“Be Happy, Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Strong” ― Claire Peters (The Adventures of Bentley, Otto and Bob: Chicken and Rabbits)

HOW MINDFULNESS WILL HELP YOUR CHILD?

Scientific studies show that mindfulness training for children develops concentration, attention, executive function, emotional balance, social behaviour, compassion and promotes mental wellbeing. Mindfulness is one way to help tackle anxiety, stress and depression. Scientific evidence is also showing that teaching mindfulness to children reduces behaviour problems including aggression, and improves happiness levels and ability to focus and pay attention.

The Mental Health Foundation has stated that “Mindfulness practice in schools enables children to recognise and overcome the many ways in which we tend to get caught up in rumination, distraction and resistance. They reveal the inherent ability of the mind and body to rebalance and sustain wellbeing and help us discover positive new perspectives, behaviours and solutions (Mental Health Foundation, 2011)

BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

 

  • Reduce stress and calm children down
  • Understand and manage emotions
  • Improved memory
  • Flexible thinking
  • Enhanced performance
  • Planning and prioritising (set and achieve goals)
  • Self awareness / monitoring
  • Learn to empathise
  • Establish and maintain relationships
  • Reduces behaviour problems in the classroom and aggression / bullying
  • Improves impulse control
  • Paying more attention
  • Encourages students to fulfil their potential
  • Improvement in overall wellbeing

6 WEEK MINDFULNESS COURSE

 

This course is based on the Mindfulness in Education (MiE) programmes delivered also in schools (www.mindfulnessineducation.com). This programme is also based on neuroscience and is delivered via powerpoint (child friendly and lively) with interactive practical exercises. Children will also be given a workbook whereby they can record their home practice (10 minutes daily) and other mindful activities.

At the end of the course, children will be given a certificate of attendance.

WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN LEARN

  • About the brain and how it controls your behaviour
  • How to pay more attention to things in life
  • Ways to deal with anger, sadness, fear and worry
  • How to observe other people’s emotions, and how to me more empathic and compassionate
  • Ways to be more in balance
  • How to be happier, calmer and more in control
  • The importance of gratitude
  • And also make a glitter jar :)

Following feedback from parents having their children attending courses, I have now decided that with every child one parent can stay and follow the course. This will help you to encourage more your children to practice and also it is beneficial for you too as you will learn how to incorporate mindfulness in your own life!

 

Investment: €65.00 per child

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME CONTENT PLEASE CONTACT ME