Mindfulness & Meditation Program for 6-12 Year Olds - Waverley Library
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Science and research shows meditation is effective and achieves results.
Meditating for 10 minutes a day is enough to start noticing the results in your own lives and the lives of your children.
AS A PARENT DO YOU WISH YOUR KIDS WERE MORE CALM, FOCUSED, SELF-REGULATED, AWARE AND EMPATHETIC?
If if you answered YES, we invite you to reward them with the gift of all the amazing benefits MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION can bring into their lives!
9 WEEK MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION PROGRAM FOR 6-12 YEAR OLDS AT WAVERLEY LIBRARY, CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY ROOM, BONDI JUNCTION
Program written, facilitated and taught by Diane Uzunovska, the Founder of Kids are Leaders, a degree qualified Primary School Educator with over 12 years of classroom teaching experience, mindfulness and meditation training and her own daily mindfulness and meditation practise.
Our Mindfulness & Meditation program is designed to equip 6-12 year old kids for life in the present moment within a fast paced and multi-faceted 21st century world.
Upon completion of the program kids will be able to mindfully implement the new mindfulness and meditation skills and knowledge into their own daily life, at school, with friends and in the family home.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." - Jon Kabat Zinn, creator of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Based on research about the benefits of mindfulness our weekly program for kids can leave them feeling:
calm, focused, mindful, grateful, more productive, confident, kind, more self-regulated, creative, resilient, joyful, happy, less reactive and more responsive, respectful, more emotionally balanced, peaceful, better able to problem solve and think critically, well rested, compassionate, more self-aware, empathetic and loved.
fun, authentic, safe, creative, supportive and mindful experiences to which kids can relate.
No religious content is included in the kids program.
THE KIDS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
8 WEEKLY FACE-TO-FACE PROGRAM MEETINGS + 1 GRADUATION CEREMONY IN WEEK 9: on Mondays for 1 hour from 5:30pm-6:30pm
WEEKLY MEDITATION TEACHINGS: techniques and benefits for 8 formal meditation styles
INTRODUCTION TO 8 MEDITATION STYLES: mostly seated formal meditations
WEEKLY MINDFULNESS TEACHINGS: can be implemented during daily routines in life, at school, at home, with friends and family
8 MINDFUL ART EXPERIENCES: related to weekly mindfulness teachings - all art materials and resources supplied
EDUCATIONAL PROPS & IMAGES: used during mindful and meditation teachings and especially valuable for visual learners
GENTLE MEDITATION MUSIC: played during various moments of the weekly program
PROGRAM WORK BOOKLET: outlining weekly program goals, mindfulness & meditation content and learning activities for kids
AUTHENTIC MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION JOURNAL: used to record moments of gratitude, feelings, emotions, thoughts, mindful moments, kindness, using the senses & personal reflections
8 WEEK CUSHION HIRE: for formal seated meditations
WEEKLY FACE-TO-FACE SUPPORT: provided by a degree qualified Primary School Educator with over 12 years classroom teaching experience, who is also trained in Mindfulness & Meditation, Kids Yoga, NLP, CPR, Reiki, First Aid, Anaphylaxis, is a Random Acts of Kindness Ambassador and holds a current working with kids police check
FREE EMAIL SUPPORT: available outside of the weekly face-to-face meetings for the duration of the program
WEEKLY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: 5 to 10 minutes of daily meditation at home as per the weekly seated meditation style timetable
QUESTION/ANSWER/DISCUSSION/FEEDBACK/REFECTION SESSIONS: during the face-to-face weekly meetings for kids
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: participants will be awarded with a certificate of completion imprinted with their name
GRADUATION CEREMONY: an open invitation to all program participants and their parents to celebrate their kids success on Monday 12th December 2016 from 5;30pm-6:30pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Bus Routes - 333 & 380 to Bondi Junction
Train - Bondi Junction Train Station is an approx. 5 minute walk to Waverley Library
Parking - Waverley Library Car Park, Bondi Junction Westfield Shopping Centre Car Park, Metered street parking on Denison Street and the surrounding streets, Eastgate Shopping Centre Car Park
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The organiser can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0411 731 600.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds will be issued once full payment is processed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you will need to bring the printed ticket with you to Waverley Library on Monday 17th October 2016 at 5:30pm.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Your kids can:
wear comfortable clothing
wear shoes that come off quickly and easily
bring their smile
bring their kindness
bring their positive attitude
bring their good manners
bring their responsible behaviour
bring their quiet voices
bring a willingness to learn new things
bring their printed ticket of registration
bring their own cushion (optional)
Your kids can't bring:
toys or electronics