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Mindfulness with Katie

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Mindfulness with Katie

My dad says that the older you get the faster time goes and he’s not wrong! I can’t believe we’re halfway through this year! And almost finished another school year! I love teaching but even I am getting to the point of counting down the days and I can see the teachers and the children are exhausted as well. So if that’s you too, it’s just that time of the year!  I want to talk a little bit about our prefrontal cortex in this week’s blog. Simply put, this is the part of our brain that thinks. In mindfulness our...

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Taking Time with Mindfulness

Taking Time with Mindfulness

Last week we had a super full moon which means that the moon appears bigger in the sky because it is closer to the earth, I however missed it. I didn’t get to see it because I was sick.  The full moon energy causes the rise and fall of the tides in our oceans. Us humans are made up hugely of water so it makes sense that the moon cycles would affect us too. My experience with the moon is that the bigger and brighter it gets in our skies the more it is able to highlight things within us...

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Mindfulness for the Family

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Mindfulness for the Family

There is definitely a summer-y feel in the air these days! The weather is still very changeable but I am really enjoying the sunny moments and I’m making sure I get some natural vitamin D as much as I can!  For the month of May I am swimming in the sea every day to raise money for the homeless charity here, the Simon Community. Sea swimming has grown hugely in popularity here in Ireland during the pandemic for a few reasons. The slowing down and stopping of life for so many of us now over a year ago meant that...

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Mindfulness vs. Meditation

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Mindfulness vs. Meditation

The terms mindfulness and meditation are buzz words here in the West at the minute. We hear that they are good for us and can help us cope with our stressful lives but both terms are used interchangeably so are mindfulness and meditation the same thing? No they’re not, in my experience and opinion, and I’m going to explain it to you what I think they mean. In my experience and my understanding mindfulness is, as I have said before, awareness. Being mindful is simply being aware of what is happening when it is happening. When we are mindfully colouring...

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Teaching Mindfulness to Children

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Teaching Mindfulness to Children

I taught a mindfulness adult class to a group of primary school teachers last week. The class was for adults so it included three different types of meditation, some basic ‘you could try to use this in the moment’ tips and some chat. One of the questions I got afterwards surprised me but I realise now that it probably shouldn’t have. How do you teach this to children? By doing completely different things than what we have just done was my answer.Each Relax Kids class follows a seven step format; we start with movement and games which helps to release...

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