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Develop a deeper understanding of the importance of mental well being for children and how mindfulness in nature supports this. 

"Ciaran is clearly a very experienced mindfulness teacher, and this shines through in the course content. Luckily for me, I now get to benefit from her years of experience for just a small investment"

  • Internationally Accredited & certified
    ~ the first training program of its kind in the U.K.
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course
  • 7 Modules, packed with content
    ~ each module is approximately 4 hours of work
  • A library of Resources with highlighted                        S.E.N. practices
     
  • Personal mentoring via 1:1 sessions with Ciaran
     
  • A closed Facebook community
     
  • Learn at your own pace
     
  • Connect in-person at complimentary 'Wonder Walks' run throughout the year. *Non compulsory.
     
  • Flexible payment plans to suit your needs
Mindfulness in Nature Course in Action

This certified and internationally accredited (by IMMA) training program is ideal for mindfulness teachers, yoga teachers, educators, carers (nursery and school teachers), parents, youth organisations, retreat leaders, childminders, homeschoolers and therapists. Anyone who is passionate about mindfulness, nature and children is welcome!

 

Our fun and engaging online program is self-paced so that you can complete the modules as and when you like. The course is a combination of live recordings, videos, slides, articles and quizzes and includes a vast amount of tools, exercises and activities for you to use with groups of children or in 1:1 sessions. There are 7 modules in total. Each module is approximately 4 hours of work including home practice.

 

Mindful Kids founder, Ciaran, will be mentoring you throughout your training. This invaluable mentoring part of the course allows you to focus on the exercises & activities that are especially important to you and explore how they can be further developed and incorporated into your classes, workshops and personal practice. You will also benefit from TWO (one hour) personal Zoom sessions with Ciaran - chosen at any stage during the course PLUS a 15 minute check-in when you start.

Complimentary 'Wonder Walks' are offered to course participants 3 times a year (in Hampstead Heath) & are an opportunity to connect in-person and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of nature immersion with like-minded folk.

At the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of mental wellbeing for children and how mindfulness in nature supports this. You will have learnt valuable ways of introducing children to the calming benefits of focusing their minds. This course is aimed at introducing mindfulness to Primary school aged children (3-11yrs), although all activities and practices can be easily adapted to suit all ages.

 

Learn how to set up your own Mindfulness in Nature camps (based on our own unique camp program), workshops and outdoor classes that can be run in schools, at home, at wellbeing festivals and for groups and organisations.

Testimonials

"Your ideas are brilliant and accessible. I find this course so inspiring."


Forest school teacher

  • Module 1: The Power of Mindfulness & Nature for Children Today
    * What does ‘being mindful’ mean? * Introduction to the benefits of mindfulness for children. * Benefits of mindfulness for teachers and carers. * Why Mindfulness in Nature? * How Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) positively affects our mental & physical health. * The Brain & Neuroplasticity.
  • Module 2: How to introduce the concept of Mindfulness to Young Children
    * Mindful Kids 5-Step guide * Understanding the connection between body & mind. * Breathing techniques * Mudras / Buddha Board * The Mindfulness Bell: how and when to use it. * Plum Village: A Mindfulness community.
  • Module 3: Teaching Mindfulness in Nature
    * Preparing the mind for mindful connections. * The importance of Nature Practices for children. * Mindful Kids Nature Practices & Crafts. * Developing kindness & compassion. * Listening Stone: what it is /how we use it.
  • Module 4: Bringing Nature into the Classroom
    * How to recreate Mother Nature within a peaceful environment. * The benefits of a Peaceful Place. * What to include. * Positive Affirmations /Breathing Tree/ Grounding Practices that engage the Senses * The positive effects of Nature on our brain & nervous system. * Being trauma informed.
  • Module 5: Planning Your Mindfulness Nature Camp: Part 1
    * Permissions * Risk Assessment /Park Safety. * Teacher /child ratio / boundaries * Insurance / accident forms / Child Protection /The Country Code. * Outdoor 1st Aid (including Covid-19 safety). * The importance of being flexible.
  • Module 6: Planning your Mindfulness Nature Camp: Part 2
    * Where to run your camp. * Age range * Creating a flow /successful structure * Marketing / advertising tools & resources * What to charge * Taking bookings * Making the camp your own.
  • Module 7: Camp Day in Action! This is an online experience. You will see videos of our camp day in action which will give you a good idea of how activities would typically flow in a camp or workshop.
    Getting to know one another. Introduction to the Mindfulness Bell. Bat & Moth game. Tai Chi (Mindful movement). Forest Fire game. Mindful Craft. Find my Tree. Lunchtime activities. Walking meditation. Den building & Whittling. Web of Life.
Payment options

The course investment can be made as one payment or split into monthly payments as below.

Child making something from nature

This can be made as one payment or split into monthly payments via Klarna or Clearpay.

This can be made as one payment or split into monthly payments via Klarna or Clearpay.

Kids Reading Map

The course will be split into five equal monthly payments of £115pm.
 

The course will be split into five equal monthly payments of £115pm.
 

Making a Mandala from Kindness Rocks

The course price will be split into 10 monthly payments of £57.50.
 

The course price will be split into 10 monthly payments of £57.50.
 

 ✅ I'm ready to start teaching mindfulness to kids

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