We’re so distracted by so many things these days that our minds will get overwhelmed. This is especially true in our children who have access to so much stimulation. The result of over stimulation is anxiety, lack of focus, and lashing out because their bodies and minds don’t know how to handle everything thrown at them.
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s attention on the present moment. It’s getting out of ‘autopilot’, the wandering mind (which research shows we’re in 47% of our day! That’s almost 1/2 the day not paying attention to what we’re doing!) and into our moment-to-moment experiences. It’s being aware and present to your life!
Julie, a certified mindfulness instructor, will share and demonstrate techniques to help us be in the moment. More information about Julie and her mindfulness practice can be found here.