What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you're mindful, you're taking your time. You're focusing in a relaxed, easy way.
Why is mindfulness important?
Being mindful helps you:
The more you practise, the better you get!
Every Jigsaw lesson includes mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is being able to observe your own thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, applying no judgement. Jigsaw teaches children to understand their thoughts and feelings using the Calm Me time exercises (using the Jigsaw Chime). Below is a link to an example of a ‘Calm Me’ audio exercise.