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Labyrinths

Mindfulness

Labyrinths

I have been drawn to labyrinths for many years. There's an alluring mystery about them, no matter how familiar. The symbolism. The therapy in reward of use. The knowledge of sharing a powerful resource with beings of the past and present. A universal portal of spiritual connectedness through time that spans use across cultures through history and mythology. Read about these wooden finger labyrinths at the bottom of the blog. These days their popularity is increasing as an incredibly helpful tool for mindfulness and meditation, for people of all ages. While their popularity is increasing, labyrinths have been around over 4,000...

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Creating a Calm Basket

Mindfulness

Creating a Calm Basket

When children are experiencing emotional overwhelm, it is essential to help them work through this with first finding tools to calm. Rational thinking is developing below a surface of impulsive charges reacting to a surge of emotions that is their coping mechanism. Once a state of calm has been achieved, effective communication and problem-solving can take place in a connected matter between parent and child.  Through emotional regulation practices, we can teach children how to recognise and accept their emotions as being okay and normal, while working through problem-solving and methods of grounding. It is important to not shame children...

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Breath Awareness by Hannah @arkandluna

Mindfulness

Breath Awareness by Hannah @arkandluna

Breath awareness is the practice of doing simply that - bringing ourpresent attention to the experience of our breathing.We can notice the rise and fall of our stomach or chest, observe howthe breath flows in and out of our nose or mouth and focus on thesound and full experience of breathing. In doing so, we are bringingour mind back to the present moment. Breath awareness is a mindfulness skill that can be completedwherever we are. As parents, a moment to pause and connectsupports us to regain spaciousness of the mind instead of beingreactive in our responses to our children. Breath...

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