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Fernhurst

Primary School

Mrs Edwards' Mindful Moments

Mindfulness for a healthy mind.

Things are very different for us all at the moment. We miss seeing family and friends, may be upset about having to stay home and be anxious about remaining safe and healthy. However, at the same time we can enjoy this time with our families, and will find fun activities to keep us entertained, active and happy.

There will be a new 'Mindful Moment' here every week for you to try!

'Mindful Moment' Challenge 5

“Where words fail, music speaks,”

Hans Christian Anderson

Try to remember what you feel like after you have sung your favourite song in assembly. Have you noticed that when we all sing together a song like ‘Believe’, that some of the adults have to wipe away a tear? That's because the music has an effect on their emotions. Clever sound therapists and musicians understand that the music they produce can effect our emotions; make us happy or sad, make us laugh or feel sleepy and can definitely help us feel more relaxed and calm. If you are feeling anxious at the moment, and can't explain the ‘worry’ feeling in your body then try listening to some music to help your body relax.

'Mindful Moment' Challenge 4

At school have you ever met Eric? When we get back to school ask Mrs Edwards if you can meet him, Eric likes children because they feed him. Eric is a worry monster, he enjoys eating WORRIES, however like all of us, he currently has to stay home. This means he cannot talk to you about any unsettling feelings you might be having and also suggest things you can try to overcome this anxiety. Eric wants us to remember that worry is just an emotion both children and adults feel. Also that it is a normal feeling, it can help us to be careful and keep us safe.

'Mindful Moment' Challenge 3

Woke up, had breakfast, got ready for school… Who is missing this routine? Having a daily routine like this generally helps us feel calm and relaxed, we feel happy knowing what is happening next. At the moment the UK’s wise scientists and medical officers are telling us to stay at home. Here we can make plans and find new routines to keep us happy. This could help us worry less at this unusual time. 

'Mindful Moment' Challenge 2

Maybe you enjoyed challenge 1 last week, think about how relaxed you felt when you sat and allowed your mind to focus on what you could hear, see and touch. Our mind enjoys feeling calm and this helps our whole body to feel relaxed.

Squirrels, Deers, Owls, Red Kites, Robins, Foxes, Badgers - everyone can do the following challenge, even those who tell themselves they can't draw.

'Mindful Moment' Challenge 1