The ultimate mindfulness QUEST for kids
Welcome to MIMOverse!
MIIMOs are Masters of Invention, Mindfulness & Optimism and they need help from children on Earth!
myMIMO is a Creative & Social Emotional Learning adventure for kids aged 4-8 which can be facilitated in educational settings, through local workshops or accessed online from home.
Through the MIMO Quest kids are EMPOWERED to re:imagine and design the happiest version of themselves and their future... together.
myMIMO is a series of workshops that guide children through the Creative Industries to find what creative and self expressive activities they enjoy the most. At the same time, they are taken on a emotional well-being journey of self discovery and awareness - they learn about the chakras through guided visualisation and physical presence through breath work, body movement and yoga. The seven planets they visit represent the colours of the chakras. At the end of the programme, our 'Imaginauts®' reach the Ultra-Violet experience to reflect and share how they have nurtured the rainbow hearts of their MIMO hatchlings and created a happy and thriving MIMOpolis.
On each planet there is a task to solve which is based on a real world environmental concern. The kids are invited to help solve the problem through a design, crafting or eco-focused activity.
One of the main creative activities (for the 6-8yr olds) is to produce a stop-motion animation of their Quest which captures their overall experience. The 10th workshop or event is an Academy Awards & Art exhibition for the graduating 'Imaginauts®' to celebrate and share their adventures and inventive solutions with their families and friends.
Once the children have officially become "Imaginauts®" they have a narrative and context to further explore the activities they enjoy on their own or follow us for further activities, masterclasses and mindfulness practices which are released each month.
Join us as we LAUNCH to MIMOverse. Sign up here so we can send you an invite to it try out!
EQ (or EI) stands for Emotional Intelligence and SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning - a term used widely with educational settings.
The four areas of EQ are Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management.
These concepts were popularised in the 1990's by Daniel Goleman. Now they are considered the main factors in determining the extent to which we live a fulfilling, successful and happy life.
Emotional intelligence allows us to understand and manage our emotions in order to self-motivate and to create positive social interactions; self-awareness is the first step in realising our true potential.
Social distancing, remote learning and pressure on parents has had a significant impact on the mental and emotional well-being of our kids. myMIMO helps them identify, express and regulate their emotions and become more adaptable and resilient.
Our mindfulness practices help kids become more self aware and teaches them in a playful, engaging way how to adopt those practices in their daily lives. As they learn how powerful mindfulness practices can be they will carry them within through out their lives helping them to cope and be resilient in the face of changing circumstances.
While Covid19 and lockdowns have been tremendously challenging it has also shown us as parents how we can best support our children and how important their emotional well-being is above anything else.
Being creative and emotionally expressive helps kids learn how they might contribute in the most positive interactions and allows their true potential to unfold.
"Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fulfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. The ability to be creative, to create something from personal feelings and experiences, can reflect and nurture children's emotional health. The experiences children have during their first years of life can significantly enhance the development of their creativity.
Creative experiences can help children express and cope with their feelings. A child's creative activity can help parents and teachers to learn more about what the child may be thinking or feeling. Creativity also fosters mental growth in children by providing opportunities for trying out new ideas, and new ways of thinking and problem-solving. Creative activities help acknowledge and celebrate children's uniqueness and diversity." (PBS "The whole child")
CreativeEQ Play® is an educational approach using specific narratives, mindfulness techniques and creative activities to support a child's emotional well-being (EQ), self-expression and problem solving through guided play.
myMIMO is a CreativeEQ Play® solution for 4-8 year olds.
myMIMO and CreativeEQ Play® approach are developed by The Creative Rise CIC.
For a details on the CreativeEQ Play approach see the link below.
Covid19 and the national lockdowns have had a significant impact on the mental health and emotional well-being of our children.
Now is a great time for us to guide them in Mastering Invention, Mindfulness & Optimism!
"myMIMO is a fun, playful. engaging and deeply healing experience which I developed as a single mum with my three kids - who are now 3,7&9. We created this experience together and it seeded the beginnings of Post-Traumatic Growth for all of us while juggling some very difficult life circumstances. I've learnt that little humans have the ability to transform, adapt and thrive in the face of trauma if they are given the guidance, optimism and equipped with the mindset and tools to do so. My hope is that this experience benefits your children as much as it's helping my three. With much love, Amanda xox (Founder & CVO)
If there's one thing Covid19 has taught us it is how unpredictable life can be.
Our children are inheriting a "VUCA" world... one of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. The best way we can prepare them for their future is to help them become creative and innovative problem solvers and to develop the Emotional Intelligence that will enable them to be adaptable and resilient in the constantly changing circumstances they will face together.
As parents and educators the most powerful beliefs we can instil in our children is: a deep sense of optimism; to see challenges as an opportunity for personal growth and to light a pathway for them to discover their 'purpose' and lead happy, contented and fulfilling lives.
Our vision is that Creativity + EQ together are THE NORTH STAR of a thriving and harmonious human civilisation.
We aim to plant the seeds of Self Actualisation and guide the next generation into a future of purpose and compassion for themselves, each other and the planet.
We have signed up to the Creative Commons to share what we create and develop in the hope it will inspire further invention and innovation for the next generation. We ask that you credit The Creative Rise CIC or the myMIMO brand when using our intellectual property. In the spirit of Paying it Forward we would be delighted to see others sign up and share the Creative Commons love too.
This means 65% of our profit goes to projects, charities and initiatives that help us deliver our Theory of Change - Supporting families to unleash their creative genius and reach their greatest potential.