Monday 8th February 2021
Grace Selous Bull of The Rainbow Tree™ is excited to launch her first deck of mindfulness cards for children and young people.
Creatively Mindful Moments add colour and calm to a child/young persons day that will help them Pause. Create. Reset. These ‘moments’ gently introduce an awareness of wellbeing with each card. With creative prompts separated into three categories they help guide the child into being creatively present. With no artistic ability required these cards encourage a moment of creative freedom that anyone can participate in. Perfect for 5-11 year olds and their grown ups.
Grace is a British Armed Forces military spouse who runs her own website The Rainbow Tree – with an aim to make Creativity Accessible in a creatively mindful, family focused way. A year and a half ago her eldest daughter suddenly developed crippling anxiety while her father was deployed. In an attempt to ease the emotions overwhelming her, creative mindfulness was introduced at different times in the day. The positive affects of this ‘consciously-creative’ time could be seen within the first week and have developed into an everyday family practice to help ease the ebb and flow of anxious thoughts.
In the last 10 years there has been a recorded 48% rise in anxiety and depression among British children. With more and more pressures on them both in education, on social media and at home, using mindfulness to monitor thought patterns and emotions can be a good place to start in maintaining a healthy wellbeing. Creatively Mindful Moments helps introduce mindfulness in a creative, simple and fun way. By using our hands to produce something creative we encourage moments of being present, away from the noisy chatter of the mind.
The starter pack* holds 15 Creatively Mindful Moments, separated into three colour coded categories; Paper, Pens, Scissors, Glue, Sensory and Into The Wild. Though primarily aimed at 5-11 year olds, many ‘moments’ will be effective for their grown ups too.
When to use them?
- a quiet moment to rebalance is needed
- Big emotions are happening to little people
- You want an activity to do as a family
- You can feel anxiety and stress rising
- You can feel concentration at work, school or home beginning to wane