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Love-Eyes Little Learners

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“If we want to make peace,

we must begin with the children.”

Mother Teresa

Our children are our future!

 

In our fast-paced world with lots of distractions, children often become overwhelmed, overstimulated and anxious. Staying focused and achieving their goals at school and enjoying their free-time becomes a true challenge for many children. 

 

 Whether quarrels with friends, difficulties paying attention or troubles at home, children nowadays are dealing with a variety of obstacles. In my 13 years of teaching experience at a public school I have witnessed the challenges that children are facing these days.

 

 All the more, it is important for children to slow down, learn how to focus and believe in themselves. 

The importance of mental health for our lives is gaining more and more awareness.

While many people try hard to take the steps to increase wellbeing, it is not easy to escape the loop of negative thoughts. According to a study of The National Science Foundation in 2005, the average human has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts a day. 80 percent of these thoughts are negative. Plus, 95 percent of the thoughts are repetitive. The results of a study of Cornell University extend this knowledge and show that 97 percent of our worries are baseless and the result of a negative perception. The negative perception of the world can lead to a feeling of powerlessness, create mental health issues and encourage unkind communication. Slowing down and remembering to see the world through the eyes of Love, awe and wonder can shift our focus to a more optimistic view of life. Through breathing methods and mini-mindfulness exercises we can calm our nervous system throughout the day to navigate the ups and downs of life easier. 

 

To playfully explore emotions and learn strategies to calm the mind and body can be beneficial for the children’s development as well as their learning journey at school.

Only when our nervous system is regulated are we open for learning!

Let us support children with tools to soothe anxiety, fear and worry.

Let’s help them to become happy, empowered, kind and compassionate adults!

The Heartfelt Mindfulness Training for children combines the Creative Mindfulness for Kids method* (by Louise Shanagher) which includes crafting, meditation and mindfulness, with drama and improv theatre games, movement, creative writing exercises and much more. This colourful tapestry intertwines mind, body and soul to offer a holistic learning approach with which the children get the chance to playfully reflect on their wins, challenges and other topics that are on their minds.

Explore the variety of offers around the Heartfelt Mindfulness Training below. Whether in school settings or free-time offers, Love-Eyes Little Learners has lots to offer!

Note:

I am not a therapist and working with me is not a substitute for therapy. However, I can provide a list with therapists. 

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Upcoming Events

All offers for kids aged 5-12

  • Ballymahon Mindful Mini Summer Camp Package Deal
    Ballymahon Mindful Mini Summer Camp Package Deal
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Ballymahon
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00
    Ballymahon, Dean Egan Library, Main St, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, N39 TD54, Ireland
    Book all three camps in Ballymahon and get 20% off the full price!
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Make A Wish - Ballymahon
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Make A Wish - Ballymahon
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Ballymahon
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Ballymahon, Dean Egan Library, Main St, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, N39 TD54, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to ignite their inner magic. The children will go home with some fairy crafts and a backpack filled with magical memories and mindfulness tools! Crafting material and healthy drinks will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay.
  • Newtowncashel Mindful Mini Summer Camp Package Deal
    Newtowncashel Mindful Mini Summer Camp Package Deal
    Mon, 08 Jul
    Newtowncashel
    08 Jul 2024, 10:00
    Newtowncashel, The Hill, Cornadowagh, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, Ireland
    Book all three camps in Newtowncashel and get 20% off the full price!
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Mindful Magic - Newtowncashel
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Mindful Magic - Newtowncashel
    Mon, 08 Jul
    Newtowncashel
    08 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Newtowncashel, The Hill, Cornadowagh, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to utilize their mind for powerful creating. The children will go home with some witchy crafts and a backpack filled with magical memories and mindfulness tools! Crafting material and healthy drinks will be provided.
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Make A Wish - Newtowncashel
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Make A Wish - Newtowncashel
    Wed, 14 Aug
    Newtowncashel
    14 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Newtowncashel, The Hill, Cornadowagh, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to ignite their inner magic. The children will go home with some fairy crafts and a backpack filled with magical memories and mindfulness tools! Crafting material and healthy drinks will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay.
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Mindful Magic - Ballymahon
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Mindful Magic - Ballymahon
    Fri, 16 Aug
    Ballymahon
    16 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Ballymahon, Dean Egan Library, Main St, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, N39 TD54, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to utilize their mind for powerful creating. The children will go home with some witchy crafts and a backpack filled with magical memories and mindfulness tools! Crafting material and healthy drinks will be provided.
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Enchanted Forest Expedition - Newtowncashel
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Enchanted Forest Expedition - Newtowncashel
    Mon, 19 Aug
    Newtowncashel
    19 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Newtowncashel, The Hill, Cornadowagh, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to mindfully approach and explore nature. The children will go home with some natural crafts and a backpack filled with a sense of oneness and grounding tools! Crafting material and healthy drinks will be provided.
  • Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Sensitive Superheroes - Ballymahon
    Little Learners Mindful Mini Camp - Sensitive Superheroes - Ballymahon
    Wed, 21 Aug
    Ballymahon
    21 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 IST
    Ballymahon, Dean Egan Library, Main St, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, N39 TD54, Ireland
    In this mindful mini summer camp the kids playfully learn how to transform their sensitivity into a superpower. They will explore their inner strengths and abilities. The children will go home with some powerful crafts and a backpack filled with confidence and empowering tools!

Find children's poetry meditations now on YouTube!

Continue practising meditation with your kids after a course or have a sneak peek into my meditations!

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to the act of being fully present and engaged in the current moment,

without any distractions or judgments.

It involves being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and surroundings,

and accepting them without attempts to alter or regulate them.

Research has demonstrated that mindfulness can offer a range of advantages for children, such as better concentration, decreased levels of stress and anxiety, and improved emotional control.

 

Additionally, mindfulness has been found to enhance cognitive abilities and social skills.

 

By teaching children to be present in the moment and to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings, mindfulness can help them navigate the challenges of growing up with greater ease and resilience. The Heartfelt Mindfulness Training also helps students to be calm during situations when they would have previously become very hurt, confused or overwhelmed.

Interested?

Download a detailed description of the offers here!

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to the act of being fully present and engaged in the current moment,

without any distractions or judgments.

It involves being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and surroundings,

and accepting them without attempts to alter or regulate them.

Research has demonstrated that mindfulness can offer a range of advantages for children, such as better concentration, decreased levels of stress and anxiety, and improved emotional control.

 

Additionally, mindfulness has been found to enhance cognitive abilities and social skills.

 

By teaching children to be present in the moment and to pay attention to their thoughts and feelings, mindfulness can help them navigate the challenges of growing up with greater ease and resilience. The Heartfelt Mindfulness Training also helps students to be calm during situations when they would have previously become very hurt, confused or overwhelmed.

Offers

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Are you curious how a lesson would look like?

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About me

Hello, I am Nicole,

An accredited Creative Mindfulness for Kids practitioner, a patient, kind, caring and creative professional with 13 years of experience as a public-school teacher in Germany. I have prepared and led lessons in English, Music, Drama, Home Economics and Arts. I have also supported children with special needs such as autism, hearing disabilities and learning difficulties. My work is characterized by a respectful, mindful, non-judgemental, playful and creative approach to help children overcome self-doubts, fears and achieve their goals. I am passionate about fostering positive Mental Health and Wellbeing and supporting children on their way to adulthood with ease, calm and clarity. 

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Book an Appointment

If you are interested in working with me and want to get to know me,

book your free 15 minutes discovery call here!

Professional Background

  • Accredited Creative Mindfulness for Kids practitioner*

  • 13 years of teaching experience

  • 2.5 years additional training as a drama teacher

  • Teacher’s Training at a secondary school

  • Training for kids with special needs

  • Master of Arts in Applied Music Science

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Music

Advanced Training

  • teaching mindfulness

  • trauma studies

  • autism

  • gender sensitivity 

  • communication training

  • coping mechanisms for anger

  • leadership training

  • Yoga for kids with Pretzel Play

Creative Activities

  • 16 years of improvisational theater (part founder of improv troup)

  • 4 years teaching improvisational theater

  • 7 school theater plays, 2 musicals (director)

  • 6 plays with adults (director, actress, singer)

  • theater group leader workshops (i.a. Hero’s Journey, Shakespearean language)

Spiritual Development

  • mindfulness teacher

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)

  • manifesting training

  • devoted student of Abraham Hicks studies

  • Reiki Level 1

  • ancestor healer

*About Creative Mindfulness for Kids

Creative Mindfulness for Kids was created by Louise Shanagher, Child Therapist, Psychology lecturer, Mindfulness teacher and Creative Mindfulness course developer. Louise has been working with Primary schools for many years and has worked very hard to create a wonderful curriculum which can be adapted to link with the Irish Primary Schools SPHE curriculum. The course is accredited by the International Mindfulness and Meditation Aliance (IMMA) and Continuing Professional Development standards(CPD). 

“Nicole’s warmth, openness and generosity of spirit were her most likeable aspects but so much more!" (Retreat attendee)

"Nicole is an extremely authentic, generous and natural host."

(Retreat attendee).

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