Mindfulness games for families
Belén Colomina, psychologist, specialist in Childhood and Adolescence and meditation and yoga instructor for children offers guidelines and playful activities to introduce mindfulness in the family.
Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment, without judgment, with openness and kindness towards the experience of this very moment. It is the ability that allows you not to feel devoured by an emotional whirlwind, nor by a spiral of negative thoughts. It facilitates being, feeling and regulating oneself in the ‘here and now’. His practice is a resource loaded with multiple benefits and that, in addition, you can do as a family.
Building a ‘mindful’ family will create the balance necessary to surf the big and small waves that motherhood and fatherhood offers every day. But, it is important to remember that children learn more by what they see than by what they hear. Therefore, the personal practice of the elderly will be one of the fundamental pillars so that they too start in it and find their own motivation.
Already started on this ‘mindful’ adventure, there are many games to turn daily routines into moments of encounter, recognition, balance and learning.
To create a ‘mindful’ family and turn routines into games of conscious encounter is to offer children the full and calm presence that will fill them with the necessary resources to apply in their lives because, since we cannot choose what happens to us, yes we can choose how to live it.
Cultivating a balanced climate in the family will bring multiple benefits for minors and adolescents. They will learn to live fully and turn each moment into wonderful shared moments. Growing up as a family is the best safe and reliable place to continue growing with love.