Keep your kids engaged over the holidays with our fun and beneficial Kids Holiday Mindfulness Workshop. Each child will participate in three engaging types of mindful practice and create an awesome craft to take home. In this workshop each child will create a personal mind jar.

 

Because of the fast pace of our modern world and all its distractions, experts believe kids need to be taught the crucial skills of being self-aware and in the present moment. Research shows that mindfulness supports mental health and wellbeing and helps kids to build positive relationships and make decisions. It also builds resilience, helping children to cope better and self-regulate their emotions, as well as increases attention, empathy and self-confidence. (Reference: https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/mental-health-matters/mindfulness)

 

These fun holiday workshops are led by our Kids’ Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher and Creative Therapist, Liz Taverner

 

Mind Jar Workshop

When we’re feeling big emotions, we often automatically react rather than consciously respond – we have a lot going on in our minds and aren’t thinking clearly. In this workshop, the children will make their own mind jar with a set intention and using their choice of colours of water and glitter. The jar will represent and visually guide them through the process of calming and clearing their mind. They can shake the mind jar whenever they need, and watch and breathe as the glitter swirls around like a storm, eventually settling down to the bottom, leaving only clear water. The children will also learn a song to sing during this process to help their mind to focus and settle along with the glitter.

They include three engaging types of mindful practice and an awesome craft to take home:

 

High Energy

  • Active games
  • Songs
  • Yoga

Focus

  • Art and craft
  • Sensory games

Calm

  • Story
  • Coping Skills
  • Breathing Practice
  • Guided Meditation

 

This workshop is suitable for children ages 4-8 years.

 

This second Mindful Monkeys holiday workshop will be held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
The first of these holiday workshops is on Wednesday 16th January. Click here for further information.