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Session Descriptions: Day 2 PM Block: Littlefield

  • Session presenters, offerings, locations, and/or schedule are subject to change
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Shifting States: Mindful Self-Regulation for Teachers and Students
August 9, 1:00-2:30pm
Susan J. Littlefield, LMHC, Counselor / Parenting Coach / Yoga Instructor, East Greenwich


  • Health & Wellness, K-12, Teachers, Administrators
  • Audience cap: 45
In this experiential workshop we will learn about our Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and play with practices to mindfully bring us (and our students) back to our Calm Center, the state of mind we are best able to listen, learn, create and relate. You will be able to recognize and name the 3 ANS states explained by the Polyvagal Theory, experience shifting states and receive handouts with practices you can do in the classroom.

Susan J. Littlefield, LMHC combines the embodied teachings of yoga, expressive arts and Internal Family Systems in her private counseling practice. She has facilitated parenting groups, women leadership circles, life skills classes and youth retreats.

Susan has worked in community substance abuse prevention for over two decades and brings her compassionate wisdom to parents and families impacted by poverty. A certified Kripalu yoga instructor, she has taught classes and lead restorative yoga retreats for over 20 years.

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