A PAIR of sessions are being held to teach families the best way to deal with stress.

On Saturday, August 10, parents and their kids are being invited to special tutorials where they will be able to learn more about mindfulness - a simple form of meditation which is good for mental health.

The technique, which involves teaching people how to be entirely present in the moment, as well as understanding their own emotions and what’s going on around them, is thought to improve the mental health of participants.

Taking place at Geilston Garden in Cardross on Saturday, the day will start with a session specifically designed for children.

The younger session is designed to “encourage young ones and their families to interact with the natural environment and find out more about the produce growing in the kitchen garden.”

The first session will start at 10.30am, and is priced at £5 per child.

Another workshop, aimed at adults, will take place later in the day at 2pm, combining the practice and theory of mindfulness, and will enable “participants to experience how mindfulness can lead to sustainable changes in their lives”.

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Tickets for the adult event are priced at £10, and can be purchased through the National Trust of Scotland website.