Meditation at Home: Part Two

Meditation at Home: Part Two

Last week we talked about meditation at home vs. trying out a meditation class as a family.

For those of you who want to give meditation a try (and recognize it’s benefits for anxiety, anger management, and building compliance in your little ones), read on!

Floating leaves meditation:

Meditation practice is a huge part of what we work on in therapy. One of my favorite guided meditations that I utilize is called the floating leaves meditation. Rather than trying to switch your brain off or stop all thoughts, you want to just let them float by. 

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Rainbow Guided Meditation: Relaxation Walk-Through for Kids

Rainbow Guided Meditation: Relaxation Walk-Through for Kids

Relaxation is crucial, but we're not born knowing how to do it.

Babies have trouble self-soothing, and as parents we know that our new infant needs a lot of care in order to calm down. We don't expect them to just do it on their own.  Our anxious and angry toddlers, pre-schoolers, and elementary aged students need help when it comes to calming down as well. And so today, we have a walkthrough on how to use Rainbow Breathing to connect with our breath in our body, and to help us calm down.

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Relaxation Tips for Kids, Teens, and College Students: Guided Meditation

Relaxation Tips for Kids, Teens, and College Students: Guided Meditation

For anxious kids, teens, and college students, it can be very difficult to fall asleep at night.

Not falling asleep means being exhausted the next morning. And guess what happens the next morning? You're too tired to adequately respond to all of the stressors during your day. It's a vicious cycle - and it's super, super common. 

One of the ways to relax is to build up a regular relaxation practice.

This means incorporating regular exercise and healthy eating ALONG with relaxation practice, including breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, and visualization.

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