Children and parent sessions
This course is designed to help the child find a calmer outlook. The parent can help the child with their practises but will also benefit from the practises.
The world is a stressful place and a mindfulness course can help you put things into perspective. Training your mind is a very rewarding and fulfilling process. I find many occasions when thinking in a mindful way has helped be be happier, less stressed and sleep better.
What is mindfulness?
The goal of mindfulness is to train the mind to focus on the the present. As a result, worries and thoughts about the past and future are put a side. Being able to take control of ones thoughts helps children and adults alike to approach situations in life with a clearer mind.
Have you ever noticed that when you are doing quite familiar and repetitive tasks, like driving your car, or vacuuming, that your mind is often miles away thinking about something else? You may be fantasising about going on a holiday, worrying about some upcoming event, or thinking about any number of other things. In all of these cases you are not focusing on your current experience, and you are not really in touch with the ‘here and now.’ This way of operating is often referred to as the automatic pilot mode. Mindfulness is the opposite of automatic pilot mode. It is about experiencing the world that is firmly in the ‘here and now.’ This mode is referred to as the being mode. It offers a way of freeing oneself from automatic and unhelpful ways of thinking and responding.