Mindfulness Techniques for Children:
Mindfulness is the state of being fully present and engaged in our surroundings in the moment. Mindfulness allows us to be free from distraction and judgment and aware of our thoughts and feelings without being further distracted by them. In practicing mindfulness we can live more in the present and not attend to past upsetting feelings and thoughts or worry about future events and possibilities. Mindfulness strategies can help children stay grounded in the present and maintain the composure to participate more fully and calmly in their current setting. Listed below are some mindfulness strategies that rely on using the 5 senses to help children connect with their present environment more peacefully and reduce worry over previous or future concerns.
*The strategies on this site can also be found on Pinterest with credit given to their author.