“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” ~Sharon Salzberg
Mindfulness can take many forms including, breathing, meditation, walking meditation, body poses, yoga and focusing on our five senses. It can also consist of art, drawing, listening to music, colouring in or just sitting in the moment. Children and adolescents enjoy mindfulness activities as it gives them a space between their feelings and behaviours.
When practiced as a part of our routine, mindfulness is an effective tool to reduce anxiety, depression and improve the relationship we have with ourselves. Our clinicians use mindfulness in a number of ways including through art, play and breathing techniques. Vanessa is also a qualified Peaceful Kids Facilitator and has worked with children and adolescents for many years using a range of mental health counselling techniques.
According to Rogers (2014) when mindfulness is taught to children and adolescents, they are able use this to focus on the present, giving them a sense of self control over their thoughts and emotions.
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