Mindfulness & Self Science
4th of March -Palacio del Congresos
What is this all about ?
Mindfulness & Self Science Workshop brings a wide range of Mindful awarness exercises that help children develop concentration and self- awareness, these include Mindful Hearing, Mindful Breathing, Mindful Seeing. We do exercises that are guided visualizations called “Friendly Wishes,” and they focus specifically on developing compassion, in addition to concentration and awareness.
Mindful games are a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. These simple, fun mindfulness practices can be dropped into your routine at home, work, school, or after school. So you will be notified though any channel you find convienient about our lessons plans.
In our opening class we have invited everyone to start by sitting in acompfortable position, take a couple of deep breaths and sharing how they feel, name things that bother us, while remembering the good things in life, we read emotional intelligence books, focus on a drawing where two animals Duck/ Rabbit can be notice and make children aware that through focus more things can be noticed, and practice gratitude while sharing a bowl of raisins, playing Thank the Farmer game, where before eating a raisin, we thank the people, places, and things that were part of its journey from grapvine to table.
In our next workshops, weather permits we will go outside & stretch in yoga poses, do a small, keep fingeres happy craft & we will always include ‘Emotional intelligence’ through games or stories, as its benefits have been already recognized world wide.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize the expression of emotions in oneself and others, use emotions to enhance thinking and regulate emotions to promote personal growth.
Among youths, higher emotional intelligence is associated with social competence, mental health and academic success. Lower emotional intelligence is linked to greater use of drugs and alcohol, more violent behavior and poorer mental health, including anxiety and depression. Decades of research show that emotional intelligence skills can be learned.
Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.(Chinese fishing proverb)