In simple terms, mindfulness is noticing or paying attention to what is happening right now in the present moment without judgment. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness has numerous benefits for individuals of all ages, including children. During childhood, the brain is growing rapidly and children are constantly noticing, reacting, adapting, and developing ideas based on their emotional experiences. Mindfulness helps children learn how to pause and respond to situations rather than react. As a result, it often has a positive impact on mental, emotional, social, and physical health and well-being. It has proven to reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and negative behaviors while improving sleep, self-esteem, relaxation and the ability to manage behavior and emotions. This group helps children learn and practice various mindfulness skills that they can use in their daily lives.
Who Should Attend
This group is for children ages 8 to 11 who are interested in practicing mindfulness once a week for a total of eight weeks. Children may be experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, stress, low impulse control, school disturbances, low self-esteem, or so on. However, these are not requirements to join the group as anyone can benefit from mindfulness regardless of what they may be experiencing.
This group is currently forming and does not have a set date or time. Once enough individuals are interested, a date and time will be set. This group will be one hour in length and be held on a weekly basis for a total of 8 weeks.
How to Enroll
Please contact me for a brief consultation, either via email or telephone. Prior to official enrollment, we will schedule an individual, initial session to make sure this program is a great fit for you.