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Breathing Classes A MINDFULNESS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Mindfulness is a beautiful practice of being present to this moment and rooted to life as it flows by. If you observe your mind, you will notice that there is some chatter present almost constantly all the time. And we live a significant part of our lives through this chatter, rather than in our actual experience of this moment.

Mindfulness is a practice of training, or, rewiring the attention to remain more in the experience of things rather than in the story line of your mind. It is a practice of being present to this moment, non-judgmental and compassionate way. Most of the time our stress comes from being in our thoughts constantly, ruminating over some past experiences, or compulsively planning something or trying to fix a problem to avoid a painful future. Mindfulness training results in more restfulness and an unconditional acceptance of this moment. It brings in more capacity for ,happiness, joy and more resilience.

Why Mindfulness for Children? Aren’t they already Quite Present?

Yes! Children are innately more mindful than adults. When you were a child, you were more present to life, moment to moment, than you probably are as an adult. When you interact with a child you will realise, one moment they are upset about something and the next moment they are able to enjoy a good game. One good reason to start early is to reinforce this habit while it is still there. This tendency to pay attention in the present and be in the moment goes down significantly with age and with increased conditioning.

Moreover, in today’s world, children are exposed to high amounts of stimulation and information overload. Their attention is getting conditioned even sooner to reactively seek external stimulation. Over a period of time, it becomes a habitual tendency. Living while mentally constantly juggling between thought and tasks reduces a child’s productivity and impacts emotional wellbeing causing stress, anxiety , low mood and a feeling of helplessness.

Research suggests that learning mindfulness based techniques help children improve self-confidence, relationship with others, attention, impulse control, ability to enjoy the task at hand, distress and much more. Hence, learning early to watch the mind, cultivate a compassionate relationship with it, and know how to approach things from a stable, centred mindset rather than a frantic, stressed one makes a lot of difference to how one lives.

Breathing Classes

Children learn more while experiencing rather than just listening to the concept. Hence sessions with children are more activity based and involve mindfulness based movement, art, mindfulness games, experiential activities etc. For instance – present moment awareness can be taught using the 5 senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight; breath meditation can be taught by helping them count along or by keeping a favourite toy with them to help them concentrate. Concepts would be activities based and real time observations rather than through a lecture format.

         * Experiential and Practical Sessions
         * Activity Based session
         * A combination of Concepts and Practice
         * Application of Mindfulness to Daily Life
         * Sharing and Practicing together in a group
         * Sharing and Practicing together in a group

Topics Covered

         * Understanding how mind works and making friends with it
         * Identification and awareness of emotions
         * Mindfulness based relaxation practices
         * Short mindfulness practices which can be used daily in small breaks
         * Practices to improve mindful attention
         * Mindfulness of the Body

What to expect from these sessions?

         * Learning how to manage the mind
         * How to deal with feelings and thoughts
         * How to relax without fighting thoughts
         * How to build concentration without fighting with the mind
         * Managing pressure and peer interaction
         * getting a better understanding of oneself
         * Cultivating a non-judgmental
         * compassionate relationship with oneself
         * freely talk and share issues with other children

Use the link for an Registration request, after which we will send you the details through email.

Course Duration: 8 Weeks

Course Fees

* ₹: 20000/- (INR.)

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* If you wish to join this course and can not afford the course fee, Please get in touch with us. We will try our best to accomodate you, as we deeply wish for more and more people to join to learn this course.