Children's Mindful Doodling Workshop for Schools
My mindful doodling workshop is in perfect alignment with the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice in Irish schools.
The workshop supports the holistic development and wellbeing of students, as outlined in the policy.
Mindful doodling provides a unique avenue for students to engage in creative expression while cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness. Through this practice, students can develop a deeper understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and sensations, fostering their overall mental and emotional wellbeing.
This workshop encourages students to embrace their individuality by providing a safe and non-judgmental space for doodling. The students are empowered to explore their creativity and develop a sense of accomplishment and pride in their artistic abilities.
Mindful doodling promotes stress reduction and relaxation, which are essential components of the schools’ policy's focus on promoting positive mental health. By engaging in this practice, students can learn effective coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety, ultimately enhancing their overall wellbeing.
The DEIS funding for schools or Parent Association (PA) funds can be effectively utilised to cover the costs of this mindful doodling workshop. Allowing parents to actively contribute to their children's wellbeing, providing them with valuable tools for self-expression and stress reduction.
Children will learn a mindful technique they can use themselves at anytime.
- Introduction: ‘What is Mindfulness?’ and ‘Why doodling is beneficial.’
- Inspiration: Children doodle along with me as I demonstrate three inspirational doodles that will help release their creativity.
- Meditation: The children relax as I take them through a short guided meditation for grounding and creativity.
- Mindful Doodling: Children can enjoy the gentle music and quiet atmosphere as they doodle their designs on the worksheet.
I recommend one hour per class for this workshop.
Schools can choose from a selection of my doodle art templates. Alternatively, if you would like to incorporates a specific theme please don’t hesitate to ask. Doodle art template worksheets will be emailed in advance to be printed by the school, or, alternatively I can print and bring the template worksheets for €5 per class set required.