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4 Jedi Mind(fulness) Tricks to Help an Anxious Child

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power,” says Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”…

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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids

The goal of mindfulness is to train your mind to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism. In this, you can cut out habitual, negative thought patterns and prevent downward spirals of negativity. You further carve a…

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts (Illustrated)

Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked…

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5 Ways to Teach a Child to be Mindful During an Ordinary Day

Want to teach your child the art of mindfulness? Even one minute of mindfulness can create a shift during your day. It doesn’t take a particular posture or formal training to engage your mind and…

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How Mindful Children React Differently to Challenges (Illustrated)

Growing up, I was a firecracker. I reacted quickly to situations and never hesitated to express my “passionate” opinions. This often led to hurt feelings. I remember once, after a heated discussion with my brother,…

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6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to breathing exercises. Check out these ancient yogic breathing and visualization techniques that kids big and small can learn to relieve stress.

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How Mindfulness Helps Children (The Research)

According to the current research, here are the qualities that can be improved from mindfulness training in children: impulse control calmness kindness patience compassion empathy executive function attention spans A sample of research articles: – Research…

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What is Mindfulness Meditation and How Can It Help Me?

When you hear the word “meditation,” you might picture men and women sitting on yoga mats, breathing in and out and chanting “Ommmm.”  Soothing music plays and an instructor in flowing pants chants peaceful melodies….

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