As you all will know well, mindfulness and meditation is so important to me and I talk about it often! I really think if everyone learned to meditate it would change the world, so when I met Julienne on Instagram I got excited! This amazing woman wants to teach children to meditate and she wants to do it with a teddy bear she designed called Mindful Moe!
So how can you get a toy for your child? Here is more information from their press release:
Meet Mindful Moe– the Cuddly
Pug that teaches Mindfulness to your Child.
Encouraging the mental,
emotional, social health and well-being of Children.
cuddly pug ‘Mindful Moe’ was lovingly created by
Julieanne Reel; founder of Mindful Kids Ireland in Northern Ireland. Julieanne has been working with children of
all ages for 25 years. She has been
teaching Mindfulness to children individually, with groups and in schools since
2014. Her kickstarter pre-order campaign
hopes to raise £25K in just 30 days. This will help to bring Mindful Moe in to the
arms of every child in Ireland, the EU and the UK.
says “I wanted to offer a way in to Mindfulness
that is fun, accessible and of genuine use in children’s daily lives and so I
created Mindful Moe. My goal with Mindful Moe is to help children realize how
amazing they are and to enrich their lives with Mindfulness. I want our children to learn coping skills, build
resilience and compassion for themselves and others. Moe will help with this”.
– is so much more than just a cute cuddly plush. Moe teaches the formal practise of Mindfulness (Meditation) at the touch of a little paw. His soothing boy’s voice guides your child using 3 different audio meditations: a calming meditation to practise, a meditation to aid sleep, and a loving kindness meditation to instil compassion for oneself and others. Moe keeps his little eyes closed as a reminder to look within – the secret to self-masterly.
what exactly is Mindfulness? Mindfulness simply
means present moment awareness, without judgement. It is about noticing and accepting what is
‘here’ in each moment as it unfolds, instead of ruminating over past events or
worrying about the future.
Mindfulness is not by any means airy fairy nor is it religious. It is backed by 1000’s of studies and neuroscientists
now view Mindfulness and Meditation as the top way to upgrade the brain, with
the potential to transform lives in many ways. It has been associated with
decreased activity in undesirable brain functions. It has the power to quieten
the inner critic and calm the busy mind. Mindfulness is recommended by the
National Institute of Clinical Excellence to improve the mental, emotional,
social health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults.
Growing up is not easy,
and sometimes it’s hard to cope with what life throws at you.
Our children’s lives are busy. Their minds can become cluttered and
access to too much information leads to over-thinking. Children worry and stress over lots of
things. More and more children are
presenting with challenging behaviour, symptoms of anxiety, low self-esteem and
self-doubt. Mindful Moe will teach
children Mindfulness. This will give them the space to manage their emotions
and the ability to self-regulate leading to a content, peaceful and happy
child. Mindful Moe is for suitable for
children age 3+ with all levels of ability.
Moe can help children with additional needs, ADHD and children on the
YOUR CHILD PEACE OF MIND – GIVE YOUR CHILD MINDFUL MOE!