SNAC are delighted to be able to fund another ‘Relax Kids’ course in Durno, near Inverurie 1.30-3.30pm on sat 18th, 25th Feb & 11th March 2017 inclusive of all dates for children with JIA aged 6-11 from the local Aberdeen/shire area.
Relax Kids sessions are based on ‘7 steps’ of move; play; stretch; feel; breathe; believe; relax. The steps include games, yoga stretching, peer massage (optional), breathing techniques, positive affirmations and relaxation. The aim is to give each child an understanding of what is happening when they get anxious (mindfulness) and practise techniques they can use to give them back control.
Some highlights from parents of children who attended last year include
- Meeting others- children and carers;
- Seeing Caitlin happy in a group of children;
- Seeing my daughter coping better with new situations;
- how much he enjoyed it;
- Kaydee is benefitting from relaxation and doing it at home.
The Relax Kids course will be delivered by Donna Fairleys from her studio in Durno, about 6 miles north of Inverurie (3 Gordon Court, AB51 5ER). Donna’s studio is a very welcoming pleasant environment, warm with nice lighting and with lots of space in the car park.
There is a maximum capacity of 10-12 children aged 6-11 (p2-p7), parents are welcome to stay or leave, Inverurie is nearby. You’re welcome to watch or have tea/coffee in the adjacent room, partitioned by a curtain. Parents last year commented positively on the venue particularly the tea/coffee room which enabled them talk with each other.
There will be a break halfway through each session and children are asked to bring a snack and drink (where possible please avoid high sugar snacks/drink to enable relaxation).
If you are interested in a place please email email@example.com
as soon as possible to secure your place with the name & age of your child, contact e-mail and mobile telephone number.
Please find below a link which summarises last years group experiences: