Help Your Child's Anxiety with Mindfulness
What you'll learn
- How to do simple mindfulness practices yourself, so you can confidently teach them!
- How to teach safe, fun mindfulness practices to children.
- How mindfulness helps children grow their well-being, happiness, and empathy for themselves and others, as well as reducing their anxiety.
- Tips to choose the best practices to fit your child's needs.
- How to explain mindfulness in child-friendly language.
- Ways to bring simple, but powerful mindfulness habits into your child's daily routine.
- An interest in how mindfulness will help your child and teach them powerful skills for self-care.
- A spirit of curiousity and a willingness to try mindfulness yourself!
November 2022 | New Bonus Resource: 5-Minute Breath Exercises to Calm Your Child's Mind and Body
Curiosity, kindness and calm–oh my!
Learn how to teach simple mindfulness exercises to children, especially kids who are experiencing anxiety. This course takes the mystery out of mindfulness and gives you the tools to teach short, safe exercises to kids.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families experienced unprecedented levels of uncertainty and stress. The worst of the pandemic may have passed, but stressful are a part of life.
Simple, easy and safe mindfulness practices can help everyone in the family–kids and parents alike–to destress, focus on the good and feel more able to cope.
More and more studies on mindfulness for children are showing how it can reduce anxiety and depression, increase kids' ability to self-regulate emotions, improve mental performance, and increase empathy for others just to name a few of the wonderful and wide-ranging benefits of mindfulness.
In this course, you will:
Learn the many benefits of mindfulness–and what it actually is and isn’t!
Learn how mindfulness exercises teach your child how to meet everyday challenges, including anxiety, with more kindness and self-compassion.
Practice and teach specific mindfulness exercises to explore your child's feelings, thoughts, inner quiet and more.
Know how to include everyday mindfulness habits to help your child build on what they learn.
This is a general beginner’s course on mindfulness for children, with a focus on children who experience some mild to moderate anxiety.
In addition to the video lectures in the course, you’ll receive:
6 downloadable guided audio exercises for children
1 full-length guided meditation for adults
online exercises to help you connect what you learn to your child’s specific challenges, and
more downloadable resources.
Join Me | You'll Have Ongoing Support
I'm committed to you getting the most possible out of this course, so you'll have ongoing support from me through the Udemy discussion board.
I look forward to showing you how mindfulness can help your child with anxiety and plant the seeds of an invaluable lifelong skill. I hope you'll join me!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for parents or other carers who want a good introduction to mindfulness for children.
- It is for parents who have a child who has some mild to moderate anxiety.
- Parents who want to teach their child skills to cope better with anxiety and worry, and increase their well-being and self-conffidence.
- You don't need any spiritual or religious beliefs to take this course.
- This course is not medical or psychological treatment. While mindfulness is a gentle and proven practice for people of all ages, it may not be recommended for your child if she or he has severe anxiety.
Ann Vrlak is founder of OneSelf Meditation where she has been teaching meditation and mindfulness to adults since 2005 and children since 2010.
Ann loves to share the practical and profound benefits of meditation to help us become wiser, happier and more compassionate beings. She enjoys creating a learning environment that's challenging, supportive and fun.
Ann is a Certified Meditation Teacher, a Mindfulness Instructor for Children and a Certified Child Meditation Facilitator. She also brings her skills as a Certified Solution-Focused Coach to her teaching.
Her most important qualification is over 25 years of meditation practice through life's humbling ups and downs.