We are thrilled that you've expressed an interest in what we do, thank you.
There are many benefits of practicing Mindfulness, some of which include:
* GREATER SELF-AWARENESS
* KINDNESS, COMPASSION
* PEACEFUL SLEEP
* IMPROVED FOCUS
* A SENSE OF CALM
* TO FLOURISH AND BE JOYFUL
* FACT: DID YOU KNOW THAT PRACTICING MINDFULNESS REGULARLY REDUCES ACTIVITY IN THE BRAIN'S AMYGDALA (FIGHT OR FLIGHT ZONE), MEANING THAT WE BECOME LESS REACTIVE TO CHALLENGING SITUATIONS THAT ARISE AND MORE EMOTIONALLY STABLE. HOW AMAZING IS THAT!
Ciaran Ivanovic founded Mindful Kids in 2017. She is a former Montessori teacher (Montessori Centre International) who is now following her passion of supporting children & young adult's mental well being through the use of mindfulness practices.
She completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Foundation course with Michael Chaskalson
(Mindfulness Works in London) and has a diploma (with distinction) in mindfulness for children. Further training includes the Mindfulness in Schools Project, enabling her to teach the
Paws b Mindfulness program in Primary schools.
Read More about Ciaran
Introducing children to the calming benefits of focusing their minds.
At Mindful Kids we provide children (of all ages) with useful and practical tools to help them navigate life's demands and discover the peace and calm within themselves.
Using our effective N.A.P. strategy
(Notice - Accept - Plan), children will learn to pause and notice how they are feeling, accept and understand why they are experiencing those feelings, and make a positive plan of action using the tools that they have learned.
I currently offer 1:1 sessions to children & young adults both in and outside the London area. Zoom sessions are also available.
Regular weekly sessions are usually recommended, and last for either 30 or 50 minutes. These sessions are an ideal way to tackle specific areas of concern such as anxiety, low self-esteem, anger issues, lack of focus, and coping with certain types of special needs.
Family sessions and small private groups are also available upon request.
During sessions children are taught breathing techniques, helpful strategies to manage emotions and ways in which to stay focused & present (not worrying about the past or future). All of this is done in a creative and age-appropriate way.
Please get in touch for more information.
"An outdoor experience, offering children the chance to connect with nature and themselves"
Our popular Mindfulness Camps are not only unique, being the only London Camps with mindfulness at their core, but are also grounding, inspiring and most importantly fun. Camps are held in Queen's Park during the school holidays.
Shelter-building, Scavenger Hunts, Tightrope, Nature Trail, Mindful Movement & games, stone painting, Creative Crafts, Labyrinth making, Nature-Art & much more. Ideal for 4-9 year olds.
Summer Camps 2021: July 14-16 & August
We still have a few spaces left for both summer camps - do get in touch using the form below to book your child's place or to be added to our mailing list for future camp announcements.
If you'd like our Mindful Kids Camp team to come to your school, retreat or one-off event, then please do get in touch.
Parents - suggest a new location! If you have a group of at least 10 children & a local park, Mindful Kids camps can come to you.
Ciaran has been supporting our son (who is on the autistic spectrum) in dealing with anxiety and emotional regulation through mindfulness sessions.
She formed a great relationship with him from the start and he always looks forward to the sessions. Ciaran’s ideas are very creative, engaging, visual and sensory. She is responsive and reflective, using his interests and responses to adapt and inform the activities she does.
Ciaran let’s me know what they’ve been doing so that I can help him to practice the exercises. My son will ask to practice every night before bed and is beginning to use the calming techniques independently. She has helped him understand and communicate the different emotional experiences that he has through the day. Ciaran has even offered to talk to his teacher to help support him at school.
The sessions have been a hugely positive experience for our son and for us as a family and I am sure will have a lasting impact on our son.
Mum and Teacher
Just to let you know that A conquered all her travel anxiety demons and sickness, and after all her hard work putting tools in to practice, she managed to enjoy her flight and travel yesterday.
She woke in the morning with the usual pang and started the old dialogue but stopped herself immediately and overcame the anxiety using her new tools and kit.
Thank you so much for helping with this. The power of the mind.
I just wanted to thank you again for our session.
Leo has been using his breathing every night and I've managed to diffuse a few tantrums from J simply by saying 'traffic light'.
You're an inspiration to us all.
I offer two types of engaging and interactive mindfulness workshops:
- one for children in schools -a popular choice for mental health awareness week.
- the other as an online workshop for teachers. This is ideal for staff training days
A typical 2 hour workshop for teachers includes:
-an introduction to mindfulness and the benefits for teachers & children.
-mindfulness for children with SEN
- introducing mindfulness to children (step-by-step)
- creative practices for teachers and children that can be incorporated into the school day
- how to set up a calm corner in your setting
- calming activities to help children focus & feel centred.
- resources /videos included.
Please do get in touch if you would like further information on this.
Thank you so very, very much for teaching me Mindfulness.
I have come a long way since the beginning and did so because of you. I hope you have enjoyed teaching me as much as I have enjoyed learning.
Thank you for everything.
Marcus, Aged 10
Ciaran's Mindfulness Camps are very unique, well thought through and organised...the camps provide amazing opportunities for children to connect, play, learn and become more self-aware and confident.
My 6 yr old loves attending Ciaran's Camps and has been to 3 so far. She always comes away very enthusiastic and with a big smile on her face.
Ciaran's Mindful Kids Camp was absolutely brilliant...the second my son arrived he was warmly welcomed and you could tell that each child felt special and was being nurtured.
He got a lot out of the day...eco-art, nature hunts, meditation and much more... he was beaming with pride at all the creative activities he had completed! I will definitely be booking this camp again!
Just a quick note to say thank you for the brilliant camp.
It was a wonderful finish to our summer and just what Ines needed. Our whole family struggles to be out in nature enough and it was lovely to see her reignite that love of outdoors!
The treasure box and ‘outside’ hours sheet are great and I’m full of resolve to spend the Autumn outside with her!