Mindful wishes to you all x
As you will probably be aware there is much focus at the moment on supporting each-others mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time.
One term that is very trendy is Mindfulness. Mindfulness is a word that has come to be used to describe everything from yoga exercises to colouring activities. It can be hard to find a simple way to explain it, especially to children and young people.
To help you understand the value we place on mindfulness at Croft I have prepared some information on how to explain mindfulness to children and teenagers, how mindfulness ‘works’, what the goal of mindfulness practice is, Good things mindfulness can bring to your life and of course a gentle word of caution. These are attached to this blog.
I am most grateful to have had the opportunity to become a qualified teacher of mindfulness and through the Friends of Croft Community School the support to support Croft towards becoming a ‘mindful’ school. As we are at present in very ‘different’ times I thought that you may all appreciate an introduction to mindful practice in the same form that we will teach mindfulness at Croft and the opportunity to develop your own mindful practice at home.
From this coming week, you will continue to have available the ‘noticing nature’ mindfulness activities that we post on facebook and the school websites blog. We will also continue to post up all of your reflections, thoughts and photos from each weekly challenge.
In addition, we will also post some simple ideas, activities and tasks to make each day a little more ‘mindful’.
Once back at school you will be invited to take part in an ‘introduction to mindfulness’ to give you a flavour of how we hope to work towards becoming a more ‘present’ and ‘mindful’ community at Croft. You are very welcome to join us.
For now, watch out on the school facebook page for the ‘mindfulness updates’ and visit the school blog to access the weekly resources, hints, tips and practices. For a starter I have uploaded a sensory mindfulness activity based on washing our hands.
With big friendliness, Dawn x