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Pause Breathe Smile – Mindfulness Course for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

  • The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS), a group for children (aged 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety to develop skills of mindfulness.  PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improve focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduce stress.
  • The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Wednesday 19 February for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. It requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together.  The total cost of the program is $125.
  • For more information, please email justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz

View the following YouTube clip to hear children explain PBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c

Further information about the research and benefits of PBS can be found here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm

Mindfulness Group for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their well-being?

  • The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a group for children (age 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness.  PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduced stress.
  • The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Tuesday 6 August for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury and requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together. The total cost of the program is $160.
  • If you would like more information, email justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz
  • To hear kids talking about PBS watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c

For more information about the research and benefits of PBS look at http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course: 23 Oct – 11 Dec: Tuesdays 6 – 8.30 pm, Psychology Department, University of Canterbury.

Do you find yourself always on the go, struggling to find time for yourself, constantly juggling and living in your head, rather than in living in the here and now?

If so, then Mindfulness Stress Reduction may be just what you need. Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to the present moment with kindness and curiosity. It supports us to be able to shift from ‘automatic pilot’, live more fully in the present and reduce stress. This 8-week course will introduce you to a range of mindfulness practices and has an experiential and educational focus. Cost: $400 (incl. audios and reading material).

For more information go to: MBSR Course – October 2018.

To register, please email janet.cumberpatch@canterbury.ac.nz

Mindfulness for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a group for children (age 7-11 years) who struggle with stress, anxiety and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness. 

PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduced stress. Our recent pilot group at the Psychology Centre also found that PBS is effective at reducing anxiety and improving coping in children.

The group will run between 4 – 5pm, from Wednesday 15 August  for 7 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The course requires both child and parent/ caregiver to attend, and learn together. The cost of the program is $120.

For more information, call 3693777 or email ann.huggett@canterbury.ac.nz.

Mindful or mindless? Turn stress into positive energy

Mindfulness training starts NOW. How often do you find your mind drifting into the future “what if?” and the past “if only”. It is about learning to be awake for each moment of your life. But how do we do that when our daily existence is full of distractions? In the workplace we are constantly responding to noise and disruption in open plan environments and the urgent response needed to emails and mobile phones.

The next culture session explores mindfulness as a key strategy for re-energising and refocusing in all areas of your life but especially at work. And there are some major health benefits. The next session is Thursday 30 November, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Dovedale DD02-101.

The workshop is part of a series of culture conversations alternating between Ilam and Dovedale campuses. You will meet some like-minded people and learn from each other about shaping a constructive work place culture that values people.

Please forward this blog to anyone you think may be interested. All welcome. For the dates of further sessions refer to the following link.