#AY Andover Youth FamilyLife Mental Health week

Mini Mindfulness- mental wellbeing sessions for young people

Woman’s business coach, Victoria Kennedy is branching out to offer ‘mini mindfulness’ sessions to children and young people via zoom to tackle issues young people are facing in their lives at the moment.

Victoria told Andover Radio 95.5 fm, that she began her support sessions to help “mainly those running businesses to overcome the feelings of overwhelm, procrastination, self doubt etc by giving them a safe space to explore their thoughts, get clear on their priorities and plan their next steps.”

Victoria is trained in NLP (Neurolinguistic programming) which is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) which is a psycho-social intervention that aims to focus on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, as well as energy healing, Positive Parenting and Mindfulness for children.

Victoria Kennedy


Over the last year of lockdowns many of my clients have enquired about and booked sessions with me for their young adults, mainly 15 to 18 yr olds as this last year has been so overwhelming and created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. This, coupled with my background in education, I worked for 11 yrs as a Primary School teacher, led me to setting up Mini Mindfulness sessions for children aged 6-16. I have separated the sessions into age groups to enable me to tackle issues and set tasks at age appropriate levels.

Why mindfulness is beneficial for young people?

😎 CULTIVATES SELF COMPASSION

👌 IMPROVES ALERTNESS

❤️ HELPS WITH UNDERSTANDING THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

🙏 BALANCES THEIR ENERGY

🗣️ BUILDS CLEARER COMMUNICATION & STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS

☺️ REDUCES ANXIETY AND STRESS

🖌️ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY

😍 CREATES HEALTHY SELF ESTEEM

Victoria will be running 3 sessions via zoom, costing just £3 :-

Monday @ 4pm 6-8 year olds: discovering who they are, what they like, how it ‘feels’ to be in their body

Tuesday @ 4pm 9-12 year olds: explore taking ownership over feelings, reactions and behaviours as well as employing techniques to help bring calmness to our mind.

Monday @ 7pm 13 Plus: safe space to explore techniques such as journaling, art therapy, meditation, visualisation, yoga etc to see what works for them. Creating boundaries for ourselves, having the confidence to say no, looking at decisions we make and how they shape our lives. 

Victoria wanted to ensure that the sessions were accessible to as many people as possible, being inclusive was something that Victoria thought carefully about she wanted to ensure that all children were catered for including those with neurodiverse needs. She has also worked hard to keep costs to a minimum to allow more people to benefit, along with no tie in, so sessions can be pay as you go, which will help more families in these tough times.

For more information or to discuss meeting your child’s needs on a 1-2-1 basis contact Victoria via her Facebook .

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