What is mindfulness or “Achtsamkeit”? Mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” It is used as a therapeutic technique.  Why is mindfulness good for mental health and well-being? Mindfulness brings about a sense of calm, and provides time for reflection and relaxation, which in turn can invite feelings of gratitude and a sense of well-being.  How is mindfulness practised at GAP? Meditation First we explain to the children the idea of sitting still and thinking in their mind (not vocalising). Then we invite the children … Continue reading Mindfulness