Practical Positive Education and Mindfulness for Children
What you'll learn
- Practical, research tested and fun tools to help enhance children's wellbeing and overall levels of happiness
- Apply positive education skills in a meaningful way to support positive emotions, relationships, finding purpose, and overall levels of happiness
- Use various mindfulness techniques to help control the quality of our thoughts and manage emotions
- Use mindfulness techniques for sensory activation and improving our wellbeing
- Learn how to use our breath as a superpower to enhancing the clarity of our thoughts and our ability to focus
- Learn practical, life changing tools to empower your heart and mind for life
The goal of this course is to help empower you and your child to learn practical, easy to apply, tested skills that through research have shown to improve wellbeing. This course will be tapping into tested positive education techniques as well as a range of mindfulness application strategies with videos, audio links, weekly challenges, resources, and a detailed manual for your reference. It will also focus on specific skills that assist students to strengthen relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The course is geared primarily for children ages 6-12, but many activities can be adapted for parents and teachers as well.
You may have heard of the powerful and timeless quote “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” by Aristotle. As an educator, this has been my mantra. There has never been a time where educating the heart has been more critical. Mental and emotional wellbeing are being challenged now more than ever. Human connections are challenged, emotions are suppressed, and young minds are feeling the burden.
When parents are asked what they want most for their child when going to school, the overwhelming majority want them to be happy. After all, isn’t that what we ALL want? To live a life of purpose, of joy, of love. However, when you ask many teachers what is taught in school, rarely do they answer wellbeing. How much focus is actually placed on teaching tools to embed “happiness?” What about creativity and problem solving skills, all of which are directly linked to application of mindfulness and positive education strategies? Are kids just expected to know how to manage their emotions and wellbeing innately? If it were that simple, there wouldn’t be record amounts of cases internationally of depression, anxiety, and stress. Children quite simply lack strategies to take ownership of their own mental health and are limited in opportunities to enhances their emotional intelligence and wellbeing.
The youth are our future. Imagine how different our world would be if we could prioritize teaching applicable and valuable skills that improve well being from a young age, which can then be transferable for life!
This course is designed to help empower, through you and your child to learn practical, easy to apply, tested skills that through research have shown to improve one’s wellbeing. Let us embark on this journey together, where we can manifest the best and most authentic versions of ourselves and each other. Allow yourself and child the chance to FLOURISH.
Who this course is for:
- The course is aimed at those who wish to help children between the ages of 6-12 years old improve their wellbeing while also providing life skill strategies that can be applied at any age..
- Detailed instructions, resources and videos are provided to cater to different ages and needs.
My name is Rola Ghadban and I am a passionate educator who has been teaching practical wellbeing and mindfulness techniques for over 10 years in various countries. I am a certified Mindfulness trainer for children, and trained in Positive Education in addition to a primary teacher. While working in Dubai I was the Positive Education Coordinator in an international school and established the first Mindfulness room in the region. I was awarded innovative teacher of the year by the Education Journal Middle East, and have mentored educators internationally through trainings to empower and enable more consistent focus on wellbeing practices with children. Most importantly, I have seen first hand the pivotal role embedding such vital life skills plays in all our lives, especially the formative years of childhood. My passion is to help instill practical, easy to use skills that are geared towards our youth, but also applicable for adults, to help make OUR cumulative happiness go viral and flourish!