Mindful kids - Smile, breathe and go slowly

Group training for kids

age 7-12 years

 

This 8-week ‘mindful kids’ group training (1.5 hrs each week) gives children the gift of care for themselves equipping them with skills to

  • Find their inner calm by following their breath

  • Pay attention to their experience in the present moment

  • Learn about their thoughts

  • Deal with strong feelings

  • Increase their body awareness

  • Pause and choose how to respond positively instead of reacting

  • Communicate kindly

  • Build self-confidence

 

For who?

Group 1: 7-9 year olds with one or both parents accompanying (or turning 7 in 2018)

Group 2: 10-12 year olds without parent (or turning 10 in 2018)

 

Where? Beeliar Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163

 

When?  9th May 2018 to 27th June 2018. Wednesdays 3:45 to 5:15 pm. GROUP 2 ONLY!

 

Cost? $300 (Medicare rebate of $173.20 applies if referred under a Mental Health Care Plan.). Private lessons available. Please enquire.

Private health rebates available depending on your level of cover.

 

Included: 12 hrs of group training, workbook, meditation audio for kids and parents

 

What to bring? Yoga mat for child and parent. Enthusiasm and curiosity!

 

Spaces limited.

 

The course is based on the evidence-based MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) for adults and has been adapted for the use with children by the European Institute for Mindfulness IAM in Belgium. The course has been running there for a number of years with great success. I cordially thank David Dewulf, the founder of IAM, to have granted me permission to use this unique way of teaching mindfulness to kids in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in the 8-week course? Then come along for our next FREE taster. A one-off 1 hour session of experiencing mindfulness together with your kids (ages 7-12 years). The child needs to be accompanied by one or both parents.

 

For who? Kids aged 7-12 years and one or both parents

 

Where? Beeliar Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163

 

When? Friday, 20th April 2018 from 3 pm to 4 pm

 

What to bring? Yoga mat for child and parent. Enthusiasm and curiosity!

 

Sign up below or emaiinfo@presentmindpsychology.com.au

Reported benefits of mindfulness for kids include

  • Increased emotional regulation

  • Increased social skills

  • Increased ability to orient attention

  • Increased planning and organization

  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self-acceptance

  • Increased quality of sleep

  • Decreased anxiety (e.g., test anxiety)

  • Decreased ADHD symptoms (improvement in executive function, inhibition)

  • Fewer conduct and anger management problems

(source: www.mindfuleducation.org)

Kids talk about mindfulness

Find out what kids have said about a mindfulness training in New Zealand similar to the training offered here. Check out www.mindfulaotearoa.nz for more information on their programme.

Present Mind Psychology is currently on a quest to develop more ways to bring mindfulness to your beautiful children and family.

The group courses will be on hold until end 2020, however individual mindfulness lessons are still offered. Please contact me if you are interested.

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Location

Present Mind Psychology

Suite A9/550 Canning Highway

Attadale, 6156 WA

Contact

0415 081 482

info@presentmindpsychology.com.au

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Jacqueline Sander