Mindful Mandala Project
In September 2015 Pause for Thought were approached by Claire Harbottle Independent Midwife and photographer to become involved in a very special project using a predominant art space in Leeds.
We ran this mindful art based activity adapted by Pause for Thought entitled Mindful Mandala Making sessions, every week for four weeks to attendees local artists, parents & children, midwives and birth workers as a gentle introduction to the philosophy of Mindfulness.
This was part of the nativity Hub art installation at union 105 leeds
Food for Thought
In this event in October 2015 pause for Thought delivered a workshop, presenting Emma Roberts and Dean Biddulph entitled Food for Thought.
At the vegan restaurant Roots & Fruits.
Emma spoke about her journey with Mindfulness practice and led a Mindful eating meditation.
Whilst Dean presented his journey to wellness by becoming more conscious and choosing a healthier lifestyle. Which for him included becoming a vegan.
In January 2016 Charlotte the 'Magpie Mama' invited us into her home to join her regular Rainbow Souls Mums Group whom meet weekly to deliver a session on Mindfulness.
We chose to deliver a mindful mandala session so that all ages could benefit.
The children both enjoyed and found it unusual when the mums went quiet! During the Mandala meditation.
To find out more about Charlotte check her out in social media and subscribe to her YouTube channel on Channel Mum
The Ladybird Project
The Ladybird Project, an arts organisation based in Leeds, runs a weekly skills share and wanted to have a session on Mindfulness and were struggling to find anyone to volunteer.
Mindful Miss Zen offered her services delivering the Mindful Mandala workshop to a range of artists and art students from the local area.
You can find out more about the project on social media too:
Applied Mindfulness Lectures
Emma Roberts leading a lecture on her bespoke course developed and copyrighted to Pause for Thought on applied Mindfulness for social work practice for 1st degree students at the University of Bradford.
Emma has been employed as a guest lecturer at Bradford University for the last two years delivering her bespoke programme three times a year to both undergraduate and masters level students as part of their readiness to practice module.
Mindfulness Events and Workshops
Miss Zen at the Leeds Yoga and Wellness Festival in July 2016
Delivering Mindful mandala class in the yoga studio as an Applied Mindfulness taster session.