In these challenging times, we need to focus on the silver linings that the current situation presents. We have been given the gift of time, and it is important to fill this extra time with positive and nourishing activities.
Uncertainty can breed a scattered and anxious mindset. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. The process of making art is a natural way to practice mindfulness. The colours, textures and sounds of creating pull us into the moment. Art and creativity are known catalysts for improved mental well-being and focus.
If you find yourself in need of a calming 15 minutes, why not check out the following video: (listen to it a quiet room and preferably laying down!)
For children, why not try this guided meditation.
King Edward’s is delighted to welcome Vanessa Edworthy as our new School Counsellor. Vanessa brings a wealth of relevant experience to the School, from previous similar roles at Alton College (as Lead Counsellor) and Frensham Heights, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). From a very strong field,...