I taught a mindfulness adult class to a group of primary school teachers last week. The class was for adults so it included three different types of meditation, some basic ‘you could try to use this in the moment’ tips and some chat. One of the questions I got afterwards surprised me but I realise now that it probably shouldn’t have. How do you teach this to children? By doing completely different things than what we have just done was my answer.Each Relax Kids class follows a seven step format; we start with movement and games which helps to release...
For this blog I want to explain the main tool we use when practicing meditation. And when I talk about meditation I mean when you have set aside some time to sit in quietness, listening to a meditation or simply in silence, mindfulness is when you bring awareness to your everyday tasks.
On the last blog, I talked about what mindfulness is; being aware of what we do when we do it. We don’t need to find extra time in our already busy days to practice mindfulness, if you can be aware of the feeling of weight of a hairbrush in your hands then you are already practicing meditation. To help you learn this and to help you develop your own mindfulness practice from this blog and continuing on, we will be offering you tips to build-your-mindfulness-practice. So keep reading, and at the end of each blog there will be a little actionable step for you to consider and to hopefully take.
I am writing this on the heels of having our review consultation for IVF. As we embark on this exciting adventure again, it has struck me that details from our previous experience is now a blur. This time around I want to document it for my own recollection and also to hopefully provide guidance for anyone else going through a similar situation to ours. My aim is to keep it as transparent as possible as far as our emotions and costs, although this time around should be significantly cheaper than the first because we have already gone through a bit of the procedure.