Dealing with change, upheaval, social media, and peer pressure are just a few of the stresses faced by children and young people today, leaving them feeling increasingly overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed.
Mindfulness teaches children/teens how to respond to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment, it also helps them create their unique ‘mindfulness toolbox’ to access when they’re feeling anxious, angry, or to simply help them relax.
Learning these skills can help enhance their mental, physical and emotional well-being. The results can be incredibly powerful – helping young people develop a sense of themselves in an ever-changing world.
I am a certified tutor and qualified trainer, teaching mindfulness skills to children/teens of all abilities, including SEN, Autism or ADHD, with over 7 years experience working with children and families in groups, individual 1-2-1 sessions, and in schools.
We provide practical support and information on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for children/teens struggling with anxiety, stress or trauma.
My mindfulness practice empowered me with tools and techniques that helped me support my child when he was struggling with big emotions, it also helped reduce my feelings of anxiety, boosted my confidence as a parent, and had an incredibly positive effect on my mental, emotional and physical well-being
Being able to recognise and cope with big emotions is a skill that will benefit children for life. Mindfulness is placing gentle focus upon a sound, an object, visualisation, the breath, or movement, to increase awareness of the present moment, without judgment, to help reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance mental health and emotional wellbeing.
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.
A moving meditation e.g., walking, running, or skipping can help children in various ways.
Develop a sense of balance and core strength
To feel safe and connected to the ground
Improve their physical health
Focus and Concentration
Children can feel anxious and stressed for a variety of different reasons. Meditation and mindfulness skills bring their awareness to these feelings, helping to process and release them in a more mindful way.
Develops emotional intelligence
Developing a regular practice helps the mind and body.
To relax and unwind
A longer and improved sleep
To heal, rest and restore
Young people with low self-esteem may feel bad about themselves or think they are not good enough. By practising mindfulness and meditation skills, they become aware that they have a choice in how they respond on the inside, to whatever happens on the outside. This awareness of choices and responses helps build their sense of self-esteem.
Be proud of what they do
Believe in themselves
Feel accepted for who they are
Movement – to help with strength, balance and body awareness. Sound – develops connection, kindness and understanding, Colour – helps children express their thoughts and feelings in a more creative way. The breath – is a tool children can use when they begin to feel anxious, worried or overwhelmed, helping calm the nervous system, and improve focus, concentration and learning. Visualisation and relaxation – As children learn how to accept, process and release their emotions in a more mindful way, their emotional intelligence and resilience improves – a great life skill to have.