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Christmas Peace

All is Karma
All is Bright.

A Christmas Calm Post ūüôĄ

In this mornings home yoga practice I set an intention to notice my breathing.
By bringing awareness to our breath we cultivate peace.

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I was also very aware of the birds chattering.

What will you notice today that brings you to the present moment?

And breathe.

#frustrationexpert

Jane

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Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?

Happy Kids ‚Äď What’s¬†Resilience¬†Got¬†To¬†Do With It?¬†

Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have!   

This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life.

In this¬†3¬†hour¬†session you will learn¬†ways to –¬†

  • Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor.
  • Help your child‚Äôs learning experience to become easier and more effective¬†
  • Become aware which parenting styles get¬†the¬†best for you and your children
  • Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful¬†
  • Improve¬†their self esteem
  • Develop¬†enjoyable loving¬†sibling relationships

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My workshops respond to the group¬†dyanamic,¬†hence¬†they are ‘flexible’.¬† Take away¬†your learning, practice and personalise it to suit your family. Come back to learn and practice some more to create together a family that can cope with change, pick themselves up and move on with everyday challenges.

Happy Parents, Happy Kids. 

£50.

The first 3 and repeating customers will enjoy our special rate of £30 

It will be held in Guildford.

Book here 

I also offer one to one programmes and support, and Skype sessions.  

Find me on Linked In –¬† JaneTyson.co.uk¬†

I’m a mum, teacher of 20 years in private, public and international settings, have a BA Hons in Education and Psychology. teach meditation and yoga to children and families and have a Life Long Passion in exploring ‘What Makes People Tick’.¬†¬†

Guildford, Surrey –¬†Book Here

Feedback from my¬†workshops¬† –

‘Excellent workshop,¬†well structured¬†offering practical¬†advise¬†in an understanding and nurturing environment’

‘I just wanted to say thank you for your great advice during last workshop. Now every time I’m about to react instead of respond I see you tapping your nose and I take a deep breath’.

‘Really enjoyed the workshop and felt like I have some good ideas to remind me to be in the right frame of mind when dealing with my children’s emotions and behaviours’

‘I enjoyed the atmosphere of helping each other, suggestions and reminders’

‘It’s clear that Jane practices what she teaches’

‘A great workshop which helped me to look for ways to create a more peaceful and happy environment with my children’

‘Jane was friendly and informative. Sharing great ideas to make a happier household’

‘Thank you for the inspiration’

‘A very interesting and straight forward approach’

‘Jane was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and keen to help’

‘The workshop was very interactive with great relevant content’

#frustrationexpert  #randdialevent

 

 

Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

A Lesson From the Brownies 

Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening.
 
Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions –
 

What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? –

 
Friends
Games
Tablet
Donuts
 

‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’?

 
Because of us
They haven’t got time
They give up
They can’t play, don’t know how to
Too old to be chased
Worried about falling over
We are faster than them and they get frustrated they can’t keep up
 

‘Why Do You Like To Play?’

 
  • Relax
  • Fun
  • Exercise
  • Problems go away
  • Builds Imagination
  • Reminds us that fun is important
  • Laughter is the best medicine
  • Gives us something to do
Adults what do you reckon to the Brownies list?
 
Next week I’m with teens at a Youth Club
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link up with me at – janetyson.co.uk

Can We Encourage Our Kids to Be More Responsible?

Kids spending too much time on screens, overloaded with homework, stressed out over friendships, ignoring your requests to help out around the house repeated

Join me at Family Dialogues, monthly meet ups for children, parents and families.

Scroll this event for my other meet ups too –¬†Family Dialogues

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Jane Tyson

 

Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?

 

A Message for my daughter and maybe yours too?

What is Shrove Tuesday?

Going through this week’s calendar and getting organised, I note it’s pancake day on Tuesday. I’ve taught the meaning of this to kids over the years in different schools, and remember that the word ¬†shrove¬†is linked to being shriven from sin. In past times there was a call to confession with the pancake bell.

Fasting

Some research suggests that people used up their store cupboard ingredients in the pancakes,  so they were eaten before the 40 fasting period of Lent. Other reading points to the ingredients having pagan symbolism.

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I feel so bad

In my youthful, naive, fresh teaching days I used to talk¬†to the children about giving up things for Lent, ‘so kids what are you going to give up, what sins/wrongs are you committing that need to be put right?’ now I’d¬†say ‘what’s going right for you that you could explore further, what value could you add to self ana¬† others?’

Stop beating yourself up

Giving up things just makes us think of them even more and we might even start to crave them and then feel ‘bad’ when we give in. ¬†I’m rather bored of either feeling good and bad and hearing talk of feeling guilty because I ate this or did that. I’d rather not teach kids to beat themselves up. Let’s teach them about balance. ¬†I wrote about a blog about developing an abundance mindset¬†here.untitled-design-5

How can we ‘add’ more value?

My 10 year old daughter sometimes tells me she’s fat. I’ve been so careful about only celebrating our bodies, I’ve never spoken of going on a diet or asked whether my bum looks big in this.¬†¬†Yet she’s picking up messages about image and comparcompa from all around – school, the TV, books etc. I ask her what can she do more of that’s good for her, what does she enjoy, what makes her feel good and importantly I need to role model this myself.¬†

Happy Tossing.

Jane x

 

 

Just Put Your Lips Together & Breathe

A Random Diablog.

Want to restore Calm, Balance, Energy, Creativity… try this it’s free

Long busy days, late nights, screens, after school clubs etc most kids it seems, are pretty busy and so are most adults.

A Pause in Your Day

When I’m teaching, I often have a slot where I encourage the class to have a pause in their day. They’ll sit up straight or stand, close their mouths, put their index finger near the tip of their nose, to help them focus, and breathe, as simple as that, just breathe. There’s always one or two who take big gulps of air, mess about and giggle but they soon get into it –¬† a nice, slow, easy, continuous deep breath in, and then out for a little longer.

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Restore Calm, Balance, Energy, Creativity

I explain that noticing their breath is a wonderful tool to use at any time of day, it can restore calm, balance, energy, creativity and give them a moment where they can chose to respond or react to a situation.

The Amyglada

I may even teach them about the ‘amyglada‘ in their brain and share a child-like story about a dog to help them to understand it, and why sometimes this area benefits from a little tlc.

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How can we introduce breathe work?

If you’d like to introduce this breathing idea to a child, pick a time when they are receptive, sometimes I find it easier to teach a class of 33 than my own children. If we are sitting together and connecting over a game, loom bands, lego or something peaceful, I might suggest it then.  The best thing we can do though is to model it ourselves to them.

Importantly, reflect on how you feel after a few of these breaths.

Join our Meet Up Group 

There are lots of ideas for how we can connect, communicate, stay calm and generally be more playful as a family,¬† which I’ll share at our next random meet up in¬† April.

In the meantime,  just put your lips together and breathe.

Jane x
Exploring Play
Random Dialogues

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