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”
4 week Mindfulness Taster Sessions (age 7 - 11)
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What kindfulmind will do if we have concerns about a child or young person
In almost all circumstances, we will talk to a child’s parents about any concerns and tell you if these concerns need referral to children’s social care. We will ask your consent to make a referral, but in some circumstances, we may need to make a referral against your wishes. We will only do this if we genuinely believe this is the best way to protect your child.
If we think talking to parents first might in some way increase the risk to the child, we will report our concerns to children’s social care and take advice from them. We will tell the parent that a referral is being made and record this.
Child protection is a very sensitive issue and it raises many questions and a range of strong emotions. Kindfulmind will do everything we can to support the children in our sessions and you can be rest assured that any action we take will always be in the best interests of the child.