Mindfulness for Children Training Programme
Mindfulness is extremely relevant to modern day living in many ways and it’s important to encourage children to become more mindful. With increasing hours spent watching TV, playing video games and browsing the Internet, children are becoming more restless and easily distracted.
Training children to be mindful helps them concentrate, calm down and focus better, and research shows that they are able to perform better at school too. Children are able to develop greater minds and demonstrate better imagination and creativity as they become more mindful. Schools and colleges across the UK are implementing regular mindfulness programmes so that students can reap multiple benefits.
You will Learn:
The course on mindfulness training for children is designed to cover a number of topics for the best results.
- How to differentiate between the conscious and subconscious mind, and how the mind is related to the tasks that we do
- How to prepare children to become more mindful in a natural manner without forcing lessons on them
- How to use different mindfulness tasks and gradually train children to become mindful
- How to use touch and outdoor exercises to help children stay in the moment
- How to use music, meditation and drawing tasks to help children become more focused and present
Benefits of Taking this Course:
You can benefit in several ways by completing the course on mindfulness for children:
- You can help your child, students or other children to become more mindful
- You can play an instrumental role in helping children become more focused, creative and imaginative
- You can help your own children calm down and feel more centred by training them to be more mindful and live in the moment
- You can develop your own mindfulness techniques
- What this course will offer in the coming modules
- That this course is specifically aimed at children aged between 6-10 years old
- What mindfulness is
- The origins of mindfulness
- Why and how to introduce children to mindfulness
- The benefits for children
- How to manage the age differences of children when introducing mindfulness
- Why sound can be considered a good way to explore mindfulness
- How to introduce children to a short relaxation session
- How to perform 'The Bell exercise' with children
- Why touch is a good resource to aid concentration
- How to introduce children to mindfulness through the sense of touch, using specific tasks
- How outdoor projects engage children, and where this can be done
- Some outdoor exercises in mindfulness that can be introduced to children
- Some caveats to note when doing tasks and projects with children
- How and where to use exercises to introduce visual exercises
- A classroom scenario exercise
- An exercise for outside
- Benefits of meditation for children / To always begin with breathing techniques when introducing children to a meditation session
- How to time sessions
- Instructions to take children through a meditation session
- Various tasks that can be used to introduce meditation, to aid children’s mindfulness learning
- What it is that art can bring to mindfulness
- A variety of specific tasks
- About the Superhero task
- The benefits of this task
- How to guide children through the Superhero task, and some alternatives.
Who can take the Mindfulness for Children Training Programme Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 9 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 9 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 9 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Mindfulness for Children Training Programme Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.