What if the school day has a few moments of quiet and stillness? Numerous studies have shown the many benefits of teaching mindfulness to children. Through mindfulness education, children can develop a lifelong capacity for greater self-awareness, concentration, patience, resilience and wellbeing.
Mindfulness For Children helps support teachers and parents support wellbeing for children through exclusive mindfulness activities plus unique visualisations, soundscapes and musicscapes that help children focus on their feelings, thoughts and environment.
Stress is a part of life. It will not disappear. Through mindfulness we can control how we react to stress. We can learn to surf the waves rather than drown in its waters.
In today’s rapidly changing world, children face unique social and emotional challenges. Children are experiencing greater pressures earlier in life, and feel more stress and anxiety than ever before.
The UK government reports in the guidance paper, Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools, that “one in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder and one in seven has less severe problems.”
Our mindfulness activities, visualisations, soundscapes and musicscapes can be easily integrated into the school day to increase personal wellness and positive feelings, reduce reactivity and negativity, and improve overall classroom culture.
Learning to pause during the day allows for automatic, conditioned patterns to be broken, setting the stage for increased self-awareness, a requirement for self-regulation and impulse control.
Mindfulness can be defined as the mental state achieved by focusing on the present moment whilst also accepting our feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. By integrating mindfulness into the school day and taking into account the needs of the whole class we can arm our children with lifelong skills that support their current and future mental health and wellbeing.
10 minutes or less mindfulness breaks
No religious focus or religious content
Zero teacher preparation required
Suitable for everyone from age 5 to 105
50+ Classroom resources included