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School Visits

Andrew is in Cape Town from August 1 - September 30th. Please reach out to arrange a visit. Here are suggested options.

School Visit - Cultivating Calm

Time: Half Day (5 hours)

These visits are focused on introducing the basics of using breath to feel calmer and happier. We do the snuggle breathing meditation, followed by reading The Boy Who Searched For Silence which helps kids to find silence within themselves.  Suitable across all ages.

If there is time, Andrew will lead a group creative writing process to encourage student creativity and love of writing stories.

Teachers can continue with the basic breathing practices in class and help pupils evolve their individual creative writing.

 

Parent Talk - Why the Last 20 Minutes of the day matter (to the brain)

Time: 60 min

The evening bedtime ritual is a key moment to support your children, nourish your relationship and give you the confidence you need to know you are being great parents. This talk builds off Andrew’s TEDx talk and empowers you to make the most of the end of each day so that your kids wake up with confidence and high self esteem.

Learn about:

  • How to heal trauma at night while sleeping.
  • The importance of your snuggles to create confidence for them and you!
  • The value of basic mindfulness and presence with kids.
  • How to attune with children to reduce stressful interactions.
  • How to use breath to help kids self- regulate.
  • Social and emotional skills your child wants to learn from you (and how to model      them)
  • The Conscious Discipline Brain State model to inspire self discipline.
  • 4 things you can influence to create a better connection at bedtime.


Teacher Training - The power of story-time to create belonging and safety

Time: 1 hour -  3-hours workshop 

Story-time is so much more than reading a book. It is rich with hidden mystery that you can use to lead children into some of the longest standing lessons and memories of their lives. Central to story time is the experience of self-recognition and identification with the characters in the story. Am I like the character? Or different to them? Have I faced their challenge before? Can I learn from them?

Please join in this playful exploration of story where we will discuss:

  • The role of story at different times of the day.
  • How you can set the atmosphere for best receptivity.
  • The benefit of making up a new story to help teach a skill.
  • The power of story to create safety and belonging.
  • Encouraging parents to read in the last 20 minutes of the day.
  • Why the repetition of favorite stories is helpful.
  • Bringing the characters to life outside of storytime.
  • The difference between reading with and reading to.

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