7 ways to develop mindfulness
Distraction and Inattention - lack of many adults, and what to say aboutChildren! And if in the junior classes of the student who is hovering in the clouds and can not concentrate on the material, can justify due to his young age, in the senior grades such a number does not pass!
Fortunately, mindfulness is a quality that is not given from birth, but is easily acquired through Special exercises. If you see that your child has recentlyBehaves very absentmindedly - pay special attention to this issue. And if your baby is still very small, he will certainly take these classes for another game.
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How to develop mindfulness
Ring the bell and ask the children toListened to the vibration of the sound of the bell. Tell them to raise their hands in silence, when the ringing stops. After this easy exercise is done, ask the children to shut up for one minute and pay close attention to other sounds they hear after the ringing has stopped.
Then approach each child and ask him to tell what sounds he heard. This exercise develops speech, Sense of perception And mindfulness.
- Breathing exercise
Give each child a toy (or anotherSmall thing) and if the room allows, ask the children to lie down on the floor, while putting the toys on their stomach. Tell them to breathe in silence for one minute and pay attention to how breathing lifts and lowers the toy, as well as any other sensations that they feel.
Ask them to imagine that all disturbing thoughts turn into soap bubbles and fly away high and high. Meditative breathing makes children friendlier, calmer, allows them to see that Game activity Need not be noisy.
- Exercise "meditation"
While the children are lying on the floor, ask them to close their eyesAnd strongly-as much as possible-squeeze all the muscles. Tell them to squeeze the fingers and toes, tighten the hips, neck, raised their shoulders and head. Ask the children to stay in this position for as long as possible, and then breathe deeply and completely relax.
- The exercise "smells"
Give each child an item withNatural fragrance: a sprig of jasmine or lavender, orange peel, lemon zest, a geranium leaf ... ask the child to close his eyes and inhale the fragrance, focusing their sensations only on it. This exercise affects the brain, improves memory, attention, assiduity, Ability to concentrate.
- Exercise "touch"
Prepare several items of different sizes andForms. It can be buttons, pebbles, feathers, balls, soft toys ... ask the child to close his eyes, get out of the box (package) the object and describe it. This is a very useful exercise not only for children, but also for adults!
- Exercise "heartbeat"
Ask the children to jump for one minute, andThen tell them to sit back and put their hands on their chests in the heart area. Let them close their eyes and feel their heartbeat, breathing, let them tell what else they feel in their body.
- Exercise "feelings"
Exercise may be called "Let's talk aboutFeelings ". Let the children sit back and tell you about their feelings. What do they feel? How do they know that they have these or those feelings? Do they link feelings with certain organs? Also ask what feelings they like most, what they can do to feel better.
If after the lessons you will see that your childSomething is upset, remind him that he can always turn his negative thoughts into bubbles or relax with meditation. If the children need rest, let them take a few minutes to listen to their own breathing or feel a heartbeat.
Many children need the support not only of parents, but also of psychologists. And if for our mentality this still seems to be something unusual and outlandish, try it yourself Cope with children's absent-mindedness, Nervousness, inattention, irritability. All our complexes have been laid down since childhood. Let your child grow into a harmonious personality!
Tell this article to friends who have children. Surely they will find out something useful!