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So, what is Relax Kids all about?

I’ve been a Relax Kids coach for almost 5 years now and have been running courses in schools and in the community for that length of time.

I love what I do and I love how children can really benefit from attending a course either in school or in the community.

Relax Kids can help children:

***Learn valuable mindfulness and relaxation tools
***Develop good mental health
***Build self confidence and self esteem
***Build emotional resilience
***Self regulate
***Develop focus and concentration
***Become more imaginative and creative
***Manage anger, anxiety and stress
***Increase brain power and feel happier

Important life skills that aren’t taught elsewhere.

I’ve worked with well over 4000 children which has been a real privilege.

There are times when a course won’t be suitable for a child and some parents opt to have 1-2-1 sessions in their home to learn the tools and techniques which they can then build into their lives on a regular basis.

Please get in touch if you’d like more information on how Relax Kids can work for you.

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Relax Kids 2019

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful peaceful Christmas.  I’m busy planning for next year while my children are playing with their new toys!

I’m looking forward to another busy year.  Lots to think about, lots to plan and lots to deliver! It’s going to be another busy year which I’m really looking forward to.

I’ve got lots of new schools interested in sessions which is really great and I’m looking supporting lots of new children through Relax Kids.

In January I’ve got a couple of things planned already; firstly And Relax! which is an hour of relaxation by way of Sand Art, Mindful Colouring, Meditation/Visualisation – just something a little different to engage children in relaxation.  The session is on Sunday 20 January from 9.15am-10.15am and cost is £7.50 per child. (You can book your place here – https://app.eventsframe.com/e/p3u8JcMbC/and-relax/)

I’ve also got a 4 week course planned on a Thursday afternoon from 4pm-5pm in Popley. The 4 weeks will cover happiness, worry/anxiety, being angry and positivity. Cost for the 4 weeks is £30.  (You can book your place here – https://app.eventsframe.com/e/nudTDxK24/relax-kids-4-week-course-for-key-stage-1-and-key-stage-2/)

I also have availability for 1-2-1 sessions in January and February if you prefer to have a session in your home.

If you would like any info on any of the above please get in touch.

In the meantime, happy new year!

Courses after half term

First term back has been a busy one and Autumn 2 term looks the same! I am running 3 community courses in November; 2 in Brighton Hill on a Sunday and one in Bramley on a Thursday after school.  All courses are similar in that we cover Happiness in week 1; Anxiety/Worry in week 2; being angry in week 3 and being kind/positive in week 4.

My courses are for children in years 1-6 and cost £30 per child.  By attending the course children will learn some fabulous life skills to help them get through those challenging moments.

As well as my 4 week community courses I also run one off sessions from time to time and am going to be running an Anxiety/Worry session in November.  Often children who are anxious just find it too much to access a whole Relax Kids course so I run the 1-2-1 sessions to introduce Relax Kids to them and to teach tools and techniques that they can then use to help themselves in challenging moments.  Once they are familiar with me and Relax Kids they may then wish to go on and attend a 4 week course.

I tend to run the one off sessions in Basingstoke, but I’m more than happy to do one off sessions elsewhere as long as I get around 10 children attending.

Relax Kids courses in the community

My Sunday courses are proving very popular so I’ve decided to run another block of courses after October half term.  In the New Year I may go back to after school courses, I’m not yet sure.

Dates will be Sunday 4,18,25 November & 2 December (we are having to miss a week – 11 November – due to the hall already having a booking) and there are a choice of time slots; 9.15-10.15am or 10.30am-11.30am.

So, why would you want to book your child on a course?

Not only will children benefit from enjoying some relaxation time themselves but they will also learn that they can use every day, including:

  • how to develop their self confidence
  • how to manage their moods and emotions
  • how to manage stress and anxiety
  • how to increase brain power
  • how to relax and improve sleep

In each session we work our way through mindful movement, mindful play, gentle stretching, self massage, calming breathing exercises, positive affirmations and creative visualisations.  This takes around 40 minutes and is followed by a relevant activity and children will take home for example a happy cup (so that they can write down their happy thoughts), a worry wallet (so that they can write down their worries) and other things too.

What age are courses aimed at? Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

How much does the course cost? Cost per child is £30 for the 4 weeks.

Where will the course take place? Sessions take place in Brighton Hill.

What else can you offer if we can’t commit to the 4 weeks? I also run 1-2-1 sessions which are very popular.  My 1-2-1 sessions take place in your home at a time that suits you. Sessions are tailored to areas you need support with and cost £50 for the hour.  I tend to visit once and leave you with lots of ideas of things that you can then incorporate into your lives.  Of course I’m more than happy to visit more than once and some people do indeed have a regular session with me.

If you’d like more information please do get in touch, or if you want to book up a place please do so here.

 

 

 

And on to another school year.

I hope you’ve all managed a rest over the summer and enjoyed the sunshine we have had on and off. I’ve enjoyed a bit too much of a rest and am looking forward to getting back to all things Relax Kids next week once schools go back.

I’m looking forward to working in schools I’ve been in for the last 3 years and also looking forward to working in new schools this term.

I’m pretty pleased that all of my courses outside school have been booked up very quickly.  Bramley course on a Thursday is full and both of my Sunday courses for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are full.  I do have space left on my course for children who will be starting in Reception this academic year so please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more.

My courses which start after October half term (again on a Sunday) are open for bookings, so if you’d like a place please pop over here and check out my new bookings system!

My Monday Adult Relaxation session starts up again on Monday 3 September. This is a drop in session and you are all welcome. No need to bring anything as I provide mats, small pillows and blankets!

I’m taking bookings for 1-2-1 sessions this month so do get in touch if this is something you are interested in.  My 1-2-1 sessions cover Relax Kids, Mini Me Meditation and Story Massage – giving 3 different techniques that can be built into daily lives.

 

Summer holidays …

So, the summer holidays are almost upon us.  Some schools are finishing tomorrow, some Friday and some Monday.  And how lucky have we been to have all this amazing sunshine, long may it continue.

I’ve had such an amazing year from September 2017-July 2018. Working with over 1500 children/students/adults in that time; teaching amazing life skills that can be built into daily lives but also providing some relaxation to those children/students/adults.

I’ve had some truly awesome feedback from everyone I’ve encountered which has been amazing and I feel very grateful to have been able to share lots of awesome skills with everyone I’ve worked with.

I’m looking forward to a relaxing summer – practising what I preach!! – but I’m also available for 1-2-1 Relax Kids sessions and also 1-2-1 GoZen! Anxiety Relief sessions if there is interest.  I’m running a Relax Kids ‘Back to School’ session on Tuesday 28 August and my community courses resume in September.  I have a few places left but most have filled up already which is amazing.  My course for children who are just starting in Year R has quite a few places, so if you’re looking for something for your child just starting school please do get in touch.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer.

Winding down to summer….

Wow I can’t believe another school year is almost over! How time flies. I’ve worked with another 1000+ children this year which has been awesome and I’m looking forward to continuing the work in several schools next academic year as well as starting in some new schools.

My community course comes to an end this week and I’m going to be running a community course on a Sunday starting September 23rd.  I’ve had lots of requests for a weekend course so hoping that this will now be a regular feature on the Relax Kids Basingstoke calendar!! It’s a 4 week course and I’m running 2 courses for children in Years 1,2,3,4,5,6 (one at 9.15am-10.15am and a second from 10.30am-11.30am).  I’m also going to be running a course for children who start in Reception in September.  I always found my weekday after school sessions just didn’t work for Year R as that first year is so tiring for them but the Sunday class will hopefully be something that takes off too.  Bookings for all sessions can be made at http://www.bookwhen.com/relaxkidsbasingstoke.  There are still a few places left. Cost is £30 per child.

I’ve made some changes to the GoZen! Anxiety Relief Programme that I’m licensed to run – I now run this either in a school setting with parents, or on a 1-2-1 basis.  The 1-2-1 course takes place over 3 separate sessions and is for around an hour at a time.  I’ve just run my first 1-2-1 session and it went brilliantly.  So I’m opening up a few slots for further 1-2-1 sessions.  I can be flexible in terms of timing as it’s just a case of working out a slot that works for both you and I on three consecutive weeks. Cost for the GoZen! 1-2-1 course is £120 for the 3 sessions.

I have had a fair few bookings for 1-2-1 Relax Kids sessions too, so I’m looking forward to being busy over the summer.  My 1-2-1s are a great alternative for those who can’t make my community courses, or for those who much prefer a session in their own home.  My 1-2-1 sessions cover Relax Kids, Mini Me Meditation and Story Massage.  These different tools complement each other really well and families are loving these sessions.  It means that parents continue the work after I’ve run the session but several have reported back that it’s been really nice to set aside some time on a daily basis to relax together.  Cost for a 1-2-1 session is £50 and you will receive a ‘relax pack’ with lots of ideas of things you can do at home.

Please get in touch if any of the above interest you as I’d be happy to provide more information.