Being Mindful means being aware of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a variety of methods such as meditation and yoga.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Practising Mindfulness has been shown to improve empathy or the ability to understand what another person is thinking or feeling, which improves children's awareness of others and helps them to build positive relationships.
It has also been shown to increase self-regulation, focus, and self-esteem while reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
Sessions will involve fun activities, movement and basic mindfulness.
Sessions will run for one hour after school for 6 weeks. Snacks will be provided.
Children grouped by age.
Dates and time TBA