We live in a time and place where the pressures of life can easily overload our delicately balanced health systems; stresses such as overwork, poor diet, inadequate sleep and lack of exercise all take their toll. We see the evidence all around us; too much stress in our lives can lead to illness.
Scientific evidence now demonstrates how the mind and body work closely together. When we are feeling happy and relaxed, our bodies create endorphins and other natural “feel-good” chemicals, which help to keep us healthy. When we are stressed; over time the body’s defences become weakened and we can become unwell.
Research shows that regular meditation practice can help us lower our stress levels and find a sense of inner peace. Here at The Sunflower Centre we offer a growing range of mediation classes to suit your individual need, including a new Children’s Meditation class!
MEDITATION FOR HEALTH
In the Meditation for Health classes Gill shares simple exercises & meditation techniques that help release tension from your body and mind and lower your stress levels naturally.
The classes are informal and relaxed. They include: gentle stretching exercises, a short sitting mindfulness based meditation and a longer guided meditation, visualising vibrant health, relaxation and positive wellbeing throughout the body and mind. Participants report a deep sense of relaxation followed by a refreshed and energised feeling.
Primary aged children (5 to 11 years of age) and their parents are invited to attend this 50 minute session. The aim is to equip your child with the skills to manage their emotions and help control their stress and anxiety levels. The sessions will be relaxed and fun and will incorporate the following;
Mindful breath awareness and movement
Experiencing the 5 senses
Guided visualisation meditation
Mindful chocolate eating
The session is suitable for any level of experience and will cost £10 per child or £20 per family (one adult/one child) To reserve your child's space, please make payments directly to the Sunflower Centre, who will book your child onto the session.
Places are always limited, so contact us to register your interest as we hold a waiting list for the next session!
Sarah Thompson is a qualified teacher with 12 years’ experience of teaching relaxation strategies and techniques to both adults and children.