Would you like your child to have better self esteem and a more positive out look on life?
Would you like your child to express more gratitude?
Chill Skills Classes.
Chills Skills is a meditation course for children aged between 9-13 yrs old. These classes incorporate a variety of relaxation techniques and meditation styles to help children learn how to meditate and uses these valuable tools and techniques to help them when they need it most.
Being a tween/teen be very challenging with a lot of demands from different area’s of life. Friends, school, peer pressure, social media even family dynamics can be a source of worry. Chill skills is a space children can come to learn how to relax and develop important skills to help them negotiate these unchartered territories in a safe and understanding place. It is not therapy, we do not get into each individuals stories but have small discussions around the themes and topics of the classes where children can share to their comfort level and often find a lot of comfort and reassurance in shared experiences and offering their unique perspective on the topic.
This is a more focused, discussion based class than the Relaxed Kids class which covers a different theme each week, they learn about brain science and how their brain works under stress and take home valuable tips and mindfulness techniques that help them be calm and more confident.
Each week they receive a journal to help them reflect on their experiences and write daily gratitudes. This class is suited for all children aged between 9-13 who would like to know more about meditation, maybe they are experiencing some challenges in life right now or maybe they would like some guidance in transitioning from primary to secondary school.
I aim to convey all the topics in a fun, friendly and accommodating way always adapting and changing classes based of the groups and the individuals needs.
Chill Skills Class themes.
Class 1 - Achieving with Positive Thinking
Class 2 – The Importance of Visualisation
Class 3 – Dealing with Stress – Causes, Symptoms & How To Avoid It
Class 4 – Moods – Anger Management
Class 5 – Look After Your self – Loving the ‘Self’
Class 6 – What is Real Happiness? Making a Positive Contribution
Each participant will receive a journal and a weekly work sheet with a variety of activities to help them continue their personal work.
These will include mood diaries, goal sheets, vision planning, affirmations and exercises to practice at home.
Mighty Monster Relaxation & Meditation classes
Mondays – 6 weeks.
2nd October – 13th Nov. -1 weeks for 1/2 term
4.00 – 5. 00pm @St Johns Rec.
This term we will have a change of the class content and be looking at the big emotions that we all experience in life through projecting them onto the form of monsters that steal away our happiness. Children will learn about these different emotions the effects they have on their minds, bodies and lives. They will befriend them, name, tame and train them with relaxation, meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Positive thinking and affirmations are fabulous and can really help but the real power comes when we accept our shadow side, put our hand up and own our emotions and what we do with those big feelings.
We will look at the worry monster, the anxiety monster, the fear and the anger monster amongst other emotions including a celebration of all the amazing emotions we feel that make us feel loved, happy and at peace. Classes will all be age appropriate ( I am doing a similar class with the younger children) fully of variety for all the different learning styles, enjoyable and relaxing. Helping children to find their own inner space.
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In Chill Skills we learn many different ways of tuning into our inner wisdom and learn to listen to ourselves and respect ourselves with understanding and acceptance.
The combination of understanding and meditation is a powerful way of bringing in acceptance and letting go of troubles.
Knowledge is power!
Your child will learn skills that they can use every day.
They will learn :-
– Relaxation, meditation, breathing and visualisation techniques to help raise their confidence, self esteem and communication.
– The importance of a positive self image and how to cultivate a positive mindset.
– The importance of relaxation and meditation and how it can benefit their lives.
– What gratitude really is, how it can help them in their lives and how to be a grateful person & view life with positivity and optimism.
– How to adopt healthy behaviours.
Details of upcoming Chill Skills classes and booking information can be found HERE.
Classes include the following activities,
Drama based activities help develop the children’s self confidence through
expressive play and imagination based games. Interactive and fun these games
also help with social interaction, communication, focus and concentration.
SOOTHING peer massage
Self or clothed peer massage (on the back). Calming and relaxing, positive touch
boosts the immune system, calms the nervous system, helps the production of oxytocin and endorphins, and lowers
Yoga inspired stretches help increase flexibility and movement in the body
whilst also calming and releasing physical tension. These exercises also have a direct effect on the emotions and children will be given examples when they can use the stretches to help themselves.
Delivered through engaging games and group exercises, positive thinking and affirmations are powerful coping tools and help foster resilience. Learning to view themselves and life in a positive way is a great tool for life and thinking and
speaking positively releases endorphins in the brain that make you feel great,
increase happiness and optimism.
Mindfulness based breathing exercises help to still and calm the mind. Deep breathing helps calm the nervous system, balance the left and right side of the brain and aids in concentration and focus. Children learn how to use the different breathing techniques to calm and self regulate.
CREATIVE visualisations, mindfulness and meditations
Deep body relaxations, mindfulness meditations, guided imagery and visualisations help release physical and mental tension, lower blood pressure, calm the nervous system, increase emotional and body awareness and give children the tools to relieve stress and anxiety. Whilst at the same time expanding the child’s imagination and creativity. Done regularly, these exercises can help promote deeper sleep and a more relaxed attitude to daily challenges.
Relax Kids has been devised and developed by Marneta Viegas – the UK’s leading expert in children’s relaxation. Relax Kids & Chill Skills offers a unique system of children’s relaxation and personal development that has been used by thousands of parents, teachers, play workers and therapists around the world, to great effect.
Incorporating classes, books, cards and CDs, Relax Kids is a gentle and fun way of introducing children to the world of meditation and relaxation.