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Mindful Movers – Little Lotus

Little Lotus

Our Little Lotus program is designed to introduce young children to the concepts of mindfulness and techniques that can help them to reduce their anxiety. The program helps to equip children with practical strategies for coping with difficult emotions & anxiety. Studies have shown (Dr Wray, ASD Symposium, 18 June 2018) that between 40 to 80% of all children with Autism encounter anxiety levels that will interfere with participation in their daily occupations. Mindfulness and its associated techniques have shown to help reduce this anxiety and to improve the quality of life.

Benefits of Mindful Movers

As part of the Little Lotus program, your child will learn beneficial techniques such as:

  • Calming movement sequences
  • Deep breathing games
  • Positive self-talk activities and games
  • Further tips and techniques for managing anxiety and other difficult emotions

The group will be taught through games and activities which are loads of fun!

A child and parent pre/post assessment will also occur.

Little Lotus Program Structure

Facilitated by two therapists each session, children and parents who attend the group must be able to commit to attending at least 80% of sessions. There will be a focus on practising strategies at home between sessions to ensure content learnt can be generalised in other environments.

Who’s eligible for the Little Lotus Program?

  • Children aged 3 – 5 years
  • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Has difficulty managing difficult emotions or anxiety
  • Able to participate in some physical postures and movements throughout the group and;
  • Has access to the internet and a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Upcoming Workshops

This workshop is held each Wednesday for 7 weeks.
The workshop will teach:

  • Calming movement sequences
  • Deep breathing games
  • Positive self-talk activities and games
  • Further tips and techniques for managing anxiety and other difficult emotions

If you are interested in attending the Mindful Movers Little Lotus group, please register below.

Register for Little Lotus

 

Need more information?

For more information, contact our Customer Engagement Team during business hours on (08) 6282 1900 or send an online enquiry.

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