What is mindfulness and how can it help my family?
Mindfulness is the simple process of living in the moment. Not worrying about past or future events, just being present in the here and now.
Mindfulness can be practised anywhere, anytime to help your busy mind and body to slow down and feel calmer and happier.
Benefits of mindfulness include:
Reduced anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed
Promotes feelings of happiness and a culture of kindness
As with learning any new skill, calming the mind through mindfulness takes time, practise and patience.
When practising with children, choose the right time for the whole family, relax and talk about how you are feeling before and afterwards.
Children can find sitting still and concentrating a tricky business. Don't feel disheartened if they lose interest, listen to your child's cues and try again another day.