Episode 084 :: Nicole Franklin :: Mindfulness for Children with Learning Disabilities

| April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicole Franklin

Nicole Franklin joins us to speak about the incorporation of mindfulness into the Better Emotional and Social Times or B.E.S.T. program run by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.

Think back to what it was like being a kid in school. Some days good, some days perhaps more challenging. And as I think how my life would have been positively influenced by mindfulness as a child, I can only imagine the difference it may make for kids living with ADHD, anxiety, hyperactivity, or other learning disabilities.

Nicole Franklin is currently completing her Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and also holds a Masters of Arts degree in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University. She is currently the Mindfulness Instructor at the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region for their Better Emotional and Social Times (B.E.S.T.) program. As a result of developing her own mindfulness practice, Nicole has become passionate about introducing mindfulness to others, especially children. Nicole is hopeful that mindfulness will continue to be implemented into the B.E.S.T. program, as she has seen the positive benefits it has had on children with learning disabilities and ADHD. 


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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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