The Creative Mindfulness Kids method is a unique programme which introduces mindfulness and self compassion practices to children in fun, creative and engaging ways.
Children learn how to calm and relax their minds, to focus and pay attention, to understand and express their thoughts and feelings and cultivate kindness for themselves and others through creativity, stories, art, craft, meditation, visualisation, and discussion.
The Creative Mindfulness Kids method aims to promote positive mental health and well-being for children whilst equipping them with valuable self-care tools that will last a life-time.
The Creative Mindfulness Kids programme was developed by Louise Shanagher, a Children’s Therapist, Psychology lecturer and Mindfulness teacher from Co. Roscommon. Louise has created a collection of resources including books, cards, cd’s and a Primary School Curriculum which introduces the Creative Mindfulness method to children. For more details on Creative Mindfulness please visit Louise’s website – www.louiseshanagher.com
You can experience some of Louise’s work in a series of free videos – see samples below.
The following Mini Mindfulness Moments are a great way to help promote focus and calm for children throughout the days. Theses mini mindfulness practices are perfect to use at the start and the end of the day and as transitions between lessons.