I am grateful to have the opportunity to share an important concept and skill which is of utmost need during these times. Two weeks after COVID-19 impacted the state of New Jersey, I pivoted my in-person mindfulness classes to virtual classes, accessible [FOR FREE] to everyone across the globe. 

Mindfulness is paying attention and being present in the moment which can help kids appropriately respond to a triggering event, instead of "exploding." Mindfulness classes are beneficial to children needing help with emotion regulation, social skills, anger management, and problem-solving. 

Mindfulness has many benefits, including an increase in the following:

  • focus

  • emotional self-regulation

  • self-management

  • self-awareness

  • self-compassion

  • empathy for others

  • social awareness

  • responsible decision-making

  • resilience

  • gratitude

  • open-mindedness

The focus on social-emotional learning and emotional intelligence, along with the use of literature in each session sets Free to Be Mindful classes apart from any other mindfulness program. 

While mindfulness classes help children learn skills to improve interactions in social and academic settings, classes should not be considered or substituted for therapy.

Join me on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30PM EST for FREE virtual mindfulness classes - 

recommended for kids grades K-5.

The first step is to register below. You will then receive an email with the information to log onto the class. The email comes from "Counselor De Jesus." Please be sure to check your Promotions/Spam/Junk box, just in case! See you on Wednesday!

Register for a free virtual mindfulness class

Learn more about the instructor here!


         Vanessa De Jesus Guzman, LAC, NCC



         730 Grand Avenue, Suite 2H

         Ridgefield, New Jersey 07657

         Hours available by appointment


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