Tots learn the art of meditation
New meditation, relaxation and art workshops are being offered in Templestowe [Victoria, Australia] for Manningham’s stressed-out tots.
Class instructor Tracey Tucker said it was easy to forget that children could feel stress and anxiety in the same way as adults and these feelings could be relieved by relaxation and breathing techniques and by learning positive thinking methods.
Ms Tucker said the things that are important to children such as school, fights with friends, bullying, homework difficulties, family issues and growing up could be very stressful.
During the classes the kinder and primary school aged children learned about self-awareness, muscle relaxation, meditation and visualisations which could be used throughout their lives, she said.