Tag Archives: Stress

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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Stress in Small Children Separated From their Parents May Alter Genes

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on … Continue reading

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Stressful Events Before Age 3 May Have Greatest Effect on Mental Health

[Source: Psych Central] Children under age 3 may be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of adversity such as poverty, family and financial instability and abuse, on their epigenetic profiles, the chemical tags that alter gene expression and can affect future … Continue reading

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Stress in Infancy ‘Dramatically Alters’ Body’s Organs

[Source: Medical X=Press] Scientists have found the first evidence suggesting emotional stress in infancy has significant and far-reaching effects on the body and could result in disease later in life. Psychological stress in infancy dramatically changes the amount of an … Continue reading

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Fingertip Sphere Breathing for Self Regulation & Calming

[Source:  Omazing Kids] I learned this technique during one of the webinars in the Preschool Mindfulness Summit in January. It was amazing to see how well it worked with one of my patients who has Autism (and possibly OCD and Explosive … Continue reading

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