The Art of "Chill-Axing"


Does your 8-13 year old struggle with stress, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed? Do they have difficulty regulating their emotions? Are they quick to anger, withdraw, or meltdown?

Join The Hummingbird Centre's Occupational Therapist (OT) Leah Gencheff in this fun interactive 8-week group therapy program where we will practice mindfulness, yoga, and breathing techniques.

We will gain a better understanding of how the mind-body connection can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and stress and promote positive self-regulation strategies.  We will explore all 8 senses (yes there are 8 senses in the body!) as a tool to cultivate relaxation and mindfulness. We hope to create a supportive space that encourages children to connect with others, learn practical tools, and develop self-reflection practice.


These group sessions have been designed for males and females between 8 - 13 years old and will be held at Yoga Body Works on King St in Newcastle. Bookings are essential and made through The Hummingbird Centre.


The fee for this entire group program is $320 ($40 per session) and needs to be paid upfront.


Week 1: 7/05/2020
Week 2: 14/05/2020
Week 3: 21/05/2020
Week 4: 28/05/2020 (Excursion)
Week 5: 4/06/2020
Week 6: 11/06/2020
Week 7: 18/06/2020
Week 8: 25/06/2020 (Excursion)

Leah Gencheff

Occupational Therapist


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