Anchored Minds & Bodies provides mental fitness and wellness-based programs, with an emphasis on education, training, and practice in mindfulness, for children, teens, adults, and families (primarily in-person, inquire for virtual sessions) through private sessions, coaching, classes, and workshops. Movement (yoga) is generally integrated into the programs for youth and teens.
Mindful Mini-Breaks Video Package is available for Kids in Grades 3-5. See Kid's Page for more information.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy services are provided by Maria, in-person (if local). (see OT page and tap picture to learn more)
* Maria was recently recognized by the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association (NJOTA) with an Award of Merit for Innovations in Treatment Facilitating Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga Practices.
Initially I learned the practice of mindfulness to manage my chronic back pain; but as I trained further, I discovered many more benefits. I was better able to notice when my body experienced stress and how to disarm it. My sleep improved and I felt more calm throughout the day. I see mindfulness as a gift and it's my passion to share it with my family, friends, clients, and community.
Mindfulness is a natural extension of OT, as it's a life skill, that can be cultivated through understanding and practice. It specifically supports the work I do with youth who struggle with social-emotional learning and those with executive function challenges; therefore, I was very excited to continue my training in this field of study. It's been a valuable addition to my therapy practice for the kids and their families.
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Although mindfulness has therapeutic value, mindfulness training does not discriminate! Mindfulness benefits EVERYONE...Teaching these skills in wellness centers, homes, and virtually for all to benefit, eliminates the stigma associated with any form of mental training. Many corporate executives, professional athletes, and celebrities practice and promote mindfulness mental training.
Learn to anchor their busy body, identify & express emotions, and be kind & accepting of others.
Learn how to worry less, focus more, and find strength within.
Learn how to Unplug at Home and how to Reboot at Work