While uncertain times over jobs, health or children bombard us with a minefield of emotions to navigate, Wholehearted Kids support and teach you how to take the time to pause, think and breathe, through developing a meditation practice to help you cope with life’s challenges, whether you’re feeling stressed at work or home, navigating a traumatic time in life, or have a child/teen struggling with anxiety or other mental or emotional health issues. Parenting is both challenging and rewarding, and for a lot of parents self-care gets put on the back burner, but it’s essential to nurture your mental health as you navigate parenthood – no matter how old your children are.
My meditation practice empowered me with simple tools and techniques that helped me support my child when he was struggling with big emotions, it also helped reduce my feelings of anxiety, boost my confidence as a parent, and had an incredibly positive effect on my mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
When we meditate, we observe with natural curiosity, the working of our minds, our senses, our emotions, and our thoughts. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person, it’s about kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others and developing a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings, you’re learning to observe them without judgment, and with practice, you may start to better understand them too. Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill, think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable with it.
Helping and supporting children and families by providing information and training courses on meditation and mindfulness, for parents who are looking to support their child struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma or other mental health issues.
Our children's classes are packed with enriching mindful activities and bespoke meditations to help children create their unique 'mindfulness toolbox' to access at any time, especially when overwhelmed by big feelings, like anger, fear and anxiety.
We know that for some children, meeting new people and new experiences can feel daunting and scary, that's why we build bespoke 1-2-1 sessions that are tailored just for you and your family.
Cortisol production decreased. Stress reduction contributes to more restful sleep. Boosts the immune system. Regulates the sympathetic system functioning, which is responsible for extreme fight-or-flight responses during stress.
Strengthens resilience. Increases focus and concentration. Increases mental clarity and memory. Improves the brain’s problem-solving and decision-making strategies.
Build emotional intelligence. Boost confidence and self-esteem, Increased signs of kindness and compassion towards self and others.