Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Their Parents

Eline Snel

Led by Eline Snel

This On-Demand Webinar is for 3 hours and talks about Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and parents.
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Veteran school teacher Angela Ventrice talks about how Eline Snel’s work has helped kids better regulate their emotions and make better sense of this chaotic fast-paced world we live in…

The Impact of Mindfulness in Classrooms

Eline Snel’s Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Their Parents created a sensation when it was published and became the basis for mindfulness training used in primary and secondary schools, mental health organizations, revalidation centers, and in private practice throughout the world.

This introductory session will teach the basics of the Eline Snel method which is modelled after Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training for adults. Eline’s scientifically researched program is designed specifically for children and teens aged between 5 and 18. Pilot studies indicate that the program has helped children improve their sense of well-being, capacity for learning, and access to executive functions while also helping them better manage mood swings and fear of failure.

This training is aimed at both clinicians working directly with parents and children as well as teachers, parents, and caregivers. You will learn how to help children calm their attention, stabilize, focus and shift. By practicing how to acknowledge troublesome, uncomfortable, or distressing thoughts and feelings without burying them or pushing them away, children can learn how to observe their inner world without immediately judging or reacting to it so that they can respond to events and experiences in the present moment. Children learn how to be mindful by paying attention to the breath, playing memory games, drawing, doing yoga, and other activities.

This webinar is presented in association with Mindfulness Everyday. The Live Broadcast Date was Saturday, January 23, 2021

By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able to —

  1. Identify the purpose of mindfulness for children and for teachers
  2. Describe
  3. List the adaptations of the mindfulness lessons for 4 age groups: 4-7 , 8-12, 12-14, and 14-19+ students
  4. List the 3 main components of mindfulness trainings
  5. Describe the importance of being connected with your own body in mindfulness training
  6. Explain the impact of how the personal history of clinicians/parents/teachers impacts how they are able to help children learn mindfulness and dealing with difficult feelings

Eline SnelEline Snel is a therapist and certified MBSR trainer and runs the international Academy for Mindful Teaching. She has been developing and teaching mindfulness-based courses for over twenty years and trains professionals to teach mindfulness techniques to children and adolescents.

For children, adolescents and their parents she has written several books including Sitting Still Like a Frog, Breathe Through This – Mindfulness for Parents and Teenagers and the Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book. Currently, more than 1,000,000 copies of Sitting Still Like a Frog have been sold in 39 countries.

Her program has been used in many primary schools, private practices, hospitals and mental health institutions throughout the world. For more information, please visit

Time Topic Covered
1st hour

Getting acquainted  with Mindfulness as a method in schools, with parents at home and in private practices  of psychologists and child coaches

Introducing meditation with children through the core metaphor of the frog, exploration of teaching details and tips

2nd hour

Practicing with the method  in 4 different  child agegroups : 4-7 , 8-12, 12-14, and 14-19 plus students

Exploring the main components of mindfulness trainings: how to learn to concentrate and observe, differentiating between reactivity vs conscious response; compassion

Demonstration of 2 mindfulness exercises

The importance of being connected with your own body, of really been seen, heard and felt, as you are by your own consciousness

15 Minute Break
3rd hour

Dealing with Difficult Feelings

Teaching children about feelings and thoughts

Teach  who you are:

When we (as adults)  want to teach children children how to be present with their inner world, we need to know something about our inner world too

Contra indications

Research  worldwide: about the method

The value of  (self) compassion

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US and International Participants

For American and International participants, this webinar may be eligible for Continuing Education credits. This webinar has not been pre-approved for US and International CE credits.

However, upon completion of the webinar and verification of your webinar attendance, you will be provided with the  following supporting documents  that you can submit to your licensing/regulating authority for consideration of approval for CE credit:

  • Certificate of participation (emailed to you upon verification of webinar attendance)
  • Workshop description, learning objectives, agenda, content references and disclosure agreement
  • Speaker’s CV

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Participation will be emailed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

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For Canadian Participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian Participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals as well as educators and parents. Mental health professionals who may be interested include:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate $139.00
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