YOGADOO using yoga as therapy in schools

YOGADOO has been chosen to work on a Solution Focused therapy programme with a group of  Primary School children in Bath. 

Solution Focused Therapy is an approach that was established in the 1980's. What's different about the Solution Focused approach is it’s all about finding out what the client would prefer their future to look like, and what their strengths and skills are in order for them to be able to achieve their preferred future by building on what they are doing well already. It's solution building,not problem solving

YOGADOO Founder, Lucy Aston is supporting Solution Focused therapist, Tara Gretton on a six week course of Solution Focused Practice with the nine Year 5 pupils, using arts and crafts to help them to understand their feelings and strengths and they are also having the chance to learn how to practice yoga and mindfulness to try and help learn about their bodies and the connection of the breath and how they feel.

The combination of Solution Focused Practice and Yoga is proving very successful, with all of the children in the group giving feedback of how the yoga and breathing exercises helped them to feel calmer and more grounded and the Solution Focused therapy helping them to understand their emotions.

Tara Gretton Founder of Solution Revolution said: "The shared values of the two practices was evident in abundance, in that there is such value in the individual, that it encourages people  to recognise their inner strength and resourcefulness. Bringing the two together highlights the connection between our mind and body and how each influence and support each other! Both practices are about valuing  and respecting people and enabling people to build on their inner strengths to achieve their best hopes. Pure Magic!"

Founder of YOGADOO, Lucy Aston said: “Yoga and mindfulness are very powerful tools to teach children how to connect their body to their mind and their emotions. And the results we are already seeing are just incredible. The way YOGADOO teaches yoga to children is through fun, and engaging activities but the young people will feel the benefits of their practice immediately.”

If you would like to find out more about YOGADOO’s work using yoga as therapy with children and young people with specialist needs and challenges, please contact Founder of YOGADOO, Lucy Aston.