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Harold Wood mum-of-two to launch meditation and mindfulness classes for children and teens

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 April 2017

Hayley Bampton has started up her own business called Happy Little Minds with Hayley which teaches children aged three-18 about mindfulness and meditation.

Hayley Bampton has started up her own business called Happy Little Minds with Hayley which teaches children aged three-18 about mindfulness and meditation.

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Driven by her own experiences growing up, a mum-of-two will be launching meditation and mindfulness classes for children and teenagers.

Hayley Bampton, 32, of Harold Wood, is keen to help lift the weight of everyday issues such as anxiety, bullying and exam pressures from young people’s shoulders, through her Happy Little Minds with Hayley

classes.

She said: “These days, children are under so much pressure with school, their social lives, families and homework every week and because of all of this, no one really sits down and stops to take a step back from it all.

“Children suffering from anxiety is on the rise and it’s really important to recognise this and help where we can.”

The classes, which will be for those aged three to 18, will teach youngsters how to cope in stressful situations. Techniques include breathing exercises and methods to relax the mind.

Hayley knew she wanted to help people so decided to set up the business because she suffered with anxiety as a child.

“I’ve not just picked up a textbook and now I’m pretending to understand what they’re going through – I’ve been through it myself.

“It’s not easy and especially with exams coming up, I want to help keep children calm.”

The Happy Little Minds with Hayley classes, which will

take place throughout the borough, will be launched next week at the Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane, Collier Row, on Wednesday.

Hayley said: “I would love for my classes to be rolled out to all schools – I do think they could do a lot of good.”

For more information visit happylittlemindswithhayley.co.uk


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