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Connecting children to confidence & supporting their mental health
Who am I? Hi, my name is Tara Russo.
What do I do? I have a company called Wellbeing for Kids UK. I offer adults training in how to teach children and young people mindfulness and meditation. I also work directly with children and young people, connecting them to confidence via these powerful skills. Mindfulness and meditation help youngsters to feel happier, to manage their behaviour and so to feel empowered, to be more resilient, more focused and to help them cope with the stresses and strains of modern life.
So, how can I help schools and organisations? I run Foundation Level Connected Kids™ training courses in Nottingham, and elsewhere by arrangement. This is a one day workshop plus you receive a copy of Calm Kids by Lorraine E. Murray (148 pages), access to extra online resources and an invitation to join the very supportive Facebook group, which has a wealth of experience to share. The course teaches you what mindfulness meditation is, the benefits of meditation for children, what stress is, particularly for children, and how to create unscripted meditations that connect with the children with whom you work and/or those within your family. The standard fee of the one day workshop is £199.
I also offer Professional Level Connected Kids™ Training which has more emphasis on special needs, particularly ASD and ADHD. Following on from this three day course you can be insured to teach children professionally, and charge for your services. This course also has a coursework element.
Please check the website for more details on course content and dates www.wellbeingforkidsuk.com
I am also available for staff INSET, assemblies, working with classes, groups and individual children.
Here are some of the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for children and young people.
Both meditation and mindfulness:
• improve focus and attention
• promote a better quality of sleep.
• boost physical health
• promote self-regulation of
• manage impulsivity encourage
• build self-esteem
• build resilience
• help children with special needs e.g. ASD, ADHD to make sense of the world around them and give them tools to make their lives easier.
All that remains for me to say for the moment is a huge thank you to you for reading my blog. If you would like to know more about what I do please have a look at my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wellbeingforkidsuk/ and my website www.wellbeingforkidsuk.com. If you would like to get in touch with me I would be delighted to hear from you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.