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12 Bite-sized Mindfulness Activities
- emotional intelligence
What If You Could Give Your Kid Life Skills To ...
… de-stress and calm down,
navigate difficult emotions,
focus on what matters,
and nurture empathy, kindness, and positivity?
The good news is that …
… with mindfulness practice, you can nurture all of those skills.
Get started with the activities below:
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 train mindfulness...read more
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 a few minutes anywhere you can sit or...read more
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 children is the mindfulness...read more
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...read more
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 few. The challenging task is...read more
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