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Teacher Training Videos | Part I

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Training Overview

Part I Overview & Opening Practice

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]Amy Edelstein introduces the Inner Strength Teen Program teacher training and leads an opening mindfulness exercise for trainees.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-odd” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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Program Overview

The unique elements of the Inner Strength Teen Program

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]In this section of the Inner Strength Teacher Training, founder Amy Edelstein talks about the unique aspects of the program, her own background, the vision for the program and why she created it. Teacher trainees will get a good picture of the value of a curriculum that blends mindfulness, cultural development, and adolescent brain science.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-even” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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Research Study

Syracuse University study on the Inner Strength Program

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]Researchers Drs. Dessa Bergen-Cico and Rachel Razza from the Department of Public Health, Syracuse University, discuss the scales used to evaluate the Inner Strength Teen Program’s effectiveness. The preliminary data show statistically significant improvement for long term self regulation and overall self management.

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Defining Mindfulness & Meditation

Exploring the difference between the two terms, making distinctions between Mind, Thought, and Awareness.

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]In this session of the Inner Strength Teen Program teacher training, Amy Edelstein guides participants through mindfulness on the breath, sound, and and an open awareness reflection. The specific value of each type of mindfulness practice is also explored.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-even” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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Values | Love & Kindness

About the Values of the Program. Guided Love & Kindness Exercise

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]In this section of the Inner Strength Teen Program’s teacher training, Amy Edelstein explores the values that as teachers we want to embody and to impart to our students. In the second section of the training she leads participants in a loving kindness (or as the students like to call it “love & kindness” meditation.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-odd” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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Cultural Development

How History Has Changed & Changes Us

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]In this central section of the Inner Strength Teen Program, students learn how to set their experience in the context of big changes in cultural structures. Amy Edelstein lays out examples of the shift from modernity to post-modernity and how to help students depersonalize their feelings of overwhelm and become curious explorers of their experience.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-even” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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Body Scan

Guided Body Scan Exercise

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]Amy Edelstein guides students through the Body Scan Mindfulness Exercise and lays out how to teach it for the Inner Strength Foundation’s teen mindfulness program.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-odd” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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The Teenage Brain

Evolutionary Brain Development

[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top: 3px solid white !important;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text style=”color: white;”]In this section, Amy Edelstein lays out the basic parts of the brain, their evolutionary history, and the unique developmental attributes of the adolescent brain. The emphasis is on helping students connect the dots between the deeply ingrained habits of 300 million years of instinctual responses, the developmental push and physiological tricks to get us to mature and learn, and a teen’s experience of themselves.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column bg_color=”#fdfdf5″ fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”audio-even” style=”padding: 45px 35px;”][cs_text]

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