Mindful Me (6+)
Mindful Me is a program developed to teach children (ages 6+) mindfulness strategies, to build their awareness of their emotions and build emotional resilience. To show children another way through difficult emotions and thoughts; so they no longer have to feel held back by their worries. Learning that thoughts are simply thoughts, building awareness of when we get caught up in our heads (What If? world), and learning strategies to bring themselves back to the present moment and feel more comfortable.
Drawing from elements of the Zones of Regulation, Growing Up Mindful, MindUp Curriculum, Acceptance and Commitment strategies, and Mindfulness practices, this program is designed to help create children’s awareness of their emotional states, actions they can take to change how they feel, and how to apply mindfulness to their every day routines.
Parents will develop awareness of their own emotional states as well as their children’s, learn strategies to help their children as well as themselves, develop their own mindfulness practice, and obtain resources and strategies to use at home with the whole family!
“The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to recognize their thoughts as “just thoughts,” to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies, to recognize when their attention has wandered, and to provide tools for impulse control.”
Research have shown that meditation for children helps to improve self-regulation, attention and concentration, social skills and self-esteem, creativity, self-awareness, and increase calm.
For more information on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for children; check out https://www.omgmeditate.com/meditations-for-kids/ or https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MiSP-Research-Summary-2012.pdf.
Mindful Me can be delivered individually or in a group setting.
1 Parent/Caregiver is required to participate in program with their child.
Mindful Me involves 6, 1 hour sessions with child and caregiver.
Dates: September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Times: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Many Hats, 397 Bedford Highway, 3rd Floor, Business Centre Room
1 Child / 1 Adult – $225 + tax
2 Children Family (1 Adult) – $300 + tax
1 Adult Participant (Caregiver/Educator/Parent – Participating without child) – $100 + tax
Available at any time. Cost $650 +tax. (Includes 6 home sessions and all materials & resources).
Email MindfulMe@thecoachingconnection.ca to get on our list for the next Mindful Me group or to book an individual program!