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Mindfulness & Self-Care Workshop for Kids in Kenya 

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: March 02, 2021  

It’s hard not to spiral out of control these days with all the stress and everyone acting out. These are trying times, but incorporating mindful practices into your daily routine can help calm anxiety and build healthy coping skills.

When children learn meditation and mindfulness skills, their well-being increases and they are able to meet the stresses of the world with presence, self-compassion, and openness.

Mindfulness meditation, at its simplest, is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment. It may be what you’re feeling, hearing, or anything else you notice. 

There’s no special place of calm you have to reach and it’s not about clearing your mind, it’s just an honest and kind look at what you’re experiencing in this moment and finding ways to cope.

Conscious Kenya  has put together an 8 week workshop to help kids and their caregivers practice mindfulness & self care during these very challenging times. 

The workshop will help:

  • Create a habit of self-care for yourself and your children or students.
  • Learn how to embody mindfulness so that you can offer a kind, caring and authentic presence to yourself and those you care about.
  • Learn child-friendly practices for concentrating, caring, connecting, nourishing, healing, and dealing with fear during these times.

This online course will be held over 8 weekly sessions and will allow you to explore a toolbox of mindfulness practices. Each live session includes a blend of teaching, practice, reflection and optional Q&A. There will be a full suite of guided practices and other mindfulness resources to support your practice during the week – whether at school or at home. 

Meetings will be online weekly from 10am – 12pm on Saturdays from 6 Mar – 1 May 2021 (taking a break midway over Easter weekend). Certificates will be awarded on completion of the course. The course equates to 16 hours CPD.

Join the the workshop support group by clicking here

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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