The Mindful Garden Program has been designed for Schools, Teachers, Therapists , Parents, Home Schooling, Hospitals and Children’s Care Facilities.
The Mindful Garden Program techniques are teaching the children insightful new tools they can carry with them into life. This is done through the art of learning to connect with the rhythm to nature, which in return connects them back into the rhythm of themselves. The children then become more connected and mindful to what’s going on in their own brain and body, and they learn to act accordingly on how to regulate their emotions. Finally, it helps them to become better problem solvers, better listeners, better leaders and more care for humanity as well as for one another.
Mindfulness helps children to be in the moment by maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of their thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. This is something that they naturally do when they are very little but a skill that tends to get lost as they grow older.
“The Mindful Garden” consists of 9 beautifully illustrated pages and on each page, there are a selection of choices. The children choose one thing from the illustrated page and their selected choice becomes the focus of their attention during the mindfulness session.
I have included a script to go with each illustrated page enabling the teacher, caregiver or parent to guide the children through the mindfulness session. It also includes some questions that can be directed towards the children at the end of the session for feedback on their experience.
Included are 6-guided visualizations to complement The Mindful Garden Program.
The 6-guided visualizations have been designed to help schools, educators, parents, hospitals and caregivers.
My Magical Garden is an enjoyable, interactive and easy to use self-help book. A collection of illustrations and poems, this pioneering book has been written to help children from the age of four and above to work through their emotions and express them in a safe and loving way.
They are invited on an enchanted journey through a magical garden where on each page they get to choose their own surroundings. In order to help the child and their parents understand their choices, the book’s authors have created an 11-page appendix at the back of the book. Here, they give an expert explanation for every decision the child has made. It’s an extremely helpful and insightful tool for both the child, parent and teacher. It offers the adult a unique way to understand what the child is going through emotionally and how best to aid them.
My Magical Garden encourages the child to tap into their imagination by allowing them to create their own magical garden, giving them a safe place to go in their mind during times of stress, fear or sadness. It also offers an opportunity to nurture the bond between parent and child. The experience is magical.
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The Mindful Garden Program and associated materials Copyright © USA 2020, by Terri Allen.