Mindfulness in Schools Site Licence
The pack gives you everything you need to introduce short sessions into a busy school day
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Relaxation exercises for your classroom
This laminated, spiral-bound, 20-page workbook has been produced with the classroom in mind, and the heavyweight pages will still look brand new in years to come. This pack offers you the chance to integrate relaxation and mindfulness exercises into your school day that will have a positive influence on your class.
The pack gives you everything you need to introduce short sessions into a busy day. The Pack includes:
Our 2 Schools CDs Calmer Classrooms and Relaxed and Ready to learn together with the book consisting of a variety of exercises including simples stretches, breathing techniques, muscle relaxations, positive self talk and visualisations.
helps relax muscles • decreases physical tension • helps release endorphins • promotes general good health • calms the nervous system • improves immune system • sharpens concentration • promotes positive thinking • decreases stress and mental tension • improves memory retention • develops self -confidence and self-esteem • improves emotional health and literacy • develops imagination, creativity and self-expression • gives children tools to cope with stress and anxiety
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How to use:
Breakfast clubs/start of the day
Pupils can listen to a track from the Relax Kids CD to focus their attention so they are ready to learn. The affirmations such as ‘chest taps’ and ‘mirror’ are a positive way to start the school day. Stretches such as ‘pencil’ are useful to help prepare children for lessons.
At the beginning of the class, allow children to sit at their desk with their head in their hands and play a track from the Relax Kids CD. Alternatively, read a visualisation out to the class as you play some soft background music.
Children can practice some self-massage or peer massage as a short break to bring them back to a positive learning state.
A simple breathing exercise such as ‘balloon blowing’ or ‘long breaths’ helps a child focus their mind. You may like to stop regularly and use exercises such as ‘traffic control’ or ‘bubbles’ to increase concentration and productivity.
Use a meditation/visualisation as an introduction to creative writing or any topic work.
Children are often more energetic and restless during wet play. Play a track or read out ‘soaking in sunshine’ or ‘chocolate’ from the visualisation section.
Exercises such as ‘counting’ or ‘peace breaths’ can be an effective way of giving a pupil a chance to calm down. A pupil who needs time out could also listen to a track on a personal CD/MP3 player.
After Break and Lunch
A couple of minutes of relaxation after breaks is a great way to re-focus and prepare children for their next lesson. ‘Tummy breaths’ and ‘sea breathing’ are perfect exercises for this.
Play a short relaxation track in between subjects to give children a short break. Exercises such as ‘flower’ and ‘ear rub’ are also good at this time.
Affirmation exercises such as ‘pass the flower’ and ‘pass the box’ are perfect for Circle Time, helping children feel valued and make a contribution. Children could also give each other a back and neck massage, helping strengthen peer relationships.
By introducing affirmations, breathing exercises and visualisations to the whole school in assembly, you can help establish a peaceful learning environment.
Start listening to the meditations daily at least two weeks before their exams to help children with their revision. On the day of their exams, allow children to listen to the relaxation CD prior to their
Before Going Home
Prepare children for going home with the ‘big hug’ stretch and a few moments listening to a track from the CD.
Why not run a weekly 30 or 45 minute relaxation session or lunchtime relaxation club, taking a couple of exercises from each category?