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FREE Mindfulness for Kids (Age 7-12 Years with their Parent/s)

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Come and discover all that mindfulness has to offer

Present Mind Psychology is presenting a FREE Mindfulness for Kids session on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at Beeliar Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163.

This one-off event will allow you to experience one-hour of mindfulness with your child (ages 7-12) in a beautiful nature reserve. One or both parents are welcome to accompany their child.

This special event is hosted by Jacqueline Sander (Psychologist MPsych, MSc), who specialises in child psychotherapy and mindfulness training. During the session, which runs from 10.00am to 11.00am, you and your child will be introduced to mindfulness and its many benefits, which can include emotional regulation and improved social skills; the ability to orient attention, plan and organise; and an increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self-acceptance.

Come and discover all that mindfulness has to offer at the FREE taster session. Registration is essential - sign up here or email info@presentmindpsychology.com.au. Make sure to bring a yoga mat for your child and yourself.

After attending the taster session, your child can consider joining the upcoming 8-week 'Mindful Kids' course for ages 10 to 12 at Beeliar Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163. The course runs from 11th October 2017 to 29th November 2017 on Wednesday afternoons, from 3:45pm to 5:15 pm.

Consisting of 1.5hr weekly group sessions, the course is based on the evidence-based MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) for adults and has been adapted for children by the European Institute for Mindfulness IAM in Belgium.

Each week, Jacqueline will present a range of interactive activities in a fun and supportive setting, including mindful practice, storytelling, yoga, meditation and more.

These activities will equip children with the skills to:

  • Find their inner calm by following their breath

  • Pay attention to their experience in the present moment

  • Learn about their thoughts

  • Deal with strong feelings

  • Increase their body awareness

  • Pause and choose how to respond positively instead of reacting

  • Communicate kindly

  • Build self-confidence
  • Enrolment is now open for the 'Mindful Kids' course. Click here to enrol; the participation fee is $300 (Medicare rebate of $173.20 applies if referred under a Mental Health Care Plan).

    Included is 12 hrs of group training, workbook and meditation CDs for kids and parents. Children only need to bring along a yoga mat.

    For more information on the Mindfulness for Kids session, 8-week 'Mindful Kids' course or private lessons, please visit www.presentmindpsychology.com.au

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    When: Taster Session: Tuesday 26th September 2017, from 10am to 1pm
    The course runs from 11th October 2017 to 29th November 2017 on Wednesdays, from 3:45pm to 5:15 pm.
    Where: Beeliar Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA 6163
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