august, 2021

10aug6:00 pm7:00 pmMindfulness for Children 4-Week Programme- (Ages 6-12)- 10/08/21Mindfulness for Children

Event Details

This programme will run on a weekly basis, once a week for 1 hour.

Dates and times: 10/8/21, 17/8/21, 24/8/21, 31/8/21. Each session starts at 6pm until 7pm.

Mindfulness is about bringing ourselves into the present moment, through repeated practise over a period of time. A little like learning a new instrument for the first time, mindfulness takes consistent practise and requires a daily commitment of just a few minutes per day to really start to notice the benefits. During our time together, I will share the importance of making a little time to be mindful each day and how this can be done in simple, manageable ways… that are fun and engaging!

Some of the proven benefits of mindfulness include;

  • A reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced focus and concentration
  • An increase in self-esteem and confidence
  • Better quality of sleep
  • An ability to connect with the self and our environment with an awareness and appreciation of the beauty in the everyday.

The work that we do will be gentle and I will allow plenty of time for the children to ask questions and to share their experience as we move through each session. Although I have a plan for each week, the sessions are very flexible and aim to meet the needs of the group in that particular moment. It is important to me that I hold a space and adapt where needed based on what may arise.

Mindful Movement
 
 
 
 
 
 
We will be doing a little mindful movement together. This is very gentle and most importantly, should only ever be done within the child’s comfort zone. It is not a competition, but simply a connecting with body, breath and mind in small ways. The children may want to wear something they can easily move in.

Meditation

Meditation is a wonderful way of connecting with the self and creating a little ‘space’ in the mind. The meditation within these sessions will be very brief (around 5 minutes at the start or end of a session). Please note that whilst meditation is used within some religions such as Buddhism, it is not specifically a religious tool or form of prayer. We will simply be connecting with our breath and body during this time or visualising something lovely together.

The end of each session

I will spend the first 45 minutes of the session leading mindfulness for the children. The final 15 minutes are for you to jump on and ask any questions you may have and discuss ways in which to keep the children on track with their home practice over the next few days until the next session (unfortunately, due to time restrictions and out of respect for the group, this is not a space to ask individualised questions about your child which may require an action plan, however, I do offer consultations if this is what you feel you would like). Of course, if you have a busy morning please don’t feel as though you HAVE to jump on the call at the end- this is entirely optional, although your presence in the room is required throughout the session.

Your involvement

It has been shown that children who practise mindfulness with an adult at home are more likely to keep it up and really see it as ‘special time’. I appreciate that you are likely very busy, but please know that you are very welcome to join each session along with your child/children, even if just as a silent observer in the room. It is important that you stay in the room with your child throughout the session please. This ensures their safety and also that of my own.

About Rachel Ashcroft

Rachel is an experienced mindfulness and meditation teacher, NLP Coach and Mindfulness Trainer at the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation. Rachel is also a former primary school teacher and works up and down the country to support children, teens, teachers and parents with their wellbeing, as well as being a regular mindfulness facilitator at her local University, supporting students and staff.

Rachel is fully insured, holds an Enhanced DBS certificate and is registered with the ICO.

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Virtual Online Event

Organizer

Rachel Ashcroft MindfulnessEvents hosted by Rachel Ashcroft.0121 369 2468

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