Breathing Buddies

Breathing Buddies

A Social Initiative Project

Through mindfulness meditation, we teach children from 3 – 18 years a proven technique to overcome stress with the help of a Breathing Buddy.

Buy a Breathing Buddy – $20 (About R240)


Our mission is to provide children with tools to combat stress and emotional trauma.

WHAT ARE BREATHING BUDDIES

THE PROBLEM

Children in South Africa are living in environments both at home and in school that expose them to violence, severe distress, and trauma. The more vulnerable the individual, the less access typically to support structures and fewer resources for self- soothing. Lack of coping mechanisms can lead to inadequate emotional resilience, and increased chances of the child failing in later life.

THE NEED

Childhood self-control predicts physical and mental health, management of anxiety, ADHD, substance dependence, personal finances, and criminal offending outcomes – following a gradient of self-control. Training of their attentional circuitry helps children to not only focus, but also manage distressing emotions.

THE SOLUTION

Through mindfulness meditation, we teach children from 3 – 18 years a proven technique to overcome stress with the help of a Breathing Buddy. Lying down, the child places the Breathing Buddy on their stomach, and concentrates in the toy as they inhale and exhale. The boy or girl will quickly regain their composure- typically within 2 – 3 minutes.

PLEASE HELP

I am looking for business groups, NGO’s, corporates, individuals and social initiative groups to get involved and sponsor Breathing Buddies to as many children and schools as possible. I will be instrumental in teaching and being involved at a grassroots level. *breathing buddies handmade in South Africa by Woza Moya crafters. Funds generated by sales directly support this community.

Please complete the short form if you would like to get involved or make a donation to this cause.

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The Mindfulness – Heartfulness & Compassionate living based Therapy

Robyn embraces a compassion- focused approach to therapy, encompassing skills and practices of mindfulness and heartfulness.  The focus being on helping clients to connect with their inner wisdom, to cultivate mindful awareness, to develop compassionate courage, and to experience the empowerment they need to move forward in lives of meaning, purpose and vitality. This approach leads to immediate changes and improvements in:

  • Nutrition (plant-based)
  • Releasing addictions and self sabotaging behavior
  • Acceptance and compassion towards self, others and all life
  • Developing an internal locus of control
  • Emotional regulation
  • Overall peace and equanimity

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind” Einstein

Make an Appointment

Please call (082)414-3108 or fill out the contact form and I will call back to you as soon as possible.

“You endure because of yourself, and survive because of others”

Davey du Plessis

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace”

Albert Schweitzer

Robyn Wolff

As a practicing registered counsellor and mindfulness- heartfulness & compassionate living coach for over the past decade, Robyn Wolff has developed the effective skills to address a diverse range of social and personal issues. Her insight and experience has provided an in-depth view into seeking viable solutions that result in effective and positive change within each individual. Equipped with over 13 years’ experience, a diploma in Pre-primary education, honors in Psychology and Mindfulness- Heartfulness training. Robyn Wolff utilizes her experience and knowledge to provide the effective solutions.Robyn’s approach is all rooted in compassion –focused therapy, which major key component is to use compassionate mind training to help people develop and work with experiences of inner-warmth, safeness and soothing, via compassion and self-compassion. Robyn Wolff works in accordance to the code of ethics and professional practice of the organization HPCSA.