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Enhance your experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood through learning mindfulness techniques that help improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. It's normal for women to worry during pregnancy, but being unduly anxious can spoil this precious time. By using mindfulness techniques you can stay in the present, learn to accept and handle your feelings and thoughts, and become more in tune with your changing body and developing baby. Sarah Rudell Beach's simple techniques can be incorporated easily into everyday life, helping you to become aware of your lifestyle: Are you taking on too much? Do you need to slow down? The more formal meditations help you to shut out the outside world, quieten your mind, and be at one with your unborn baby to strengthen that special bond. There are mindfulness techniques to help you approach labour and birth without fear and handle each stage moment by moment. Finally, Sarah shows how mindfulness practices learnt during pregnancy can be taken into motherhood, so that you can live in the moment with your new baby.
Simple and fun mindfulness activities to do with children up to age 11 to build beneficial lifelong skills that promote resilience, joy, focus and calm, and improve overall wellbeing. Helping children to be more mindful is a powerful gift. By being mindful they will learn to recognise and manage their emotions, be more able to calm down when they are upset, become better at focusing on important tasks, and be more able to interact with others with empathy and generosity. These are fundamental skills that children will need throughout their life, but that they often aren't taught explicitly. Think of how often we demand that children pay attention or calm down , without ever having shown them how to do so. Now parents can, with help from mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach. Parents first learn how to be more mindful themselves before teaching their children basic mindfulness skills. With easy-to-follow activities, chapter by chapter children learn to Soothe, Focus, Feel, Pause, Appreciate and Connect. Each activity includes variations for different age groups, along with emergency how-tos for particularly stressful moments.
This invaluable book of daily meditations and mantras will improve the wellbeing of anyone who wants to achieve a calmer, more stress-free and joyful life. When life is so fast-paced and there are countless demands on us, it can become impossible to find time for ourselves. And Breathe... offers simple ways to stop, take a breath and become present. From starting the day with self-care intentions to ending it with stillness and love, the meditations, mantras and exercises will help you to cultivate greater awareness, presence and calm so that every day, however busy, has some mindful moments that will benefit you both physically and emotionally. You will learn to pay more attention to the good rather than having a default of negativity, meet difficult moments with acceptance and curiosity rather than railing against them, and become more mindful and less judgemental of loved ones for better relationships. By experimenting with the techniques that suit you best, you will cultivate a more mindful way of being that can be sustained throughout your life.
Winner of Best Mindful Activity Book in the Soul & Spirit magazine Spiritual Book Awards Bring peace and calm to your busy-mama days with these 365 meditations and mantras - one for every day of the year. Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can help you navigate the ups and downs of motherhood, and help you be the mother - and the YOU - that you want to be. Mindfulness is our ability to attend to the present moment, with curiosity and without judgement. It is a powerful tool that transforms how you relate to your own life and how you engage with the world. There is a growing body of research out there that tells us that when mothers practise mindfulness they experience less stress and anxiety, build stronger relationships with their children and feel less overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood. Their children experience less stress and anxiety, too. In this beautifully illustrated book, mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach introduces the basics of mindfulness and then offers a collection of meditations and mantras. From dealing with tantrums and your patience being tested to making time for yourself and practising self-compassion, you'll discover how a mindful approach can lead to greater calm, balance and ease in your daily life.