Practice Your Mindfulness Skills With Your Children This Easter
As we head into Easter, it's a great time of the year to spend some relaxing and quality time with your children and family. What better time to absorb and share all the things around you.
Jenny Maydon, our ADO counsellor, has provided a little taster of how to embrace mindfulness, with some useful tips aimed at parents and children.
"Easter is a time of year bursting with colours and smells, and taking a bit of time with your children to use your senses, to enjoy the spring, can help you all feel relaxed and connected to the nature around you.
Notice the golden daffodils, the spicey smells of the Hot Cross Buns, chocolate melting in your mouth and (fingers crossed!) the warm spring sun on your back while you listen to the birds sing.
This is Mindfulness, a form of relaxation which involves with connecting to what's around you, and living in the minute. Children do this naturally if given the space to do so, but we as adults often get so caught up in our busy lives that we don't get to enjoy the simple things around us. But you can enjoy the benefits of Mindfulness too by just focusing on what's around you in that moment with your child, using all your senses and encouraging them to do the same. It doesn't even have to take long, you could simply take the time together to notice the colour and smell of a spring flower.
If you want to learn more about how Mindfulness can benefit you and your family look out for details of our workshop for parents coming soon.
I hope you and your children have a fun, relaxing Easter."
Thanks Jenny! Some simple but effective ways to try out some mindfulness. Keep an eye out on our social media and news channels for the Spring Workshops schedule after Easter. You can find out more about some of our great workshops, get to know more in depth Mindfulness and other skills including Coping Skills and Relaxation to help us all with our busy lives and families.