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Mindful Movement in Schools Presentation

Mindful Movement works the whole body, inner and outer, calms the mind, teaches stillness, stretches and strengthens muscles, promotes functioning organs and makes you FEEL GOOD!!!

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Mindful Movement in Schools Presentation

  1. 1. MOVEMENT MINDFULNESS MINDSET  Happy Hearts. Calm Minds. Healthy Bodies
  2. 2. OUTLINE  Our Mission  Our Proposal  Benefits  Benefits to the school  Proposal in detail  Units of Study  Units of study PDHPE K–10  Suggested Topics  Services  The Statistics  Contact details
  3. 3. To make a difference and lasting impact to promote happy hearts, calm minds, healthy bodies, growth mindsets, emotional resilience & self awareness for positive mental health. In a world where electronics rule behaviour, disconnection and mental health issues are a rising problem, our next generation needs to build the muscle of awareness, to know how to slow down, calm the mind, be present and not judge. OUR MISSION
  4. 4. Proposal Overview LITTLE BIG WARRIOR has created a school-based program, mindful movement to introduce students to the benefits of MOVEMENT, MINDFULNESS & MINDSET helping to create calm, focused and emotionally balanced children. The programs are for students from K - Yr 6 and Yr 7-12 and are inclusive of all abilities, including those with additional needs. The programs are non-spiritual to accommodate students of all backgrounds and religions. Rationale Mindful Movement is popular among students because virtually anyone can do it. The exercises are adaptable to all fitness levels and participants concentrate on their own practice. The focus is on personal growth, not in comparison to others. Mindful movement exercises are a proven positive outlet for children with additional needs too. One of the objectives of the PE program is to provide students with lifelong fitness skills and help them establish healthy fitness goals, and our mindful movement program accomplishes both. Once students experience the benefits our program has, they can continue to practice it on their own for the rest of their lives. For those students that are inactive or tend to sit on the side lines in a regular PE class, our mindful movement program offers an alternative that is non- judgmental and focuses on self-awareness and individualised development. It gives students an alternative, while still meeting the state standards for PE. Through the practice of mindful movement students will experience physical, mental and emotional benefits. MINDFUL MOVEMENT PROPOSAL
  5. 5. BENEFITS Physical – Healthy Bodies • Builds strength in muscles and bones • Increases flexibility and increase mobility of joints • Assist with good organ functionality • Improves posture • Develops mind-body awareness and relaxation skills • Develops proper breathing techniques • Improves stability and balance • Helps prevent injury • Equalises energy • Improves sleeping patterns Mental – Calm Minds • Helps with stress management by providing techniques for redirecting thoughts and calming the nervous system • Teaches decision making • Boost and improves concentration. • Boosts levels of attention and focus; • Teaches respect for self and others • Develops a healthy body image • Cultivates an appreciation for what the body can do • Provides a healthy way to take risks and explore what one’s body can do Emotional – Happy Hearts • Reduce levels of stress, anxiety, and depression; • Develops compassion with focus on the qualities of kindness and non-violence • Cultivates an interconnectedness between self, others and the natural world • Promotes awareness of emotional connections to others and the world • Manage Emotions • Reduce negative behaviour such as anger and frustration • Encourages self-trust and valuing one’s voice • Boost happiness levels; • Harmonising and balancing effect.
  6. 6. BENEFITS TO THE SCHOOL • A fully set up turn-key program that is designed, implemented and run by Little Big Warrior • A calming, relaxing impact on the community of the school; • A well-rounded educational experience benefiting the entire student body mentally, physically, and emotionally; • Our program fulfils on the requirements of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Benefits of Mindful Movement in the School Setting Anti-bullying, health and wellness, and character education are common themes in Australian schools today, all focusing on educating the whole child, mind, body and emotion. The following are some (not all) of the benefits of our mindful movement program, that supports the education of the whole child, thus maximising the learning process:  Provides students healthy ways to express and balance their emotions;  Promotes a more relaxed, comfortable state of being – the perfect state for teaching and learning;  Encourages community and connectedness within the classroom;  Helps to create an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and non-competitiveness where everyone can succeed;  Eases anxiety and tension (such as pre-test or performance jitters);  Enhances focus, concentration, comprehension and memory;  Supports social and emotional learning;  Improves posture, assisting students to sit comfortably for long periods;  Enhances motor skills and balance;  Improves mind/body awareness and connection;  Improves confidence and self-esteem;  Creates a calm, harmonious and HAPPY classroom. Those schools that have adapted mindful movement as a PE subject have noticed that some students respond more positively to it because of its non- competitive nature and the focus on kindness and compassion have clearly affected the culture of the entire building.
  7. 7. Curriculum  Students will experience a fulfilling, yet challenging course that will focus on awareness of the mind- body- emotion connection.  They will learn proper breathing techniques, hold exercises, stability, agility, mindful exercises and emotional recognition.  Students will also practice visualisation, calming and self-talk techniques that can be used in every day life for the rest of their lives. PROPOSAL IN DETAIL
  8. 8.  Programs can be created to align with the school curriculum, values systems or as a stand-alone key learning area.  Breathing techniques  Basic poses & exercises to promote healthy bodies and mind.  Restorative practices  Mindful exercises to promote healthy hormones and organ function  Mindful exercises to promote good digestion & reduce colds and flu  Build a solid foundation for friendships, trust and support.  Guided Meditation  Mindset and mindfulness activities UNITS OF STUDY
  9. 9. Early Stage 1 Outcomes Stage 1-5 Outcomes Early Stage 1 Skills Stage 1-5 Skills PDe-1 to Pde-8 PD1-4 to PD5-8 PDe-9 to Pde-11 PD1-9 to PD5-11  Demonstrate an understanding of strategies that promote a sense of personal identity and build resilience and respectful relationships  Understand the significance of contextual factors that influence health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity • Develop and use self-management skills that enable them to take personal responsibility for their actions and emotions and take positive action to protect and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of others • Demonstrate an understanding of movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts • Enact and strengthen health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity • Develop interpersonal skills that enable them to interact effectively and respectfully with others, build and maintain respectful relationships and advocate for their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity. • Move with confidence, competence and creativity within and across various physical activity contexts UNITS OF STUDY PDHPE K–10 (YEAR 11-12)
  10. 10.  Awareness of thoughts  Stress & Anxiety  Healthy Back  Healthy Organs eg digestion  Healthy Hormones  Gratitude  Self-Worth and Confidence building  Letting go of worries  Friendships and Support network  Empowerment and leadership skills  Tailored to school values and requirements SUGGESTED TOPICS
  12. 12. THE STATISTICS 1 in 7 young Australians experiences some form of mental health condition or illness. They include depression, anxiety, self harm and eating disorders, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Most children grow up mentally healthy, but surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago. That’s probably because of changes in the way we live now and how that affects the experience of growing up. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Australians Research has shown that when children practice meditation on a regular basis, it can change the brain. There is neuroplasticity. What this means is that our brains are not as fixed as once thought. Through meditation, brain centres for emotions and executive functioning can be changed and help children in a variety of ways. It can also help children regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus.
  13. 13. CONTACT US Email Phone 0413 255 199 Ask about our complimentary session.