Relaxation for children (mindfulness)
Children learn through this series of workshops from their own experience what mindfulness means.
Consciously the child observes what comes through his senses during an activity: for example, listening to the sounds in the environment, his breathing, or looking and observing the details (color, texture, size, etc.). The distracting thoughts and feelings are not ignored but instead are recognized and accepted without criticism.
Relaxation with mindfulness has many benefits. It can help children to:
it is serene and relaxed
sleep more easily
have better concentration and learning
have better relationships
manage difficult emotions
develop their creativity and imagination
they learn to calm themselves
are in 'here and now'
Research shows that consciousness helps children improve their abilities
in self-concentration, to calm down when upset and make better decisions.
In other words, it helps them with their emotional self-regulation and their cognitive ability.