Sharon was trained to teach the youth mindfulness programme by Youth Mindfulness UK
The youth mindfulness kids programme is a 16 lesson introduction to mindfulness for 7 to 11 year olds, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning.
Its 16 one hour lessons build up sequentially, introducing and exploring new facets of mindfulness with each lesson.
The first six lessons focus on cultivating the foundational axioms of mindfulness intention, attention and attitude. As the course progresses the children then learn to cultivate gratitude, handle difficult thoughts towards themselves and others. Importantly the key foundation of mindfulness i.e, paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and warmth are continuously strengthened throughout all the 16 lessons
The youth mindfulness programme is researched based and is running successfully throughout the UK. This programme can also be run in a community based setting , resource centres.
"Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings" – Thich Nhat Hanh