Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment to experience it without judgment. Or James Baraz puts it this way, “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)”.
In this day and age, our minds are constantly buzzing, zoning out, going on auto-pilot or scanning some electronic device. Few moments are truly experienced. It’s hard with our busy lives and having to remember so many things. But if you try mindfulness, I think you will notice a difference in how you experience your life.
Why Mindfulness For Kids
I believe, and studies show, that mindfulness for young and old alike can help with stress, anxiety, depression, pain and so much more. Under the umbrella of mindfulness is heartfulness where we practice sending kind thoughts to others and, as a result, we build empathy and compassion.
There are some useful tools that I will pass on to you and your children so they will learn how to self-regulate, how to calm themselves before bed, to take a second to respond to someone instead of reacting. Together we will help our children feel more confident and comfortable as they move through childhood and into adolescence to prepare them for adulthood.