In this after-school mindfulness club, children will have the opportunity to learn more about mindfulness and how it can help them in everyday life. This is learnt and developed through taking part in fun activities and games, learning about the functions of the brain, and practicing breathing techniques and meditations that can help with difficult thoughts and emotions. Some of the sessions may also include making a craft (further details will be sent out regarding this).
Weekly sessions could include;
- exploring tricky emotions
- developing gratitude
- developing our sense of curiosity
- mindful movement
- practicing kindness
- exploring why we have thoughts
- exploring our senses
- developing a positive mindset
- exploring our connections with others
What is mindfulness and how can learning about and practicing it help?
Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment on purpose. When we learn to do this often, we start to re-wire our brains to notice what is happening in the present moment. This could be noticing our thoughts come and go, or it could be noticing any feelings or sensations in our body. Most of the time we are on automatic pilot and so we don’t tend to tune in to ourselves in this way. It’s a practice like any other that can be developed and strengthened over time.
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to help in many ways. It can particularly help with children who struggle with difficult thoughts or find it difficult to deal with their emotions. Mindfulness helps the individual to ‘tune in’ to how they are feeling and notice any thoughts and emotions, or sensations in their body. When they can start to quieten the mind, they notice things more clearly, and with mindful practice, can learn to choose how to respond rather than immediately react.
As the group size will be kept small, every child has the opportunity to join in and contribute/share their learning with the group if they wish to. If you would like to chat further about the club or have any questions, please contact Ellie on
Kindfulmind is offering some free taster mindfulness sessions to children ages 7-11: a chance to try out mindfulness, see what it’s about, take part with others and have fun!
The sessions will be 30 minutes long, and each week will be a different theme.
Places are limited so be sure to book in advance. Please complete the form to register your child. Once we have the completed form, we’ll send you the zoom link. Then just pop the date in your diary, and we’ll send you a reminder email before the first session.
The main themes that will be covered in these sessions include:
- Kindness to self
- Kindness to others
Week 1 Wednesday 8th July 5-5.30pm ‘Attention’
We’ll explore what attention is, why it’s important to train our attention in mindfulness and try out different activities to notice where we can place our attention.
Week 2 Wednesday 15th July 5-5.30pm ‘Senses’
We’ll be curious about how we can notice our senses (smell, sight, touch, taste, hearing), and we’ll discover how this can train our attention to stay focussed in the moment.
Week 3 Wednesday 22nd July 5-5.30pm ‘Gratitude’
By harnessing the power of gratitude, we notice that we can ‘re-wire’ the brain to become more positive when we can start to note what we feel grateful for.
Week 4 Wednesday 29th July 5-5.30pm ‘Kindness’
Practicing kindness towards ourselves and others can promote happiness, so we’ll be exploring how we can develop our practice of kindness and how we feel when we’ve shared kindness with others.
“It’s given me time to chill and relax, it’s made me realise it’s not about clearing your mind of thoughts, but about observing them”
A mindful family event for parents and children aged 8 and under. Set in stunning ancient woodland, just outside of Bristol, Folly Farm is run by Avon Wildlife trust.
Pippa & Ellie are mindfulness & yoga teachers based in Bristol, and have joined together to bring you a family event with a difference.
Connect with your family through mindful activities. Take a walk through the woods, seeing what we notice along the way. Have fun with yoga, and Spring and Easter themed arts and crafts!You will find an array of plants, birds, insects and wildlife, in this beautiful countryside setting. Snacks and drinks are provided. (Please feel free to bring your own lunch if you would like to stay and have a picnic in the grounds afterwards).
The nature walk is buggy accessible.This event is a collaboration with Press Pause Yoga & Kindfulmind.
The cost is just £20 per parent and child, additional children are £5 each. Under 2’s go free.
Join Ellie from Kindfulmind for a 45 min fun and engaging yoga class with games and mindful practices, followed by crafting some mindful activities to take home in your very own ‘box of mindfulness’.
Mindfulness and yoga can help create a sense of calm, improve focus, build resilience, regulate emotions and reduce anxiety.This session runs on Monday 6th April from 2-4pm. Open to ages 7-11.
Location: Withywood Community Centre in Bishopsworth.
The session is £15 and includes drinks and snacks, and all the mindfulness crafts.
Spaces are limited.
This after-school club is for years 4,5 & 6. Children will be introduced to the practice of mindfulness through games, discussions and mindful practices such as breathing exercises and meditations, there will also be a craft activity each week!
Each week will cover themes such as; understanding our minds, managing emotions, being a good friend, and building kindness and gratitude.
Mindfulness practice can help to
- Improve well-being
- Increase self-awareness
- Improve focus
- Build resilience
- Reduce anxiety
- Regulate emotions
Places are limited, so please complete the online reservation form to book through a secure paypal link.arm Afterschool Mindfulness Club.
Mindful Monday’s - yoga & mindfulness, is a fun and engaging 5 week course for 6-10 year olds, using yoga and mindfulness, with a strong focus on positivity and inclusiveness within the class. We work together as a group as well as individually, and the use of games and themes keep the classes fun and interesting for the children.
A growing body of research has already shown that mindfulness can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behaviour, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. Yoga practice can also:
- Help with flexibility and balance
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Develop concentration and focus
- Create a mind-body connection
- Encourage sense of self and teamwork
- Create a sense of calm
Each session is 45 minutes long. Please arrive 5 minutes before the session start time.
Ellie is qualified though Children Do Yoga, Yoga Training and the Kids Mindfulness Programme, Youth Mindfulness. She is DBS checked and fully insured. Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries regarding this after-school club.
Late fees apply:
By completing a booking you agree to a £5.00 late charge if you are late to collect your child by 10 mins or more. If payment becomes due you are expected to settle the fee on collection, or before the next session. Your child will be unable to continue on the course with any late fees outstanding. Thank you.