My name is Bianca Browne and I work in Cape Town as a mindfulness teacher. My focus is offering mindfulness in an Education setting.
I have trained with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and The Mindfulness Network (in association with Bangor University in Wales), to offer a variety of programs to students, teachers and parents.
”Daily cultivation of moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness, or mindfulness, can have a profound effect on our health and wellbeing, on our symptoms, our anxious thoughts and emotions, our body, and our relationships at home, at work and beyond.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
We all experience stress – adults and children. It is a part of being human. In some situations it can be helpful. e.g. a surge of adrenaline to help us jump out of the way of an oncoming car. But when the “threats” are not life-threatening such as an upcoming exam or a challenging relationship, and the body is still flooded with stress hormones, this is when stress can have a negative effect on us – physically and psychologically.
Mindfulness offers us a way to change our relationship to stress. A participatory way in which we can contribute to our own psychological and physical wellbeing. A way in which both adults and children can ease the effects of stress on the body and mind.
In recent years, the number of research projects investigating mindfulness has grown exponentially, scientifically validating the benefits of this practice.