Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will), being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
James Baraz

Mindfulness Workshops for Children (aged 4-12)

Being mindful means simply noticing what is arising, and as best as we can, just letting it be. Mindfulness teaches us how to reduce stress and manage challenges we face in our day to day lives. It teaches us how to feel calmer and happier and assess what we need in our lives to do that.  

Our thoughts and negative thinking of the past or the future can really make life feel quite hard. Mindfulness techniques help us notice and feel all emotions but find solutions to best help us in responding in a more effective way.

There are many mindfulness exercises that can be taught in various ways for children and adults alike. These include breath work, meditation and using drama, music, movement and the arts to develop these skills. I am here to share my experience of them and to show you ways that will help you individually, as a family, in the classroom, at home or at work.

What children will learn:

  • The concept of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness exercises that can be used at home and in the classroom
  • What resilience is and the skills and strategies to support their own resilience
  • Different methods to communicate how they are feeling

I also work with schools to support them with their curriculum, themes, topics or units of inquires so children can make connections to their learning. 

Such as workshops related to their subjects or unit of inquiries on mindfulness or connecting to situations coming up at school. For example, tests, exams, camps, performances, public speaking and events that may need some support in how these can make children feel.  

 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Emma’s natural and honest approach combined with her calm nature allowed Tessa (12yrs) and Lily (10yrs) to immediately feel very comfortable and relaxed. They were able to trust Emma to guide them through an unfamiliar experience with some fun and giggles along the way. Lily said she felt very calm during the exercises and she enjoyed it when her legs had the wobbles. At the end of the set of exercises both girls said they felt calm, tired and a little bit energised. It was a very positive experience for Tessa and Lily, thank you Emma.

Nina Bastin, Hong Kong

I liked how we got to share our feelings and how we react to things, and talk about better ways to express those feelings. For example when you’re mad you might scream or shout but a better way to do that could be to talk about what you don’t like. I also liked learning about what can help you to keep calm.

Matilda Woollford, Peak School Year 4

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PHONE 07916 280862

EMAIL emma@creativecalmTRE.com

Creative Calm 
The Wincombe Centre 
Wincombe Business Park 
Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QJ