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My new children’s book: My Mindful Little One – Bedtime

Mindful Little one - coverMy first book on mindfulness is now available for pre-order on Amazon UK   It is called My Mindful Little One: Bedtime and is being  published by Scholastic and will be available in May 2016.  This  children’s picture book is for 3 to 6 years olds – and includes mindfulness practices for them and their parents and carers.  I enjoyed writing it and hope you enjoy reading it to your little loved ones. It has been beautifully illustrated by Paula Bowles too.

This is essentially a delightful way to peacefully connect to the breath and each other, savour the precious moments of the day and before hugging goodnight and gently fall asleep. Click to pre-order a copy.  Please spread the word.

Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner Training for the first time in the UK

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. who both ran the training course 11-13th April 2014, London.

Svenja Schaper and Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of Samurai Shiatsu. They ran the first UK Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner training course for qualified Shiatsu practitioners, 11-13th April 2014, London.

Following three days of intensive training with other qualified Shiatsu therapists, I’ve become a Samurai Shiatsu Practitioner.   It was inspirationally led by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, founder of the Samurai Shiatsu Programme, and Svenja Schaper, translator and UK co-ordinator.  We left feeling confident to deliver the School Samurai Programme to children and older adults. This well-structured programme has been delivered extensively in Germany and Austria and is also available in France, Switzerland, Hungary and the Netherlands.  This training was offered for the first time in the UK and if you would like information see the Samurai Shiatsu website or contact me.

Mindful Teachers, Mindful Classrooms

This morning, I was part of the team supporting an “Introduction to Mindfulness” session by Hackney and City Mind, in collaboration with the Mindfulness in Schools Project and Educational Psychology Services at Hackney Learning Trust.  This was an opportunity for those working in schools to find out about how mindfulness can enhance the flourishing of well-being in professional lives, schools and classrooms.

Over thirty participants joined in mindfulness practices and were introduced to the evidence-base for teaching mindfulness in schools.  It was well-received and many were interested in further training in mindfulness, such as the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courseContact Holistic Education for further information about Mindfulness Training in Schools and the .b programme.

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