and counselors. Middle and high school students are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the SDA Foundation. Seating capacity is limited. RSVP to sss.sdacademy@gmail.com

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