Mindfulness Practice

Walking with Mindfulness–the Fox Walk

My friend, Lisa Wimberger, (founder of the Neurosculpting Institute), attended tracker training.  Recently she shared that she learned to “fox walk” as part of the program.  As part of the training, (for adults), participants would be led a half mile out into the wilderness on a dark, moon-less night, and would be blindfolded.  A drummer …

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Glitter Jar

I love the glitter jar!  The school counselor, Michele Bourgeois, LCSW, at my school uses this in her groups.  She also created the gorgeous example in the picture!!!  Use this jar to begin relaxation practice.  It is a wonderful way for kids to have a visual focus while deep breathing.  Help your child learn to …

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Spider-Man: Practicing Mindfulness and Increasing Focus

Here’s a Spider-Man Script for you to try out with your children or students to practice mindfulness and increase focus. You can also incorporate this into your childs play therapy. Materials Needed:  Bell, Flower, Small Food Item (such as a berry, piece of cereal, or raisin) One of Spider-­‐Man’s super powers was the ability to …

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Kids’ Zen Garden

Zen, in Japanese, means meditation. So essentially Zen Gardening is using gardening to calm the mind and body, enhance focus, and contemplate the metaphors within it that are linked to living life. Wondering what do 18 year olds want for their birthday? Find the best options online. My kids loved to play in the sand …

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Superhero Powers: Spider-Man Relaxation

Continuing in the spirit of this summer’s movies, here is a Spider-Man relaxation activity to practice mindful sense awareness with your child. The world is a beautiful noisy, sensational place, filled to overflowing with sensorial input.  As I sit here writing, I am aware of the furry dog at my feet, the smell of the …

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10 Mindful Minutes–Review

Check out the new mindfulness book from Goldie Hawn, 10 Mindful Minutes,  This book does a nice job of explaining mindfulness, new brain science research, and ways to incorporate this information into your parenting life.  She provides mindfulness activities for exercising the senses and activating gratitude, optimism and happiness.  Diving deeper at times, she weaves …

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