We live in a fast paced world where being busy is seen as the norm. Often our pace of life can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. More people than ever are suffering from mental health issues as well as physical symptoms of stress. An All Party Parliamentary Group reported in 2015 and highlighted 4 areas that they believe Mindfulness can have a positive impact on – Health, Education, The Workplace and The Criminal Justice System. The findings were interesting and lead to recommendations in practice for all of the four areas. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Mindfulness as a preventative practice for people who experience recurrent depression. Follow this link to find out more.
Mindfulness is not a “cure all” but it can change the way we relate to experiences. It is becoming widely used in a variety of ways and contexts and many people believe that practising mindfulness has given them better understanding of their emotions, improved their attention and concentration, and has helped them improve their relationships. Follow this link to find out more about the positive effects of Mindfulness on our health and well-being.
Just like adults, our children live in a busy world often rushing from school to activities, sleepovers, parties and events. The pressure on children and young adults to perform and succeed has never been higher and many children feel overwhelmed by the pace of their lives. If you would like to help your own child or others to learn mindfulness techniques why not learn how to teach them yourself? I have trained to teach children myself through the Connected Kids programme an internationally renowned programme that has its origins in Scotland! I am a fully registered Connected Kids Trainer and am able to teach children how to meditate as well as teaching adults how to teach children meditation.