Sati Pasala Bundoora held the ninth session at Nick Ascenzo Community Centre, 2 Boronia Avenue, Thomastown, 3074 VIC, Australia on Sunday the 14th July 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Altogether 25 children attended on the day and the following segments covered during the session.
- Understanding Mindfulness (S1): A discussion was initiated to re-introduce the term ‘SILENTLY’ used in SMS mode. A live demonstration was performed by facilitators to elaborate this further. A video clip on ‘Slow and Steady Wins the Race’ was shown to arouse more awareness of how to to be slow at your own pace when practicing mindfulness.
- Guided Practice (S2): Mindful walking and mindful sitting was practiced inside the hall.
- Mindful Activity (S3): The mindful activity ‘House of Cards’ was introduced to children 12 years and over and ‘Dominos’ was introduced to children 11 years and under through a few PowerPoint slides. The children were given the opportunity to play the game at the beginning of the session and their experience was discussed. After emphasizing the need to do each action ‘slowly, in silence and being mindful’ they were given another opportunity to play the game and understand the differences in two rounds.
- Reporting experiences (S4): Children’s experience on mindful walking and mindful sitting was discussed in small groups followed with instructions provided on how to improve their practice on an almost individual basis.