Mindfulness for children
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Would you like to give your child a practical resource with which to skilfully approach life’s challenges? The mindfulness for children courses which I offer provide exactly that.
You may also be curious about mindfulness because your child finds it difficult to sit still and pay attention, cope with all the academic demands or the ups and downs of friendships in a busy school day.
It is common for evenings and weekends to become over shadowed by stresses and anxieties about home work, assessments, exams or the struggle to manage feelings about friends or life in general.
How can mindfulness 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.
What I offer:
Since completing training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project 2014, I have been teaching mindfulness to young people aged 7-18 years in schools and privately.
I offer one-to-one mindfulness lessons just outside Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0JX.
Please click on the logo to the right/below based on the age of your child to find out more detail about the mindfulness course that has been created specifically for that age group.