Teens from girls' home practise 'mindfulness' to keep calm

EtonHouse starts outreach to help youth manage their emotions

Professional dancer and movement expert Daniel Sonic Rojas coaching Singapore Girls' Home residents during a mindfulness programme organised by the EtonHouse Community Fund. EtonHouse plans to expand the programme to other youth and children's homes.
Professional dancer and movement expert Daniel Sonic Rojas coaching Singapore Girls' Home residents during a mindfulness programme organised by the EtonHouse Community Fund. EtonHouse plans to expand the programme to other youth and children's homes.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

For 1½ hours, 10 girls from the Singapore Girls' Home stepped out of their daily routine to do something quite unusual - handstands, feet-stomping and paying attention to breathing in and out.

They were part of the first "mindfulness" session organised by the EtonHouse Community Fund, an independent charity of the EtonHouse Education Group, in October last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2019, with the headline 'Teens from girls' home practise 'mindfulness' to keep calm'. Print Edition | Subscribe