Mindfulness for Children | Family Matters Centre


A MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR KIDS

MINDFULNESS MAGIC

This group teaches children mindfulness techniques.


COURSE DESCRIPTION & REGISTRATION

8 weekly sessions.

This group teaches children mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness can help improve concentration, regulate emotions, and build self-confidence. Mindfulness also provides the opportunity to learn about our physical experiences and enhance the ability to self-soothe and relax. The practice of mindfulness promotes kindness, patience, and gratitude.

For many children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, mindfulness training has been shown to improve attention, focus, memory, self-understanding and self-acceptance.  In addition, mindfulness helps to alleviate anxiety by focusing on the present rather than worrying about the future.

Goals of the group include:

  • give tools to be able choose options other than anger, fear, anxiety, stress and disconnectedness
  • encourage positive emotions and self-esteem
  • improve emotional and cognitive awareness
  • increase focus on present situations

The group consists of 8 sessions and is limited to 8 participants.  Sessions are facilitated by a Child Therapist and a Social Worker.



PROGRAM INCLUDES

8 one hour sessions (children only)

Date:  Saturdays beginning March 23
(no session Apr 20)
Time: 9:15am
Cost: $15 / session
Ages: 8-12

*Limited enrollment: (max 8)



REGISTER HERE

We love running groups that meet the needs of families.

(**Please fill out the Group Interest Survey to help us determine what group will be offered next and at what time. Once survey results indicate a number of families are interested in the same topic, we will set a start date, open registration & notify all emails provided on the Group Interest Survey. At that time, (if you still wish) you can register for the limited # of spots available for that group**)

If the buttons below are RED, either the course is full or we are waiting for more   Group Interest Survey   responses from you!


AGES 8-12

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