Time to be Mindful about Mindfulness

Are you mindful about mindfulness in your life?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.

Mindfulness helps individuals to:

  • Recognize, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions.
  • Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.
  • See situations more clearly and generate more ...
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Helping Parents Build Their Child’s Emotional Intelligence

How to help your child build their emotional intelligence

Recent child development theory focuses on the importance of children being connected to their emotions to foster good overall mental health. Healthy emotional development can positively influence relationships, behavioural problems, and school achievement. Emotion coaching provides a set of guidelines parents can use to help their children to become more emotionally aware and eventually self-soothe.

There are five main steps in emotion coaching:

  • Attend to the emotion;
  • Identify and label the emotion, i.e. “I can ...
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