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3 Super Simple Mindfulness Techniques To Keep Your Practice Alive During Harder Times

Does this sound remotely familiar? “I’m way too busy to practice mindfulness.” “I have so many things to do that I’ll forget about them if I pause and practice.” “Not today, but tomorrow for sure!” I often feel this way ...
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Playful Mindfulness – Walk on a Rainbow

I was recently asked how to introduce mindfulness to a child who is not interested in meditation. Many children associate mindfulness with sitting meditation, but mindfulness is much more than that. Sitting practice is just one way to experience and ...
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Mindful Feet – A Body Scan For Children

The body scan is a quick and effective mindfulness practice to help with stress and overwhelming emotions such as anger. With children you might want to start with “Mindful Feet,” a shorter body scan exercise that can be done in ...
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Mindfulness Toolbox For Children

As a Child and Family Therapist and Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor, I frequently get questions from parents who are at a loss for how to incorporate mindfulness into their family’s busy schedule. One of my favorite techniques to use with ...
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Mindfulness For Children – Loving-Kindness – Sending Kind Thoughts

Loving-kindness meditation is the practice of sending well-wishes towards yourself and other people. It’s effortless. You simply sit with your eyes closed, and imagine sending love and kind thoughts. Loving-kindness meditation offers a beautiful way to connect with your child, has a calming ...
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Mindfulness For Children — 3 Ways To Be Mindful Of Our Emotions

As a child therapist, I am frequently asked by children how to make their big emotions go away, and I try my best to explain the difficult-to-understand fact that we all have big emotions—excitement, anger, sadness, and happiness—to name a ...
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3 Kid-Friendly Techniques for Identifying Feelings

Are you looking for ways to communicate with your child about feelings? Are you tired of getting the same, “I’m fine” or “I’m good” response day after day? One of my favorite parts of being a child therapist is helping ...
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Mindfulness Activities For Children – Daily Gratitude

With gratitude, you acknowledge the goodness in your life. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Hundreds of studies have documented the social, physical, and psychological benefits of gratitude. Emma Seppala, Associate Director at the ...
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Mindfulness For Children – Take Five Exercise

The “Take Five” exercise is super simple to remember and can be used on-the-spot when we’re overwhelmed, need some space to think, and when we want to calm down to make better choices. You can use it pretty much anywhere, at any ...
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Mindfulness Meditation for Children – The Raisin Meditation

I love this one! It’s such a fun and yummy way to introduce mindfulness meditation to kids. They will most likely love it, so go ahead and try this fun meditation for children. It’s called “The Raisin Meditation,” but you can use any ...