Online Course
Introduction to Mindfulness for Children
Empowering kids to notice and regulate their inner and outer worlds

1.5-2 hours





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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

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Have you ever reached the bottom of a page just to realise that you have no idea what you just read and that you were thinking of the future or the past instead of the task at hand? Mind-wandering, or the tendency to shift attention away from the present moment and toward internal information, seems to be the “default mode” of processing and it is proposed to take up nearly 50 percent of our awake life. Now imagine missing 50 percent of your day at school? And how often have you seen children meltdown or explode with anger or frustration associated with a difficult task or big emotions? Children are growing up in a rapidly changing world with increasing demands and pressures. Knowing how to notice what is happening around and within themselves, before reacting and having the necessary skills to regulate themselves and their emotions, sets them up for success in life and in school. In this course, Tracy Prowse will introduce you to the different concepts in mindfulness and how it applies to children.


The aim of this course is to increase your understanding of mindfulness, its positive effects in children and the approaches and interventions utilised in its practice.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the meaning of mindfulness
  • justify the use and effect of mindfulness-based interventions in children
  • describe at least 3 different approaches to mindfulness in children

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.
Non-financial disclosure related to Tracy Prowse's Mindfulness courses: I am a board member of the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
We as practitioners should enhance our skills through this course. It is easy to learn and highly applicable in the different parts of the world!
Sharon Muchoki
It's a well-documented course that gives a good approach to what mindfulness is about.
Manuel Abrantes
This course really sparked my interest in mindfulness-based stress reduction. It was clear and concise but had a lot of interesting leads into further reading and helpful videos.
Sarah Jones
South Africa
Well done Tracy, excellent course. Very clear and very useful for my needs, because I work with children. A very good general view and starting point from which to research specific aspects of mindfulness. Congratulations!
A wonderful, evidence-based introduction, with practical applications, to the mindfulness practice.
South Africa