There is growing recognition worldwide that a well-rounded education must involve more than academics and a competitive sports programme. Research has shown that children who participate in regular meditation sessions, cope better during exam time as they are able to call upon their inner calm and improved resilience to see them through.
A direct route into the present moment is through our senses, which is why as parents we should look at different ways of bringing awareness to our senses whilst continuing with everyday life. Remember that when we are being mindful and are in the present moment, at that particular moment…feelings of anxiety are not at the forefront of our thoughts.
It has been reported that more than 70% of children 10yrs and under have sleeping difficulties attributed to feeling stressed. That is a lot of children who are not getting enough good quality sleep.
The Chilled Out Child life coaching programme offers busy parents the opportunity to learn essential meditation and mindfulness techniques which can be incorporated effortlessly into family life.
In an ideal world it would be wonderful to have a spare room which you could de-clutter and convert into a meditation room. In a busy household where space is scarce, you might not be able to “lose an entire room” to the purpose of meditation, but you might be able to create a multi-purpose room which can be used by the whole family.