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About

Our Purpose
Our Process
Our Benefits
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We guide young people how to pay attention to the "here and now" with kindness and curiosity. When they are able to notice, allow and accept their full unfolding experience, 
they can consiously respond in from their full wisdom. As a result, more mindfully chosen words and actions replace reactive ones, even those that may be automatic, habitual or destructive.

Simple, but not easy. 
Yet new research shows that mindfulness ​practice strengthens these abilities and even weakens established coping
mechanisms--
rewiring the brain.  

Throughout the process, we teach by drawing from our own practice and through
the use of 
movement, discussion, 
​games, activities,
poems, equations,
stories and tools-- like
bubbles and flashlights.

    
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Bubbles & Flashlights defines "shine" as "one's power to tap into, harness and radiate his or her full wisdom out into the world". 

Our purpose is to share universal mindfulness concepts with children and teens that will guide them to understand their own minds,
self-regulate and develop capacities specific for growth  like resilience, openness, curiosity, empathy, meta-cognition and the ability
to focus. We then show children, teens and even their caregivers simple, time-efficient, easy-to-integrate ways to practice mindfulness-- so these concepts become skills for life. 
    
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Increased shine power. Our work complements 25 years of in-depth research that shows mindfulness increases attention and focus; reduces stress, anxiety and depression; and increases well-being.

Specifically, children and teens experience:​

  • Increased executive function (working memory, planning, organization and impulse control)
  • Decreased ADHD behaviors
  • Fewer conduct and anger management problems
  • Increased emotional         regulation and self-calming
  • Increased social skills, social compliance and care for others
  • Decreased negative affect
  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation and self-acceptance
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased quality of sleep​