Category Archives: growth mindset

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
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So … What.

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Where will your flow take you today?

Perhaps you have set an intention to ‘DO something today, you have a schedule, a plan etc.  What if it doesn’t go to plan, doesn’t go the way you want it to?

How about just going with the’flow’ and reminding yourself to just ‘BE’ today.

BE curious.  Move into not knowing what is coming next.  Get excited.

Put your finger to your nose and simply take a breath.

PAUSE and BE.

BE with the feeling but avoid BEcoming the feeling. Allow the feeling to be with you, maybe it’s alongside you, above you, below you, to the right or left. but it’s not you.

Let the flow take you, have no expectations, simply allow it to BE so.

So.  What.

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This is a photo of my daughter aged 8 in 2015 climbing Mount Meru in Tanzania, it was a 3 day trek stopping off at huts along the way. It was a big climb, she was one of the youngest to have ever climbed it, we went with the flow. There was a heck of a lot of complaining along the way.

Jane x 

 

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Smile and Grunt

 Can we learn to love Tech?

Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself?

The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day.   Each morning,  I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes,  after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep in more and it’s easier to do this. When they were little I shortened this early morning start.  I wrote this a while back – Me before Mum.

Maybe you have something that gets you physically ad mentally ready for the day, maybe it’s sleep!

How can we create connection across the day when they are so distracted?

I’m very grateful to have a break from my teaching routine and enjoy lazy days with my children. However, these days when we are home, they seem more glued to their screens than ever before. Across the day we create a little balance and routine – I find the key is to make sure we all properly say good morning with eye contact maybe a kiss and hug!, share a smile, eat together at random times across the day,  and grunt a few loving words such as ‘I love you when would be a good time to clear a pathway in your room?’ We do have an agile routine pinned to the fridge to remind us all to create balance across the day! You might like a free copy.

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Can we Love Tech?

Recently I learned that no matter how bendy, flexible, fit, fantastic you feel etc, a true yogi is one who maintains an open heart throughout the ups and down in life.

Each morning,before I meditate,  I set an intention ‘to open and expand my heart to the vibration of love’.

That is all, it is enough.

It’s not the tech I dislike it’s the way it pulls my kids away from being present to other wonders, so I’m just learning to ‘Be’ with it as it is.

It gives me some time to also explore Taoism and learn more about QiGong and Tai Chi which in turn allows me to avoid stripping wallpaper.

I’ve got a free e-book with tips for surviving the summer holidays,  email me jane@janetysonco.uk and I’ll send you a copy.

You might also enjoy learning some of my meditation tips on the 7th September. 

Grunt, Smile, Love.

Jane x

Frustration Expert

Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids

Classes specifically for your child –

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How would it feel to have a relaxed, happy and confident child – what would that mean to you as a parent?

I run a weekday class in Guildford and Saturday workshops across Surrey and help your child to –

Discover ways to overcome fears and anxiety
Problem solve on their own, learning from their mistakes
Think more independently
Develop a ‘can do’ attitude
Make friends and keep friends
Create a ‘growth’ mindset and optimism

These relaxed, fun and playful Tuesday Sessions are for young people aged 6 to teen. Run over 4 weeks.

AND also included –

  • relaxation techniques
  • games for growth led by the older children
  • yoga
  • affirmations that work
  • gratitude as a way of life
  • charismatic and powerful body language
  • Qi Gong and Tai Chi especially for kids
  • effortless intention setting
  • mindfulness and more
  • taking responsibility
    Each class is £6 which you can pay as you go, or book in the link below.
    £20 for the 4 weeks payable on the first session.
    Tuesdays 5.15pm – 6.30pm

I also offer one to one and family support, or alternatively get a group of children together and I will come to you and run the sessions.

Book Here or Pay as You Go

Let’s connect Linked In – I’d love to find out what you LOVE to do – janetyson.co.uk

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Oods, Harmony and Miracles – 2017 is your time

Are you Speaking into the Universe’s Listening?

What are you ready to create for 2017 –  are your intentions clear?

I’ve a little red book containing quotes, affirmations and intentions  and I’m conjuring up some more ready for 2017.unnamed

Reading it through and reflecting, I realise why some of the things came to be and also why some of them haven’t – my language wasn’t clear, the intention not confident, belief weak,  and I wasn’t speaking into the Universe’s listening or my own effectively, also what was the big reason?

It’s also fascinating how some  intentions came to pass a few years on and not the year of writing, again largely because I didn’t specify it and there wasn’t clarity and reason.

 

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One of my intentions is to spend 4 or more hours each week at the allotment – always a space for contemplation and meditation. To connect with my Ood and to remind others to do the same (see next post on Ood) click here for my Allotment Rascal Page

I’d also written down a meditation from Jack Canfield’s book – The Key to Living The Law of Attraction (2011). He suggests spending time each day in quiet contemplation, prayer or meditation and this was his simple invocation –

“…in seeking to transform our lives. We ask for guidance and clarity.
We ask that we find our purpose, our mission in life. We ask for divine inspiration.
We ask to be of service.
We ask for help in releasing any old negative or limiting thought patterns.
We ask that our thoughts and actions unfold for the greater good of all people.
We ask that miracles unfold not only in our own life’s but in the lives of others
We are thankful
We ask for peace
We ask for harmony
We ask to make a difference in the world.

There is an inner alchemy that takes place through prayer and meditation. These are the transformational processes that will change you on a cellular level.  They will literally change your brain wave patterns”

It’s good to be re-minded  as many of these words have also been poignant in 2016.

So a Happy New Year to you, may your spells create harmony , miracles and ood.   Where will you start in 2017?

If you believe,  you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Matthew 21:22

Jane
Keep On Playing

Join us at one of our Meet Ups in 2017 – Random Dialogues

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IAMBE Flashes

Iambe was the Greek Goddess of laughter and poetry, daughter of Pan and Echo.

One day, whilst working close to the city of Athens, Iambe met Demeter, goddess of harvest and agriculture. Demeter had come down from the heavens,  consumed with grief for the loss of her daughter, Persephone.  She was not eating,  drinking, talking or smiling and this was also depleting and destroying the surrounding lands.  In one account,  Iambe in an act of sisterhood, connects and communicates with Demeter’s heart by flashing her vagina and telling jokes, which shocks her and also makes her laugh and transforms her state of grief! Demeter begins to eat, drink and smile again which restores balance and harmony to the lands and people around.

So why am I writing about this peculiar story? In 2017 I’m launching a ‘Communication and Connection model for kids, families, business, schools… well everyone. This week I was searching for a word to  encompass their whole.  At one point I even looked up to the sky and requested one, 3 days later IAMBE landed :

Sipping tea and waiting for a grieving friend in a coffee shop called Benugo at Waterloo station, I considered this name. Was it a play on words – Be nu go? I’d been discussing with my business partner his behaviour model and wondered if this could be poetically arranged too.  We’d also been reciting a mantra linked to his model –

‘I am who I say I am
Because what I say I am
That is who I am’ Ⓒ

So in the spaces, I questioned who ‘I am being’ and played with these words and created IAMBE. Upon Googling it I found out she was the goddess who communicates and connects through laughter and play. This is exactly what we do in our business collaboration: Random Dialogues.

What a great way to BE.

‘I am who I say I am
Because what I say I am
That is who I am’ Ⓒ

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‘Iambic’ verse also stems from Iambe’s name and her jokes and playful nature and was often used by Shakespeare in his plays and sonnets, an example being ‘To Be or not to Be’.

‘I Am that I Am’ the common English translation of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14).

 Come and Play

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Workshops & Classes for 2017

Workshops and classes coming up in 2017  for adults 

Mindfulness, Mindset & More
February 8th Refresh Café 11.30am – 1.00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-mindset-more-tickets-29281061443 

How to Be Positive & Playful
Wednesday 22nd March 10.00am – 12.00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-a-positive-and-playful-person-tickets-30188420378

Mindfulness, Mindset & More
Wednesday 19th April –  7.00pm – 9.00pm Guildford
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-mindset-more-tickets-30188513657

Family Connection, Communication & Core Values using a R.E.A.L approach
Thursday 18th May 7.00pm – 9.00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-connection-communication-core-values-tickets-30188497609

How To Be Positive and Playful
Thursday 15th June 7.00pm – 9.00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-a-positive-playful-being-tickets-30188556786

How to Get Motivated & Stay Motivated.
Wednesday 20th  September 11.00am – 1.00pm

A R.E.A.L approach for families  – Connection, Communication & Core Values
Thursday 19th October 7.00pm – 9.00pm

visit also www.randomdialogues.com

Yoga for Kids in Jan / Feb Guildford

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confidence-connection-classes-for-kids-tickets-29475310447

 

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