Mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing coaching for young people – Coach Lindsay

Coach Lindsay provides unique mindfulness and wellbeing services to schools within Lancashire, Yorkshire or remotely, offering mindfulness coaching, created and delivered by our excellent teacher, Lindsay Anderson. In essence, we offer single lessons or programs, built on a foundation of mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing to infants, juniors, secondary schools and all other young people up to the age of 19. Services can be targeted at specific topics, like anxiety or sef-esteem, or more generalised to build a toolkit of mindful techniques in the young person.

The importance of mindfulness for young people

Many teachers and parents tell us that children are increasingly anxious, restless, finding it difficult to relax and to be still (this has been exacerbated by covid and lockdown) . There seems to be a plague among children of today, one of anxiety, anger, stress, low self esteem and depression. With the rise in poor mental health issues it is becoming more and more critical to equip children with the tools that would allow them to self nurture and build up a resilience. Research shows mindful meditation calms the brain, inspires creativity and enhances cognitive and social-emotional skills.

Diferent delivery methods tialored to your needs

Learning experiences are delivered in a number of different ways, depending on the requirements of the school/individual. For example:

  • One-off workshops in mindfulness or other topics i.e. anxiety workshops, self-esteem workshops etc.
  • A unit of wellbeing/mindfulness sessions, perhaps over the course of a term, delivered to a class.
  • Weekly wellbeing sessions, rotated around different classes within a school.
  • Small group intervention, including children with particular anxieties and needs.
  • One-on-one sessions tailored around an individual young person’s needs.

No matter what the package, or where it’s delivered, the aim is always the same:

To leave students with knowledge, understanding and practical strategies which will enable them to regulate their own mental health and emotions both in the short term and for the rest of their lives.

In recent years neuroscience has helped us to understand how important relaxation and reflective practice is to us all. Learning to be relaxed is important for the mental health and well-being of our children. For them to enjoy being relaxed and peaceful, comfortable with themselves and being able to concentrate is paramount in them becoming well rounded emotionally intelligent people.