Mindfulness Made Fun: The Stix Programme
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by Stix Mindfulness
4d ago
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be guiding you through the current Stix mindfulness programme. Our four categories of activities teach the basics of mindfulness, with each section covering a fundamental skill to help introduce wellbeing techniques to children. The Stix Remotes use audio, lights, and vibrations to bring mindfulness activities to life, making mindfulness tangible and enjoyable for young minds. The programme: Mindfulness of the breath Mindfulness of the heart Mindfulness of the body Mindfulness of thoughts and feelings This week we’ll be looking at a crucial element ..read more
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Score with mindfulness: Our new penalty activity for Euro 2024
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by Stix Mindfulness
1w ago
On Thursday night, we all celebrated England’s win in Euro 2024 and with the final to come this weekend, it may well be coming home! As tensions and anticipation rise up and down the country, it is important to remember the power of mindfulness and focus for us and the players themselves. On that note, we are excited to announce our newest activity, mindful penalties, part of our new sport category coming soon. Welcome to a mindfulness exercise designed to improve focus, visualisation and maintain calm under pressure. It helps children develop mental resilience, which is just as important off ..read more
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The Brain Series: The Hippocampus
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by Liam Murphy
3w ago
Welcome back to the brain series, where we explore the intricate workings of different sections of the brain, understand their roles, their development in children, and how mindfulness can enhance their functions. In our last post, we delved into the amygdala, the brain's emotional core. Today we will focus on the hippocampus, a critical structure for memory and learning. By learning about the roles of the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and the visual cortex, we can develop strategies to regulate our emotional responses and thus improve mental health. What is the hippocampus? Th ..read more
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The Brain Series: Amygdala
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by Liam Murphy
1M ago
A series on the Mindful brain Welcome back to the brain series, where we explore the intricate workings of different sections of the brain, understand their roles, their development in children, and how mindfulness can enhance their functions. The last post was on the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s executive power. Today, we’ll focus on the brain’s emotional core, the Amygdala. By learning about the role of the Amygdala, prefrontal cortex, Hippocampus and the visual cortex, we can develop strategies to regulate our emotional responses and thus improving mental health. What is the Amygdala ..read more
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Stix Remotes: Innovating Mindfulness for Children
Stix Mindfulness Blog
by Liam Murphy
1M ago
In today’s blog we’re excited to talk you through your child’s experience when using the Stix remotes whilst simultaneously diving into what’s happening inside the technology behind it.  Designed as two handheld devices, the Stix Remotes guide children through screen-free mindfulness exercises. Seamlessly connected, they produce audio, lights and vibrations to bring mindfulness activities to life, making mindfulness tangible and enjoyable for young minds. Using Stix remotes: A step-by-step guide to screen-free mindfulness 1. When your children pick up the Stix remotes, they’ll immediat ..read more
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The Brain Series: Prefrontal Cortex
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by Liam Murphy
1M ago
A series on the Mindful Brain Welcome to the Brain Series, a 5-part blog series where we will dive into the different sections of the brain, understanding their roles, how they develop in children and the way in which mindfulness benefits their functions. We will also share tips on teaching your children about their brain and discussing the positive effects this can have on their lives. Understanding the different parts of the brain is important as it allows us to explore and manage our emotions more effectively. By knowing how areas like the amygdala and prefrontal cortex influence fear, pl ..read more
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Inside Stix Mindfulness: Our Journey
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by Liam Murphy
1M ago
You know the product, but do you know about our journey getting here? Discover how Stix Mindfulness was created by the father and son founders, John and Liam. Read on to explore how Stix was first created, the development process we went through, and the motivations that continue to drive us forward. At the end of the article we have a poll for you to let us know content we should write about next! Where it all began   The Stix concept was first created in 2019, whilst Liam was studying Product Design at Brighton University. The inspiration for the concept came from Liam’s experience ..read more
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The Balancing act of addressing Children’s screen time
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by Liam Murphy
2M ago
In the age of digital technology, our children’s screentime has become a topic of debate among parents, educators and health professionals alike. Research shows that  preschoolers spend over 6 hours a week online. As devices become increasingly intertwined with our lives, many parents grapple with the question: should guilt be attached to children’s screen time? Balancing the undeniable benefits of technology with the potential drawbacks is a challenge that requires careful consideration and a mindful approach. The case for caution Excessive screen time has been considered as one of th ..read more
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Understanding the surge: Mental health in children today
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by Liam Murphy
2M ago
Now that Mental Health Week has come to an end, it is important that the discussion continues. Part of this needs to focus on the shocking rise in the amount of children with mental health conditions over the past decade. We must delve into understanding why this surge has been so significant and how it is being tackled. What we know The children’s society charity’s report into children’s mental health from 2022, shows that children’s happiness continues to decline. The statistics are stark: In the last three years alone, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has i ..read more
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Our Stix Experience: Supporting Symptoms of PTSD
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by Liam Murphy
2M ago
From calming minds before bed, to reducing anxious thoughts, hearing customer feedback is what keeps us thriving at Stix HQ. We recently spoke with Susie, who bought a set of Stix Remotes for her child who suffers from symptoms of PTSD. "We have been actively using our Stix, typically before bed to calm our minds." Said Susie. When Susie first got in touch with us at Stix, she told us about the long NHS waiting list they have been on for specialist therapy, she was looking for something to help fill the gap whilst waiting. It’s estimated that 50-70% of people will experience a trauma at s ..read more
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