I am continually inspired by watching young people participate in mindfulness-based exercises and how they begin to self-soothe, self-regulate, have insights, and are able to embrace their interconnectedness with others in a compassionate way. I am passionate about helping youths and families find ways to free themselves and embrace a transforming relationship with themselves, their families, and the world around them.
— Laurie Cousins
 

  Schedule a private session or Kids classes with Laurie Cousins at Unplug Meditation Studio

Schedule a private session or Kids classes with Laurie Cousins at Unplug Meditation Studio

Invite Laurie to Your School!

Laurie is professionally trained and a lead teacher of Susan Kaiser Greenland's Inner Kids Program. Introduce Mindful Awareness & Compassion for:

  • Public & Private Schools
  • Administrations & Staff
  • Teachers and classroom demonstrations
  • Electives for Middle School & High School
  • Parent Organizations
  • K - 12 grades 
  • At Risk Youth Centers & Juvenile Halls

Laurie is the Mindful Parenting Facilitator for schools such as Campbell Hall and Carpenter Community Charter Schools in Studio City, Ca.


"I liked how Laurie Cousins talked about putting worries into perspective. That really helped me because sometimes if I am really stressed or worried about something I can't stop thinking about it but this helped me learn to take a step back and put my worry into perspective. She also taught us about self-talk, which was helpful because I know if I am full of anxiety to say to myself 'I am safe, I am good enough, and I am loved."   -Sophia, High School Student

"Laurie brought mindfulness into my classroom. Through mindfulness she helped both my students and me become more aware of moments where we can “drop it” and breathe. My students look forward to our mindfulness time, and always ask for more."      -3rd Grade Teacher, Multicultural Learning Center

"My kids had zero interest in attending the unplug kids program.  But after making all three boys take it I have to say that if Unplug burnt down tomorrow that would have been the best thing I got out of it. Though my kids definitely do not have a regular practice, they do have the tools to calm down on demand with the breath.  My oldest uses it before testing, sports and when I drive him crazy. My middle to calm and center and my youngest for sports and calming! Thank you so much Laurie Cousins for changing my life!"   -Suze Yalof Schwartz, Unplug Meditation Studio                                                                                                                                                                                           


The demands on kids, teens, and families in our culture are unprecedented. The pressures of academics, sports, peer-pressure, internet, social media, and the influences of consumerism and pop-culture can feel staggering and burdensome. How can we help young people strengthen their attention skills, self-regulate, and develop emotional balance, while treating themselves and others with kindness? How can we provide young people with effective, practical skills that help them navigate life and live purposefully, ethically, and authentically? 

One way is through Mindful Awareness Practices.


Recommended Reading

The Mindful Child and Mindful Games, by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Parenting from the Inside Out, By Dan Siegel & Mary Hartzell

The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

Planting Seeds of Mindfulness with Children, by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, by Gina Biegel

Programs

Inner Kids

Mindful Schools