The way you respond to your child’s anger will influence how they continue to respond and feel about their angry outburst.
It might be helpful to keep a journal of the times when your child has an outburst or expresses that they are feeling angry or anxious. Also note down what they were doing before the outburst or what they were planning to do prior to their unhappiness.
If you have already worked with children or have your own children/grandchildren then you will know that anything that encourages children to self-regulate their sometimes unsettled emotions is a very helpful skill, especially so in a formal classroom environment where one child’s unsettled emotions can set a few of the other children off as well.
There is growing recognition worldwide that a well-rounded education must involve more than academics and a competitive sports programme. Research has shown that children who participate in regular meditation sessions, cope better during exam time as they are able to call upon their inner calm and improved resilience to see them through.
In its simplest form a mandala is a geometric pattern that is said to represent the universe. The mandala represents a circle, the primal form of the universe and if you look carefully you can see mandala patterns everywhere.
How often do you enjoy a country amble or a saunter along the beach? Have you ever tried walking mindfully and really noticing how you feel when you walk, or noticed the environment around you? The benefits of mindful walking are many. By bringing more calm, clarity and connection into daily life, you will enjoy heightened awareness of yourself and life around you, better concentration (good for school and work) and enjoy an overall feeling of calm and peace, which is often missing in our lives.
Throughout our lives, both children and adults will have periods of un-ease, where we do not sleep well, we lose our appetite, we eat too much, we don’t feel like going to sleep or we want to sleep all day due to fatigue. But the important thing is to learn how to be aware of how we are feeling.
Feeling a little frazzled at work, or worse, feeling completely overwhelmed? I believe stress in the workplace has reached epidemic proportions. Everyone I speak to is stressed and very anxious at work. And I mean everyone. I have yet to speak to someone who feels they are coping well whilst running on this speedy treadmill called life.
It has been reported that more than 70% of children 10yrs and under have sleeping difficulties attributed to feeling stressed. That is a lot of children who are not getting enough good quality sleep.
The Chilled Out Child life coaching programme offers busy parents the opportunity to learn essential meditation and mindfulness techniques which can be incorporated effortlessly into family life.