Meditation and mindfulness are tools for calming and regulating emotions that help support our children’s mental health and wellbeing. We are becoming increasingly aware that teaching our children preventative proactive health skills can help prepare them for life’s stresses and challenges, and build a more resilient future.
Kasey Hughes is the founder of Mayhem to Mindfulness, and she supports children as a mindfulness facilitator and certified health and wellness coach. Kasey is a mother to 3 boys and they have inspired her to help other kids. She is extremely passionate about the emotional and mental wellbeing of our children and parents and offers child-specific wellness programs to teach kids how to use mindfulness and meditation skills to improve their emotional intelligence.
Children are taught how to fill their cups and give them lifelong skills in managing worries and concerns and how they can tap into sensations of feelings in their bodies to become aware of what they are experiencing. They learn how to accept all different feelings, even the big and uncomfortable emotions to bring stress levels down to be able to think well, manage the effects of emotions, bounce back from setbacks, sleep better and build overall resilience. Emotional intelligence and resilience are superpowers for kids that give them the best chance of having positive mental health outcomes as they grow.
Kasey believes that it’s more important than ever to take steps to improve your children’s mental health. Simple tools like mindful belly breathing through 3 deep breaths can be used at any time to help calm worries or anxiety. Meditation and Mindfulness can calm the brain and build up the prefrontal cortex in children’s brains to become resilient in many different situations. Research shows that this can reduce their potential for anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
Find out more at www.mayhemtomindful.com.au