Having been involved in Mindful sessions whilst I was teaching preschool, I realised how beneficial these classes are not only for the young. I have been practicing meditation for at least 10 years through my regular yoga practice. It has certainly assisted me in feeling more connected and aware of how I react and respond on a daily basis. I feel calmer and less tense especially when I feel challenged and chaotic and confused. I have participated in MBSR (Mind Body Stress Release) based on the work of Prof Jon Kabat Zinn course with Linda Kantor and have incorporated Mindfulness into my daily practice.
Definition: Mindfulness is the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and acceptance.
Mindfulness is simply being in this moment right here, right now with nothing to do and nowhere to go. It is the ability to notice and pay attention to your feelings and thoughts without getting carried away by them.
Mindfulness will help you be a happier human being. It helps develop awareness and consciousness. Mindfulness allows you to respond thoughtfully and responsibly instead of reacting. Continuous and regular practice will help you to be aware and tuned in to all the senses. It is a smile on the inside. Meditation can actually rewire your brain, creating new neural pathways increasing brain density and grey matter. Through breathe exercises, meditative practices and awareness mindfulness is achieved.
I am available to guide your children aged 3 – 11 years old during the term at home as an afternoon activity. These sessions are great for those children that need to learn firsthand tools to stop, pause and be. The mindful activities are instrumental in helping children with anxiety, poor sleep patterns and poor concentration, in general assisting them with the overwhelming feelings induced by today’s fast-paste life.
I also hold monthly workshops for children from 5 – 11 years old. These take place in a fun creative space. The workshops are theme based where we focus on breathing activities, guided visualisation and mindful movement. I cultivate a safe space where the child can express, be heard and validated. The workshops are a great add on for those already partaking in mindful classes either at school or as an after school individual practice.