Mindfulness for Children
7-9 years old & 10-12 years old
Today’s children are facing a more complicated and a faster changing world than any previous generations. They are facing distractions from modern technology more than ever, and this is emerging as a new hindrance to their well-being. They not only have to deal with their own challenges but also have to deal with the stress and anxiety that the adults around them are experiencing.
This 4-week programme is designed to give children concrete tools to help them to be better focused, calmer, more aware of what is going on within them as well as around them in order to take care of themselves in challenging situations. Each class includes mindfulness practices, stories, movements, activities, small group discussions, teamwork and inquiries that will help children learn, understand and practice mindfulness. While various activities keep them interested, they will develop solid practical tools through evidence-based mindfulness practices. Stories or team discussions will help children understand the nature of their mind, emotions and mental attention and how to utilize them for their own benefit.
The skills learned through this programme will help children to be able to notice where their attention is and redirect their attention to where it is supposed to be. Students will also learn to accept their emotions as they are instead of being overwhelmed by them. These skills would help them to be resilient and manage academic related anxieties and stress.
After completing this program, children will be able to,
- Focus better
- Use self-care tools when necessary
- Reduce anxiety
- Do better with their academic performance
- Have better self and social awareness
- Have better emotional awareness
- Understand body and mind connection
- Understand how their mind works
- Redirect their attention
What will the Participants receive?
- Mindfulness workbook
- MP3 files for practices
- Soft toy for practice