Tag Archives: Mindfulness

OT Corner: Teaching Mindfulness to Children

[Source: Your Therapy Source] if you have not yet instituted regular rituals with your children that develop mindfulness, it’s time. The research from neuroscience, education, child development, and positive psychology all agree. Practices that cultivate self-awareness and the ability to self-care, … Continue reading

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How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students

[Source: Mind Shift] Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and … Continue reading

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PT Corner: All About Shapes Yoga for Kids

[Source: Pink Oatmeal] I love combining moving with learning and one fun way to do that is by doing shapes yoga for kids.  The yoga poses are your traditional yoga poses with a twist to make them easy for kids … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Skills Show Promise in Treating Kids’ Anxiety

[Source:  PsychCentral] Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions for children and teens. While antidepressants are frequently used to treat youth with anxiety disorders, sometimes, antidepressants may be poorly tolerated in children who are at high risk of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Can Help Young Kids Manage Emotions

[Source:  Psych Central] Mindfulness has been found beneficial for stress reduction,anxiety and depression, dietary challenges, addiction recovery, and many other conditions. Now it has found its way into a classroom where children as young as 3 are using its techniques to manage … Continue reading

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