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Mindfulness Club / Motivation

Looking after your child’s mind – top tips for parents

Alot of people have heard of the word mindfulness but don’t really understand what it means, it often gets a bad rep and is labelled a ‘trend’, ‘fad’ or ‘fluffy’. The main comments I hear are ‘how can it help’ and ‘doesn’t it just mean meditating’ Jon Kabat-Zinn the creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs describes mindfulness as ‘paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally’  So paying attention, right now and not judging what we see or hear either in ourselves or  others. Simple right? Although it doesn’t sound to complicated the reality is our lives are busy, we are constantly being fed information which is making our internal systems go at full speed. We generally eat, cook, drive,...