Mummy says… With the Festive season almost upon us, as we all fling ourselves into the craziness of it all, I am launching a series of posts talking about how to find inner calm. You may or may not know that I am a Holistic Therapist, and taught meditation and relaxation classes for many years. I worked with children and adults using a variety of tools and techniques. I also trained as a counsellor, gaining a HNC in Counselling prior to having Pickle.
Lots of people dismiss this sort of stuff as a bit airy-fairy, but it really can help us in our busy lives. It takes very little time, costs nothing and many techniques can be practised anywhere.
One of my first posts will be about Meditation.
Meditation is amazing! It is proven to lower blood pressure, ease anxiety, improve general mood and well being, and increase your ability to cope.
There are different types of meditation – and they do not need you to have an ‘empty’ mind, or take hours of your time, or costly training – you can even meditate in ten minutes in your car (obviously not whilst driving!) Mindfulness can be used by anyone – including children, to help with anxiety, stress, worry and more. I will be sharing some useful tool to use with your children which you can practise together.
Another passion of mine is crystals – I am a qualified, experienced crystal therapist and love them! I find children are drawn to them too and crystals can help them in lots of ways.
I will also be sharing exercises for writing, breathing, affirmations, positive thinking and more.
If you are curious, please keep an eye out for my series, I am sure you will find something to help you.
Have you tried any of these to find Inner Calm?