Mindfulness Sessions for Children
During the summer, I offer a fun and interactive introductory session for children to learn some simple mindfulness skills. These skills can be used at home, at school and in life generally.
Children who learn mindfulness report that they:
- feel happier
- feel calmer and more fulfilled
- can concentrate better
- have a toolkit to deal with stress and anxiety
Here’s what children say about learning mindfulness:
“I’ve learnt I can pause when I’m angry before I say or do something stupid!” (Yr 5 student).
“I know how not to worry so much now. I can do some finger breathing and it helps me remember that I’m okay” (Yr 6 student).
“I use mindfulness to help me stay calm. 100% I use the exercises everyday” (yr 4 student).
VENUE: St Marks’s Church Hall, Station Road, Bourne End, SL8 5QF
DATES: Thursday 22nd or 29th August 2019
TIME: 09.30am – 11.00am for children in yrs 3 & 4
11.20am – 12.50am for children in yrs 5 & 6
COST: £27 per child
Your child will receive handouts and access to audio downloads of the mindfulness exercises learnt. These resources will enable your child to continue to practice mindfulness at home and at school.
The sessions will include:
- games to get to know each other
- learning mindfulness skills
- mindful snack time
- mindful circle time
What 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.