Creative expression is something that has always been important to me, both professionally and personally. Participating in mindfulness can be hugely beneficial for many reasons.It can be helpful in terms of emotional recognition and self regulation. It can also promote a sense of wellbeing and self-compassion. I hold a Masters in Art Therapy.I also have a BA in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design. As a Senior Art Therapist I have extensive experience of working with children and adults in a variety of settings. In my work as a therapist she has worked in many educational and residential settings including experience working with The Blue Box Centre in Limerick, my own private practice in Cork and with The Brothers of Charity. I am delighted to be currently working as a Senior Art Therapist for The Rainbow Club in Cork. The Rainbow Club is a charity that aims to help and support children, teenagers, young adults and their families living with autism.
I started working with children over twenty years ago, teaching dance and drama. For several years I taught dance as part of the P.E. curriculum in national schools and ran courses for principals and teachers. After my son was born, I decided to focus on bringing movement and storytelling to toddlers and pre-schoolers at parent and toddler groups and play cafés. Pre Covid, I achieved a post graduate diploma in Cultural Event Management and ran a play café and children and family events. I’ve been practicing mindfulness and meditation for several years myself and after completing a well being in schools course with the Irish Mindfulness Academy I went on to do the Creative Mindfulness course. Teaching children about mindfulness and meditation through arts and crafts is such a great idea and the children really enjoy it. It is so important now more than ever that we give children the tools to manage their mental health. I am currently working with children aged 5-12 in North Dublin through Zoom classes with craft materials posted to the children each week.
I am Fiona the owner of the Playroom Stillorgan after 20 years working as a sales and marketing director, I went back to college to study Montessori. I have always loved children and I find child psychology and development fascinating. I set up The Playroom Stillorgan in 2017. Since then I have continued to study and have completed several psychology modules with the institute of childhood psychology and education. I have recently completed studying Creative Mindfulness for children and I am so happy to be Introducing a new Calm Kids Programme in 2020. I offer afterschool courses in Stillorgan, Co Dublin and will also offer online programes in September 2020. I really believe that mindfulness is a wonderful self-care tool that every child should have in their back pocket for when they might need it.
Mindfulness Teacher and Creative Therapist for Children and Adolescents.
My name is Ann Hoare, originally from limerick, living from birr about 16 years. We have 3 kids, our youngest son has down syndrome. I have learned unconditional love, compassion, kindness from my son which he shows us every day.
I have being praticising reflexology for a number of years and in this role I have noticed the rise in anxiety among kids, teenagers and families.
My aim is to provide a safe space, to share the gift of mindfulness through meditation, creative expression and movement.
I hope to bring mindfulness classes to kids and teenagers. I also hope to bring mindfulness to parents of children with special needs.
B.A Applied Social Studies, Creative Mindfulness for Children
My name is Emer Meade, I am a mother to three with 15 years experience working across the social care area. I am a qualified creative mindfulness kids practitioner and hold classes in the Athlone area for children between the ages of 4-12 years. Arts & calm helps children to calm their busy minds through art, stories, breathing techniques, meditation in a relaxed and safe environment. For enquires, class time table and further info you can contact me by email, phone or on Facebook @Art & calm
Mindfulness coach/teacher – Mindfulness in nature.
Mindfulness for adults, children, persons with disabilities and parents. Mother to 3 with over 20 years experience working across disability fields. My passions are nature and the environment and sharing mindfulness with others. I have been teaching mindfulness for a number of years and enjoy meeting so many great people and seeing the benefits that practicing mindfulness makes to them.
Reflexology, Reiki and Creative Mindfulness for Children Practitioner
I am a qualified creative kids mindfulness practitioner, also a qualified calm kids and connected kids tutor.I hold mindfulness and self-compassion courses for kids in Portlaoise and Mountmellick,for kids aged between 4-12yrs. I am also qualified in,reflexology,indian head massage,hopi ear candling,and access bars,I am a reiki Master and an Integrated Energy Therapy(IET) Master Instructer.I teach IET Therapy to kids,teenagers and adults and I also hold relaxation /energy mornings for kids aged 7-14yrs.
“You’re gonna be happy”, said life, “but first I’ll make you strong” Teaching Mindfulness to Children can lead to many positive outcomes; helping them feel calmer & more fulfilled, improves concentration and empowers them with the tools to deal with stress and anxiety. Objectives and outcomes are set over a 6 week period of 1 hour per week. I am passionate about teaching this to children, and with my training and expertise, I would welcome your child to the Mindfulness Chalet, Athenry.
I am a Creative Kids Mindfulness practitioner, Reiki Master, Energy Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Master and a holistic massage therapist from Tipperary. I am a volunteer Parent/Youth Mentor with Le Cheile Youth Justice Support Services. With my therapies, I work with every age, from very young children to adults, and I have seen for myself the profound difference it makes to a person's wellbeing, when they are given the skills on how to care for, and the knowledge of how their energy body works. Everybody deserves the opportunity to live a joyful and happy life. Children especially, deserve to have their world free of anxiety, worry and stress. Our children deserve to be given the coping skills to calm their inner world. By coming together as a community, I believe we can all help in achieving that world.
Bear Fruit promotes positive mental health for children in fun & creative ways. Classes equip children with the tools they need to cope and thrive in today’s world, to nourish roots of well- being & to plant wholesome seeds of kindness & self-compassion. Classes introduce mindfulness to children. I intend to create a special atmosphere, signalling to the students that this class is a time for restfulness, a chance for them to simply be..... and connect inwards! They learn how to calm their busy minds, understand & manage their thoughts and feelings, develop self-confidence & to cultivate kindness for themselves and others through arts & crafts projects, music, stories, discussion, breathing techniques/meditation & visualisation. Helping children bear the fruit of their practice. For more information on upcoming classes please contact me
My goal and passion is to share the gift of mindfulness and self-compassion with children from an early age to help them develop self-care tools and cultivate kindness for themselves and others. My background is in Nursing and Special Needs Assistance in Primary schools. I like to create a space where children feel safe, contented and free to relax. Classes involve helping children learn basic mindfulness/self-care techniques which they can use to calm and relax their busy minds (through stories, discussion, meditations, art and craft activities etc.). Over the course of the programme, children begin to develop an understanding of their thoughts and feelings, thus growing emotional intelligence. With time and practice, they can begin to recognise how emotions “feel” and self-regulate accordingly. This is especially helpful for children who struggle with managing difficult emotions/struggle with worries/anxiety/fears. I work with schools, wellbeing centres, in community spaces and afterschool clubs offering six or eight-week programmes based on the principles of the Creative Mindfulness Kids Method, adapting classes to suit each individual’s needs.
I am trained in creative mindfulness for kids, Connected kids tutor, teacher in the philosophies of Louise Hay, Energy therapist, Energy EFT master practitioner, Reiki Master, Meditation & Mindfulness for teenagers and adults. I am very passionate about teaching kids Mindfulness & Meditation. I am an energy therapist and like most people who do this work would have had big issues myself when I was younger especially with self-love and self-worth, so feel quite strongly about being able to give kids tools that they can utilize themselves if and when they need to. I really believe there is know one that this work will not benefit.
Steiner Kindergarten teacher, Yoga and Mindfulness teacher
My background is in early years care and education. I am a qualified and experienced Montessori Teacher & Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teacher. I have been running my own preschool service in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford for 28 years, with children aged 2.5 to 5.5 years of age in a small, intimate & urban setting working with the Steiner Waldorf of principles and practice. I have been practising yoga, meditation & mindfulness for 20 years. I am trained, qualified & registered Adult and Childrenʼs yoga teacher and also in baby massage & parent/baby yoga. I am blessed to be able to combine my passions which is working with children and their families in early years care and education while using yoga, mindfulness and nurturing touch (baby massage), & promoting compassion to self and others, positive mental health and well-being. I am trained in the Creative Kids Practitioners training and Mindful Hearts Curriculum By Louise Shanager. This curriculum is for children aged 4 -12 years of age and is linked to the Irish primary schools SPHE curriculum. I offer afternoon and Saturday morning childrenʼs creative mindfulness classes in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Our aim is to teach Mindfulness to children and promote positive mental health in fun and creative ways. Mindfulness for children is suitable for children aged 4 to early teens and classes can be adapted to suit children/teens with additional needs. For children with additional needs, we invite parents to join the classes so they can continue to use the skills they have learnt in the home environment. Our classes introduce children to mindfulness through breathing techniques, meditation, stories, arts and crafts and discussion. Children will learn how to understand and manage feelings, develop self-confidence and calm and relax. We offer day time and evening classes.
An advocate for being present in and living in the very present moment. From a journey of mental, emotional and physical illness to self-help, healing and recovery, I have spent the last number of years practicing mindfulness. Coupled with journaling, gratitude exercises, practicing yoga, meditation, energy healing, using essential oils and deep thought and reflection, I have reconnected with and healed my core centre, my life force, my tree of life. With my first-hand experience in dealing with illness, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, I can share with you some of the techniques that I used to transform my life, to help you to become the best version of yourself, to reconnect with your core centre and to achieve your hopes and dreams. An overall Mindful and Wellness approach to living from the inside to the outside of the Mind, Body & Spirit. Promoting and helping to achieve a balanced, consistent, easy-living approach to daily life through Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness, and through the Energetic Body.