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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a ‘fully-conscious’ state of living that enables us to relate to our experiences with higher clarity. It involves being acutely aware of our thoughts, emotions, and why we do what we do. It means being aware, paying close attention to what is happening in the ‘here-and-now’, instead of focusing on our past memories or future predictions.

Today, mindfulness is addressed to help us to be grounded in the ‘fight-flight’ moments in our current society. It helps to develop our ability to overcome unfavorable emotions, limiting thought patterns and unhelpful attitudes and habits.

I offer individual coaching and group classes virtually and in-person. All classes and programs offered are crafted to suit different age groups, your understandings, and your needs.

Why Mindfulness?

Humans time travel, but we do that in our minds. Adults and children are the same. We spend a lot of time thinking about the past and daydreaming about the future. This is very tiring, especially for developing young minds and can cause them to feel anxious, stressed, worried, angry or sad. The process of simply thinking about the past or future can cause many of us and our children to react as if it were really happening. A lot of times, we aren’t even aware of all the thoughts buzzing around our heads and how it affects us.

Mindfulness is about recognizing these thoughts and responding to them in a calm and logical way, instead of reacting to them unconsciously. As much as we’d like, it is difficult to shut-off those thoughts. It takes training, focusing and grounded awareness. And we do that by repeatedly coming back to our present moment. 

Children are the same. They do not know how to shut off their thoughts and that their minds are always on ‘auto-pilot’. So, by teaching them mindfulness and focusing their attention on their breath and their senses, they will be able to clear their minds of the past and future thoughts, thus to help them to be grounded in the present moment.

Mindfulness has been formally introduced as a medical intervention in 1979 by Jon-Kabat Zinn as it has been found to decrease stress, depression, and anxiety. This is because mindfulness can promote skills that are controlled in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, such as the ability to focus and concentrate which is particularly beneficial for children. ‘The fundamental principles of neuroscience suggest that meditation can have its greatest impact when the brain is in its earliest stages of development’, according to Cognitive Neuroscientist, Bobby Azarian Ph.D.

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Scientifically Proven Benefits

  1. Builds healthy and strong brain.

  2. Promotes learning, concentration and increase memory

  3. Enhance emotional intelligence and regulation

  4. Increase overall sense of well-being

  5. Improve sleep

  6. Increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and compassion

  7. Promotes social and communication skills

  8. Strengthens self-composure

  9. Better decision making

  10. Promotes patience and less reactive

  11. Creates good habits

  12. Improve attentiveness and impulse control

  13. Decrease anxiety, stress, and depression

  14. Promotes joy, kindness, and gratitude

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