“I am relaxed and my breathing

is smooth.”

Scarlett, Reception

“It makes me feel calm.  I can

use it when I’m too excited.”

Maxton, Year 3

“I think it makes me feel a bit calmer, it helps me to concentrate.”

Emma, Year 4


“It makes you feel more relaxed,

confident and calm.”

Florence, Year 2

“It helps me to be a bit more awake and more relaxed.”

Megan, Year 5

"It makes me feel calm. I do it every night when I’m in bed. It helps me fall asleep.”

Bethany, Year 3

What is mindfulness?


Mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment in the mind, body and external environment, with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. It is typically developed by a range of simple meditation practices, which aim to bring a greater awareness of thinking, feeling and behaviour patterns, and to develop the ability to manage these with greater skill and compassion.

Created by Henck van Bilsen, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Clinical Psychologist at the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Partnership (CBT) in New Zealand.