Mindfulness is a technique used to help slow down the mind and body. It isn’t about taking away thoughts or not having thoughts at all, it is about watching them, seeing patterns and then changing the patterns. Mindfulness helps give you power over your thoughts, to feel not so overwhelmed by them and not be controlled by them!
The following videos are aimed at 8 year olds to young adults. Parents, carers and children can try these and practice together.
An introduction to Mindfulness
Practice 1 Bodyscan
Practice 2 What kind of weather
Practice 3 Mindful breathing
The Resilience Alphabet includes ideas and activities to help your child build inner strength and wellbeing. For each letter there is a definition, something to think about, something positive to say and some suggestions of things to Make, Do or Write. Access this and more at the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub
Online Education Resources for Home Learning – Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.