By Elizabeth Mulhane
The 10 week mindfulness based creative play program
This program is designed for children aged 3 to 6 years of age. This program promotes environmental stewardship through discovering the world of bees. Additionally, the program includes engaging in the promotion of flourishing through 10 key focus words (used within both the centre’s program and in the wellbeing program for the home).
What’s in the program?
- 10 weekly instructions for learning about bees through watching short recordings; discussions; games; crafts and more.
- A craft instruction booklet for the weekly activities
- A Scripts booklet for the weekly mindfulness and meditation exercises
- A 10 week wellbeing program for the home.
- Integrates the EYLF and positive psychology teaching techniques
- This program is included in our internationally accredited 8 week online mindfulness teacher training for childcare educators.
The 8 week mindful eating program
This program introduces children to mindful eating through bringing insight and awareness to eating and eating habits. Children will learn that eating with mindfulness means to bring awareness to the smell, texture and taste of our food. Additionally, the program promotes the scientific knowledge behind eating well, to provide the opportunity for children to contemplate the cultivation of healthy eating. Each week the child develops their mindful eating practice through also bringing awareness to why, how and what they eat. This is explored through weekly challenges aimed to cultivate eating with mindfulness. Upon completion of the program the children will have a deeper understanding of their nutritional needs towards maintaining healthy mind and body development.
- Module 1: Taste Bubs
- Module 2: Food Cravings
- Module 3: Vitamins
- Module 4: Minerals
- Module 5: The 5 Food Groups
- Module 6: Sugar
- Module 7: Fats
- Module 8: Feeling Satisfied
- This program is included in all our online courses.
Cultivating Consciousness: The 10 week mindfulness of oneness challenge for children aged 12 and over.
This science based program for children aged 12 to 18 years. Each week demonstrates one of 10 connections we all share. The program challenges the student to gain insight through self-awareness and self-evaluation. After exploring their own states of consciousness, students go on to discover a scientific understanding of the oneness through exploring sound, nature, energy, quantum physics and consciousness. In the final weeks of the course the student focuses on personal grow and their duty of care to the self, the group and the world, through developing ethical and moral codes of living.
The 10 week flourishing program.
This program is designed to promote flourishing through encouraging the development of artistic skills, in a setting that incorporates mindfulness and meditation sessions.
The 10 key focus points of the Flourishing program are:
- Positive emotion
- Positive relationship
An example of how to implement the Flourishing Program is freely available via my Facebook Group. The program is pinned to the top of the group for easy access. Read about Georgia’s journey into the world of mindfulness, meditation, and sound, as she develops her artistic skills.