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Mindful Moments- Part 1

Posted on: July 30th, 2021

Do you ever feel that you or others in your life could use a little calming down moment? Maybe you’ve
thought about it and didn’t know how to get started, or simply concluded you were too busy to practice
being mindful.
Whatever the reason, mindfulness really is helpful. The practice of fully being in the moment (even as
little as 5 minutes a day), has awesome health benefits. According to Positive Psychology here are some of the top reasons:

  1. Decreases stress. That’s right! Less anxiety, irritability, restlessness, headaches, and
    migraines, among many more…
  2. Enhances ability to deal with illness and helps facilitate recovery. Decreased pain,
    rumination, and fatigue are just a few benefits. While mindfulness may not take away
    symptoms completely, it does make them more manageable.
  3. Reduces depression, increases self-compassion, and emotion regulation.
  4. Improves general health. Mindfulness is linked to lower blood pressure, and improved
    cardiovascular health.

When we are mindful we can discover we have control over our mind and body through our breath. We
can also learn to move to this state of awareness anytime, anywhere.

Children who practice mindfulness are better able to self-regulate, have improved social skills, sleep
better, demonstrate higher self-esteem, and focus!
Ready to get started? Contact me at SHCS.