December 13, 2023 - Grade 8 students in Thunder Bay and District communities will be introduced to mindfulness skills used by athletes on Wednesday December 13, 2023 at Mindful Movement Matters. Youth will learn the benefits of practicing mindfulness, practice visualization techniques, and listen to how these skills are transferable to their everyday lives in school, their personal goals, career, and beyond.
“Grade 8 students are in the time of their lives where they are moving onto the next step in their education, pursuing new athletic opportunities, as well as developing personal goals,” said Victoria Pullia, Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program Lead at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. “We want to introduce students to mindfulness as another tool they can rely on when under pressure, to build resilience, and unlock their full potential.”
Dr. Reg Leidl, Executive Director for Physical and Health Education Saskatchewan, will present the concept of mindfulness using a holistic approach to connect the physical and mental benefits of engaging in mindfulness strategies in sport and beyond. Students will be encouraged to strive for excellence, not perfection. Mindfulness and visualization will be highlighted as a tool to help students succeed.
Students will also hear from Keenan Postans, local educator and advocate for personal wellness, dream chasing, and education. Keenan will share his athletic journey in becoming a member of the Canadian National Bobsleigh team as well as the visualization and goal setting strategies he used to fulfill his dream.
The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program aims to increase consumption and awareness of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide healthy eating and physical activity education resources to school-aged children from JK to Grade 8 in northern Ontario.
If you have questions about the Northern Fruit Vegetable Program, please contact the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 807-625-5900.
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