Mindfulness is bringing awareness to the present moment on purpose.
- Self Awareness and knowledge
- Emotional awareness and regulation
- Increased focus and attention
- Increased calmness and stillness
- Increased immune functioning
- Increased digestion / absorption
- Decrease in pain
- And many more
I am a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with the Gawler Foundation and have been using mindfulness in my daily life for many years which has benefited my life in so many ways. I offer a range of mindfulness meditation classes for children and adults.
I offer mindfulness meditation classes for your employees in the comfort of your office. 8-week courses or individualised classes are available.
Cost: $10 per person per class +travel fee. Minimum 15 people.
Community Adult Classes:
In Australia, 14% of children and adolescents have a significant mental health issue. The pressures to perform and the fast pace of life these days have lead to increased rates in anxiety and other mental health issues in children. Today there are so many distractions in a child’s life from mobile phones and other digital technology that children’s minds have endless temptations to be somewhere else, which can lead to distracted minds when they need to focus and learn. Today children often feel anxious when in moments of silence and/or fear being bored and the emotions attached to boredom. There is also an increase in bullying and violence amongst children in schools and the community posing a range of mental health risks for children.
By learning the presence of mindfulness children learn to cultivate an inner awareness that builds resilience, peacefulness and compassion for life.
I offer mindfulness meditation classes for primary school aged children in their classrooms. Diana comes to your school and sequentially teaches the students and the teacher the power of mindfulness in a fun and creative way.
6 week, 8 week and full term courses for prep to year 6 students are offered.
The course can be run during school time or as an after school program.
The courses include age appropriate games, exercises, stories and experiences to ensure students are fully engaged and present during the experience and have fun while doing it.
6 week Courses
Offered each term at Jika Jika Community Centre Northcote.
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Black, D. S., Milam, J., and Sussman, S. (2009). Sitting-Meditation Interventions Among Youth: A Review of Treatment Efficacy. Pediatrics, 124. p. 532-541.
Harrison et. al. (2004). Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Program for Children with ADHD. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Volume 9, issue 4. p 1359-1045.