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Mindfulness Education

May 16, 2017

Hey FC Kids and Parents,

** FightClub will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend from Saturday, May 20th till Monday, May 22nd **

One big attribute that all parents want their kids to develop is the ability to be mindful. Systema training at FightClub teaches mindfulness is many ways – over the next several weeks I will share with you simple but effective ways of doing this….

Mindfulness education has proven benefits that include; increasing optimism and happiness, decreasing bullying and aggression, increasing compassion and empathy for others and helps kids resolve conflicts.

The dictionary’s definition of mindfulness is – “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique”.

-Try this at home with the kids (or even yourselves!)

Breathing into the hands
Have the kids place their hands on various parts of their bodies and breath into them. They should notice how their hands moves rise (fill) and lower (deflate), as they inhale and exhale. If you can visualize the air ‘traveling’ in & out from the spot they are located it will really help you.

Let me know how it’s working for you the next time you come to class.

Have a FUN and SAFE long weekend everyone.

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