Through my unique programmes I work with children to teach them tools and techniques to implement and practice mindfulness in their daily lives. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rethinking the past or imagining the future.
Teaching and practicing mindfulness with children has been shown to reduces behaviour problems, aggression, anxiety, stress and low mood and improves their happiness levels, self-regulation, and ability to pay attention in life.
Christine Collins brought her ‘Worthy of Wellbeing’ mindfulness programme to the 5th & 6th class students of Cloontuskert NS. The seven-week programme provided a very supportive, warm and engaging environment as well as practical skills that the pupils put to good use straight away.
We only have a glowing report about Christine, her rapport with the pupils and of course the very engaging nature of her programme. She arrived early, was very well prepared and was highly engaging. She has a wealth of resources readily accessible.
I would highly recommend Christine at ‘Worthy of Wellbeing’, to any school who seeks an effective tool for helping students become the best people they can be.
Padraig Connerton, Principal, Cloontuskert N.S.
We were lucky enough to have Christine Collins of Worthy of Wellness in Scrabbagh National School for two 7-week sessions over the past two years. The children and students thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from Christine’s classes. She taught us all new ways of thinking about and responding to the day-to-day issues that might sometimes build up and lead to worries and anxieties. Her manner is so calm and positive yet she deals with real issues that affect children on a daily basis. I highly recommend Christine and her techniques.’
Aileen Keane, Principal, Scrabbagh N.S
Christine from Worthy of Wellbeing was like a breath of fresh air when she came to our school to deliver a 12-week mindfulness programme. She has such a natural calming energy, she fitted into the school community perfectly, meaning the relationships she built with the students was fantastic. Over the 12 weeks there were sessions on worry, gratitude, anxiety, friendship, bullying and emotions. She then gave strategies to help with these such as mindful breathing, mindful listening and meditation. The students especially loved when Christine brought in different sound instruments and also enjoyed the breathing exercises that she shared. The skills that the students have learnt over the 12 weeks are lifelong and I have no doubt will benefit them as they journey through school. Thank you, Christine, I can see a huge difference in our school community since the beginning of the programme and we are extremely grateful for the work you have done. We look forward to working with Worthy of Wellbeing again soon. Thank you, Christine, keep it up.
Brian Duke (acting principal) Clooncagh N.S
6 to 12 weeks
The topics I cover during my work include
Calming the mind
Kindness to yourself and others
Emotions and thoughts
The sessions can also be very much tailored to your organisation or school but usually last around 60 minutes each
If you work with children in and around County Roscommon and think my wellbeing programme would be beneficial to your children your school or organisation then please send me an enquiry.
Mon 17th to Fri 21st July (10am - 1pm)
in Strokestown Community Centre,
This camp will focus on mindfulness and include a mixture of activities including music and games to cover a range of topics.
If you are interested in enrolling your child into Worthy of Wellbeing's' Summer Camp in July 2023 please submit your interest below
What the children say
"I looked forward to the class each week. I like to visualise the emotion train. I would like to have more classes with Christine."
"I would recommend everything that she did with us. I would always look forward to her Tuesday visits. I felt able to tell her how I felt. She made worry boxes and sometimes we wrote compliments about each other. That was really nice. I would recommend her all the way."
"I liked everything you did about mindfulness. You are so creative with all that you do. I hope you can come back next year. I wish you all the very best."
"I loved these classes, they always calmed me down and made me happy, comfortable and sleepy! Christine is the best mindfulness teacher you will ever get. She is the best for meditation. She always put a smile on my face. I wish she could be here permanently!"
"I liked Christine’s classes. She was really kind. I liked when we closed our eyes. She taught us to keep calm. I like the mindful listening. I loved her mindfulness jar. I liked the calm colouring. I liked that she came on Tuesdays. She was really fun."
"I always looked forward to her coming, Lately, when I’m nervous or scared, I do the mindful breathing. I also really liked the activities she did with us and all the musical instruments she brought in. I learned a lot."
"I really enjoyed when she came. She helped me to think and to relax. When she played mindful games with us, she made my brain feel calm and my stress floated away.."
"I loved Christine. She was very nice and kind. I loved the meditation and the mind jar. Everything was just so calming. I always looked forward to Tuesdays. I felt happier doing the exercises."
" I liked it. The best bit was the visualisation and the bell. You’d almost fall asleep with the waterfall noise on the speaker."
"What I really liked about Christine was that she taught us how to stay calm and not to lash out. I liked how easy it was to talk to her. I loved everything about her classes and I hope she comes back."
"I feel that she helped me understand myself a bit better.."