Audios, Printables, Videos, Websites and books to read.
Resources For Your Mindful Journey
A new Resource Centre for all those Mindful Parents, Teachers and Care Providers. Including: Printable Sheets, Videos, Audio's and Downloads.
You can also find many more mindful techniques in my book: Mindful Parenting – 40 Mindful Moments to share with your children. Kindle and Paperback versions available on Amazon.
Please do check it out and of course let me know what you think!
Happy travels on your Mindful Parenting Path!
Affirmations for Young Children
FREE A4 Printables – Affirmations to use with your children, just print out, cut them out and either pop into a jar or even laminate and take them with you.
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Looking for some great quotes to use to inspire? These will be available to purchase for download soon.
To get you started how about this Intro into how to use Guided Meditations.
Introduction into Guided Meditations
Guided Body Scan
For an easy way of starting with guided meditations, this body scan has been recorded for sharing with the kids. Or you can of course just use if for some good 'down time' too.
For a collection of videos relating to Mindful Parenting.
Affirmations – How to use them now on Youtube.
Breathwork – A simple technique using the hands, on how to use the breath.
Breathwork – How to use all of the lungs, diaphragmatic breathing.
Massage parent and child – Making a Pizza (coming soon)
Self Massage – Making a Pizza for children with sensory or tactile concerns (coming soon)
Nutrition & Mindfulness
We all know how nutrition can play a significant part in our children’s wellbeing. I’m delighted that I can share some great tips from Hannah from The Nourished Body. She will be discussing some great things that you can add to your child’s diet along with top tips to help us, parents, too!
Great things to add in to your child’s diet
Probiotics – Suitable for children.
Hydration – Drinking plenty of water is really vital to you and your child’s wellbeing. Make it part of your mindful living.
Affirmations For Tweens
Daily affirmations designed for the tween years. This pack is available
Affirmations For Teens
This pack has been chosen by teens, for teens. Helping the teenagers face daily challenges.
You can purchase the download and start using these today
Affirmations for Mindful Parents
Affirmations For Mums
Gorgeous printable daily affirmations for women.
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There is so much research out there on the many benefits of Mindfulness for our children. This library will continue to build.
Mindful Reading List
Great reads that you can find on Amazon
Mindful Moments – 40 Mindful Moments to Share with your Children By Rachel Hawkes 2019
Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel 2013
Connected Kids by Lorraine E. Murray 2014
The Science of Meditation by Daniel Goldman & Richard J. Davidson 2017
Roots and Wings Every childhood needs a revolution: A Handbook for Parents and Educators. By Alex Koster 2018
The Dalai Lama’s Book Of Wisdom by Dalai Lama 2012
The Whole Brain Child by Dr Tina Payne Bryson & Dr Daniel Siegel 2012
Aromatic Anchoring by Melinda Brecheisen & Rachel Hawkes 2019
Mindfulness & Essential Oils
If you are looking to add in some amazing essential oils to your Mindful Toolbox, then head over to the Doterra Page. Not only are they ethically and sustainably sourced but the quality of every oil ensures they are some of the purest oils on the market. I use them in my massage oils and also provide them to my parents in all my Baby Classes too.
Mindful Parenting Pinterest Boards
I have been busy collating lots of useful Mindful Parenting titbits over on the Mindful Parenting board. Do give the board a follow!
If you want to build your own little home Mindful Toolbox, then I can really recommend the following products. They are all from Amazon and you can just click the links. (I do earn commission from purchases made via these links, though it just about feeds the rabbit!)
Music – This can be something chilled that you are all familiar with or perhaps you can all choose some music together. Ambient music works well. I really like this Sound Healing Centre Album – very chilled.
Hoberman Sphere – Good old Amazon is great for these. I would recommend buying a good one, the cheap ones just break.
Colour Scarfs – I like the ones from Amazon but you can just as easily cut up some old ones you no longer use.
Mindful Stones– You can just have some that you collect or you can also often pick up lovely ones at museums. The link is to a lovely large collection of lots of different ones.
Eye Pillows– You can happily make your own eye pillows. There are plenty of YouTube videos or purchase these lovely ones.
Tibetan Singing Bowl – These are an investment, though kids love them and they will, of course, last a lifetime.
Tibetan Chimes – Again, these are very kid friendly and bring an element that is unique to any practice.
Feathers– Simple but still effective.
Empty Jars – Just wash and then they’re ready to go.
Coloured Crayons / Pencils / Paper
Balloons – I love using a range of colours. These ones are great.
Seasonal Objects (Flowers/ Autumn Leaves etc) – just have a look in your garden or on the way to school.
Bubbles – if you can get a small bubble machine, they are still great fun for all ages.
Some great websites for further resources for anything to do with Mindful Parenting:
Providing courses for Primary School Educators looking to introduce Yoga & Mindfulness into the main curriculum
A fab online resource for parents on yoga and mindfulness
A great website for Mums who need any Post-Natal Support with tips and blogs. I love their Nourished Mum Cards. Perfect for Mindful Moments for parents.
For parents looking for more 1 on 1 support. Sarah has a vast array of experience with children and families. As a family coach she has provided support to many families, offering a really practical approach to family coaching.
I know that there is lots of snobbery regarding the nature of using an app to meditate or practice mindfulness.
Personally, I love a good one. They remind me that it is the accessibility that is important.
Insight Timer – My app of choice. Perfect for a sense of connection to others and the variety of high-quality content.
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