Mindfulness for your Child
Mindfulness for children
Covid 19 Update: I am currently offering online mindfulness sessions until it is safe to meet in person. Please do get in touch if you have questions about how online sessions could work for your child.
The mindfulness for children courses which I offer provide practical skills which your child can use at home, in school and in life generally.
Learning mindfulness will give your child the resources needed to be resilient when facing life’s challenges. Those challenges may include:
- sustaining concentration in class
- coping with academic demands
- the ups and downs of friendships
- stresses and anxieties about homework, assessments, exams
- family issues
How mindfulness for children can help:
Many children attending mindfulness courses report immediate and striking results:
- they feel happier
- calmer and more fulfilled
- they can concentrate better
- they have a toolkit to deal with stress and anxiety
What exactly is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is all about becoming more aware of our experience so that we can choose how we respond rather than being pulled into unhelpful automatic stress reactions.
Mindfulness teaches children how to find a quiet place inside themselves which they can use to steady themselves when they get distracted or when life feels challenging.
Mindfulness can help young people when they feel angry, scared, sad or worried so that difficult thoughts and feelings do not have to take over their day or shape their behaviour.
Mindfulness is not just about the difficult aspects of life though. It is also about the importance of ‘growing happiness’ and how children can learn to savour good moments so that they build resilience and a robust sense of well being.