WELLBEING workshops, “empowering” guest speakers and live music are all being brought together for a family fun day.
As well as providing a family day out, this month’s Mindfulness Festival is aimed at raising money for the Wellness Pavilion at Rosebud Secondary College.
The Wellness Pavilion will offer meditation sessions, counselling support and innovative programs for college students and youth and families within the wider community.
Music at the festival will be played by The Warrains, SugaTree, Drew Bowden, Lady and the Tramps and The Daddios.
Guest speakers will join yoga, meditation and nutrition practitioners as they demonstrate child and teen friendly techniques to help youngsters tackle life’s challenges and feel calm and energised.
Stalls will sell healthy food.
Mindfulness and mental health guest speakers Dr Craig Hassed and Dr Geoff Toogood and Ian Ward will suggest techniques for young people to find ways to develop their personal resilience and passions.
“There’s such a pressing need to provide broader support and life skills for children and adolescents and mindfulness is life’s most important life skill,” senior lecturer at Monash University and co-author of Mindful Learning Dr Hassed said.
Dr Toogood said it was important for families to “take time out and set good habits for life”.
“Our communities thrive when we feel happy and connected.”
The Mindfulness Festival, 11am–5pm Saturday 28 November at Boneo Maze and Mini Golf, Limestone Rd, Boneo.
Tickets: $25 adult, $20 child, $23 senior, $80 family of four (additional children $15 each), include mini golf.
Call 5988 6385 to pre-purchase tickets or at www.southernpeninsulaartscentre.com
Program at www.boneomaze.com.au