Want to know how to train your attention and why is it important? How can this help you to recognise worry and notice when the mind plays tricks on you?
In this fun and engaging mindfulness training, children and young people have the opportunity to explore how mindfulness can train our attention to respond more skilfully in the here and now, but also to unexpected challenges.
Rosie is a certified and experienced psychologist and mindfulness trainer. Her approach is backed-up by the latest science, which states that mindfulness has the potential to improve children and young people’s health, executive functioning, and regulation of attention and behaviour (Weare, 2018).
The workshop uses a mixture of activities, discussions and animations to introduce mindfulness. We will practice evidence-based grounding exercises that aim to develop an attitude of curiosity, kindness, acceptance and openness to fluctuating mind-states. The focus of this workshop is on applying these tools to worry. We discuss how the mind habitually interprets and ‘tells stories’ about what is happening. This means that we often get stuck in our own heads and ‘ruminate’ or ‘catastrophise’. We talk about how this affects our bodies and behaviour and what tools are useful to recognising and managing worry.
Every participant will leave with access to an online forum where the mindfulness practices and animations can be found.
This 3-hour workshop was carefully crafted to engage everyone, including the most cynical of audiences.
- Grades 6-7: Saturday, 5th October at 9:00 – 12:00
- Grades 8-9: Saturday, 5th October at 13:00 – 16:00
- Grades 10-11: Saturday, 12th October 9:00 – 12:00
- Grade 12: Saturday, 12th October 13:00 – 16:00
Price: €260 per 3-hour workshop. Fee includes materials, handouts, and access to online platform.
Facilitator: Rosie Evans, MSc.
Rosie is a psychologist specialised in mindfulness and positive education. She holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London and a BSc in Psychology with International Experience from Bangor University. Rosie is a certified .b (pronounced ‘dot-be’) trainer, and coaches students on various skills that support their well-being, academic studies, organizational skills and self-management.
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