B10 – Niagara: The Mindful Brain: A pathway to a true encounter with Christ
Presenters: Rose Gentilcore and Alfonso Monachino
Description: The Niagara Catholic District School Board offers the “I Am a Child of God” experience for students K-8 that looks into the mindful brain, why our brain reacts with fight, flight or freeze responses that isolate us from our true greatness and from our relationship with Christ. This interactive workshop involves brain activities, and mindful calming tools to support students with self-regulation and the awareness of the presence of God in their lives. These tools allow students to enter into the stillness and silence required for Christian Meditation where God is revealed to them and transforms their isolation into a journey of accompaniment and empathy. Through this journey of loving kindness and support, children are able to see Christ`s light, to follow Christ`s light and to be Christ`s light for others.