Making Mindful Children: How mindfulness can benefit your child

What is mindfulness? What does mindfulness do? How can my child benefit?

Mindfulness is an appropriate strategy to help reduce worrying thoughts that are possibly creating anxiety. Mindfulness is when we become focused on the present moment and become consciously aware of something. Therefore, certain mindfulness activities are explored using the senses.

The reason for this is because our senses help engage us in the present and help us to notice what is happening around us. By focusing on one sense, we engage in mindfulness. Mindfulness activities like mindful smelling and mindful listening are great strategies that can help manage these thoughts and feelings of worry and anxiety. There are many more strategies that can be used. Mindful listening and smelling are just a small snippet of what can help these thoughts and feelings.

Meditation is another form of mindfulness as it focuses on the present moment. It also allows your mind, body, and spirit to rest and therefore can benefit your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Mindfulness meditation focuses on breath work to calm and reduce negative feelings in the body.

There is a plethora of activities that can help bring mindfulness forth. To start your child’s mindfulness journey at home, we have provided you with some at home suggestions below.

Prefer guided mindfulness interventions for your child? Our Mindful Magic group program provides innovative methods of mindfulness to help reduce stress, worry and anxiety, teaching children how to work their own magic using their mind.
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