San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This workshop will explore the dynamic between parents and teenagers through playful activities, and leave you feeling the love of connection. This is a rare opportunity where teenagers and parents can come together to be part of a group of co-explorers on the journey of life. It encourages the use of mindfulness in family life, it is informed by the latest research in neuroscience and developmental psychology.
The way we communicate
Supporting critical thinking
Social and emotional intelligence
Encouraging curiosity and creativity
Embodied and experiential learning
Innovation and fun
Developing a sense of appreciation
and awe for ourselves and others
Amaranatho has supported educational establishments in mindfulness based learning with social and emotional intelligence influenced by a developmental and neurosciences perspective of young people. We use the Explore - Play - Love framework to embody wisdom, creativity and self-reliance to leave people inspired to be life long learners and live a life of meaning and purpose both individually and in society.
Karin Visser is a mother of two adult sons and studied education and drama. She was a freelance drama teacher for over 20 years, working with young and older people in schools, institutes and theater projects and performances. As an actress and trainer she facilitated countless business trainings for social and communication skills. You can read more about her here.
10.30-11.45 Why are we here?
11.45-12 - Break
12-1pm The art of play
1pm-2pm Lunch break
2-3.30 Please listen to me!
What you need to bring
Vegetarian food for lunch
A camping mat or blanket to lie on.
This workshop will be held in English although Karin is a native Dutch speaker and translation will be possible.
This is for only for young people above 13 years old, it is not suitable for young peope with serious mental health issues (you will loose you fee if we find out at the workshop and ask you to leave - please contact the Amaranatho if you are concerned)
No refunds one week before workshop, two weeks before 35 Euro admin Fee
When & Where
As a Mindfulness consultant, Amaranatho brings his accumulated skills to the retreat, having been a Buddhist Monk for 15 years. He has also been in leadership roles for most of his life, as a young adult in the computer industry, as well as a world explorer. He has developed and run residential retreats for large groups of people, as well as facilitating corporate workshops. He creates a safe space for authentic communication and is a natural trouble shooter. He is interested in the interpersonal aspect of mindfulness and how we can use our daily interaction with people to develop emotional resilience, kindness and peace. His approach is based on cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and the creative use of multimedia. You can find out more about me here
He left a managerial job in the computing industry at the age of 21, went to university and studied Artificial Intelligence, he then traveled around the world for four years. He left the wordily life to become a Buddhist monk, where he lived ten years without money and on trust. He spent another five years as wandering freelance monk, living on a oragnic farm in England, run retreats and workshops in Perth Australia. He left the monks life to return to the market place and embrace life and relationship in it’s fullest.