Online Course: Introduction to Mindfulness for Children
Empowering kids to notice and regulate their inner and outer worlds
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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:
- Reading activity
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.
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 1-1.5 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.2 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
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
It's a well-documented course that gives a good approach to what mindfulness is about.
Physiotherapist, South Africa
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.
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!
Physiotherapist, South Africa
A wonderful, evidence-based introduction, with practical applications, to the mindfulness practice.