Do you want your kids to have emotional awareness, sharp minds and strong resilience to all that life will throw at them? Ohana’s kids mindfulness programs are a guide to exactly that. Filled with fun, craft and developing mental/emotional skill sets that lets them thrive in their own lives and master the bigger picture of life.
Every Wednesday 4:00-5:30 PM Karen Deller will guide your child through a particular topic related to developing a strong mental and emotional self awareness. Classes are fun, interactive, informative and a must for developing a strong sense of self.
Each session for the kids and teens program will spend time:
- Working on developing vocabulary around emotions (even many adults struggle to identify what emotions they are feeling).
- Identifying what those emotions feel like within our bodies (location in our body and sensation e.g. buzzing, tingling, fluttering, tightness, relaxed muscles)
- Learning to accept the full range of emotions as functional
- Developing an awareness of the ‘three brains’.
- Do three meditations. (e.g. mindfulness, guided visualisations, breath work)
- Focus on a positive life skill to build resilience and coping skills
Kids Mindfulness Program (5-11 yrs)
Week 1: The power of the breath. How can meditation/mindfulness practices help me.
Week 2: Learning to recognise and trust our emotions (intuition) when facing a range of situations e.g. school, friendships, family.
Week 3: How positive affirmations can help me to build a positive self-image.
Week 4: An effective way to deal with worries. Make a worry box.
Week 5: What are coping skills (active strategies and helpful thoughts). Identifying my current strategies and learning a range of new ones.
Make a coping skills wheel.
Week 6: What is my circle of influence? How can knowing this help me?Make a personal circle of influence.
Week 7: How can I approach a problem? A simple problem-solving strategy. Use the problem-solving format.
Week 8: Activating positive memories. Make a warm and fuzzy book.
Week 9: Identifying my support network. Who are they and why does everyone need one? Make a support web identifying my own support network.
Week 10: What is gratitude? How can gratitude help me? Make a gratitude journal.
Pay up front for all sessions (10 weeks) for $150 or pay as you go at $20 per child per session.
Bookings are essential. For the latest schedule contact the Ohana team to enquire today.