Kindfulmind teaches mindfulness, focusing on teaching the qualities and benefits of kindness and self-compassion.
What we do
We teach mindfulness skills to children and young people
We teach about self compassion
Young people learn to develop compassion, empathy, gratitude & kindness
Our sessions are are fun and engaging
Children can learn skills and tools which could help them in difficult situations or to deal with difficult emotions
Workshops can offer children/young people a different perspective of looking and thinking about things
We work with primary and secondary aged young people
‘In Bristol, 1 in 5 young people aged 16 and 17 have a diagnosable mental health problem’
Mindfulness & self compassion practices have been proven to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce feelings of anger
- Increase self-esteem & confidence
- Improve sleep quality
- Reduce stress
- Build resilience
- Improve self-awareness and self regulation
- Improve social-emotional development
Children and young people can often be harsh critics of themselves and this can then become a belief carried into adulthood. Many people can get caught up in their thoughts, and these negative and self sabotaging thoughts can spiral and have a long-term detrimental impact, affecting overall mental health.
By practicing mindfulness and self-compassion techniques on a regular basis, we can learn to calm our mind, be kinder to ourselves, and be better equipped to handle difficult emotions and situations. Mindfulness has the power to teach us to turn towards difficult emotions instead of ignoring them. The practice of mindfulness and self-compassion is proven to reduce anxiety and depression, increase confidence and self-esteem, regulate emotions and build resilience.
Sessions for children and young people are fun and engaging, and whilst the practice of meditation is slowly introduced, there are lots of activities, games, discussions and videos to keep them engaged and entertained.