Intro to Mindfulness and Creative Mindfulness
Forth Valley Creative Learning
Deadline: 15 May 2017 at 17:00
Tuesday 16th May 2017
4.30pm - 6.30pm (registration from 4pm)
Mindfulness work with children is not about teaching them to meditate or practise yoga. It does involve the therapeutic use of meditative and breathing techniques but it is also about relaxation and enjoyment, imaginative thinking and having fun. Engaging with Mindfulness can help young people with stress reduction, self-calming and emotional regulation. But it can also hugely increase their ability to focus, to concentrate and learn.
Stan will talk about what mindfulness is, what stress is, how it affects learning and the parts of the brain affected and what Mindfulness can do to help.
Stan will also be joined by Charlotte Murray, Education Psychologist - Stirling Council, who will speak briefly about the development of Mindfulness in nurseries and schools in Stirling. Charlotte has attended workshops with Stan and also uses Stans book Mindfulness Techniques with Children and Young People: A Practical Guide within her work with staff and children.
Book places at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2937416
Location: Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling
The deadline is Monday 15 May 2017 at 17:00.
Education / Young People (aged 0 to 25)