Smiling Mind is a free program that provides resources to support the development of mindfulness and meditation skills. These skills help to manage stress, increase awareness of emotions, improve attention and focus, and can prevent difficulties from getting worse.
The Mindfulness Curriculum is based around 20 topics which have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum and supports students in Year 1 to Year 6 to develop self awareness, self management, social awareness and social management skills.
The mindfulness based lessons and practices provide a consistent and practical approach to teaching and exploring these topics with students, as well as providing students with an opportunity to develop practical skills and strategies which support good mental health and wellbeing.
Some topics include:
— Managing Emotions — Making Decisions
— Setting Goals — Empathy
— Acts of Kindness — Positive Relationships
— Positive Communication — A Curious Mind
— Growth Mindset — Resilience