I believe all of our children can benefit from mindfulness teachings.

To learn to focus their attention, become less reactive to situations, make the right choices for themselves, build inner confidence, cultivate compassion and empathy are central to my classes.

Love, kindness and respect

Key to mindfulness practice is cultivating self-compassion and empathy for others. Being mindful, not mindless.

By approaching all our exercises with kindness, respect and self-awareness nurtures these skills for the world outside our classes.

Breathing techniques

Breathing is a big part of the course structure. Learning correct breathing techniques helps to manage stress and anxiety.

Stressful situations trigger shallow breathing, sweaty palms, tight muscles and a raised heart beat. The body responds to slow, deep breaths, bringing it back to a normal state of calm.

A good way for children to manage their stress response is by using their breath to connect with their inner stillness.

Creating space

Using mindfulness practices to tune into present moment awareness and let go of the ‘mental chatter’, allows children to tune into how they are feeling physically and emotionally.

It can help create a space to respond to situations consciously rather than automatically, enabling them to make mindful decisions that are right for them.

Focusing attention

Learning to focus through mindful practices and meditation helps nurture an improved attention span. By consistently bringing the mind back to a point of focus, it strengthens those connections and refines concentration skills.

More about the sessions

I aim to make classes interactive, age-appropriate and above all, fun. Each term is based around a theme, which ties all the activities together. This is not about your child sitting on a meditation cushion, still and silent for the whole session!

Class activities include:

  • Breath awareness through a series of different exercises, sounds and techniques.
  • Mindful movement through simple yoga poses, walking exercises and balancing games.
  • Sensory awareness through listening games and fun memory exercises.
  • Meditation through age-appropriate guided imagery stories.
  • Artwork and craft sessions tying in with the term’s class theme to reinforce focus and present moment awareness.
  • Affirmation and journaling to encourage positive thought patterns and build self-confidence.

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