Mindfulness with Woowi
‘Mindfulness with Woowi’ is filled with ways to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday lives.
Woowi has a tale to tell, has been developed after the positive impact on all children after learning techniques from the stories read to them at the end of each session.
They are mindful based stories written specifically for the program, with the aim that the children would learn a new technique and leave the session feeling relaxed, empowered, accepted or simply at ease. When developing the programme, it was crucial that all parts of the session supported the children to discover the benefits of mindful living in as many ways as possible.
We used yoga exercises to begin, to work with our breath and to invigorate the beginning of the session, as well as the many other benefits of yoga, including increased focus and strengthened mobility.
Following this the children would be guided to learn a mindfulness exercise. Walking, eating, thoughts, kindness etc.
Finally, we would end the session with a story. Meditation, affirmations, gratitude etc.
The children would look forward to the end of session story and practice what had been shown to them. The stories gave the children ways to develop mindful living. By waking each morning and allowing the mind to become aware of the new day, to become aware of the room they are in, the moment they are in. Supporting them to discover the joy of the moment, how to breathe in the moment. Or how to use your senses to feel the moment, the birds we hear if only we listen. The peace gained from listening, from being in that moment. The taste of the moment is precious and when children from a very young age can develop skills to wake in the moment, to be kind and compassionate in your days and to show and feel gratitude as your days come to night. Then children have the potential to become well-rounded adults. The development of these skills, self-management, emotional resilience, and a balanced mental well-being, gives the children strong foundations for now and for the future.
My stories have supported lots of children to learn mindfulness. We have now put all of them together into the beautifully illustrated book, in the hope your child enjoys and learns from the thoughtfully engaging tales Woowi has to tell.