Parenthood. Mindfulness. Do those two concepts seem like an oxymoron to you?
Moms have a lot of roles to play. Chef, cleaner, teacher, family coordinator, chauffeur, cheerleader. You name it, we take on those roles! & papas — in this modern day we’re seeing baby wearing dads & dads who frankly are much more involves in home management!
parenting is the TOUGHEST job. yes it’s the most rewarding, but when one’s not present a majority of the time, it’s hard to find those moments of joy. time management is a daily struggle. but, as a mama to 2 toddlers, entrepreneur, married to another entrepreneur, if I can find plenty of opportunities to have mindful moments throughout the day – SO CAN YOU!
No, I don’t want you to add ‘be mindful’ to your endless TO DO LIST (as if you need something ELSE on it!). Rather, mindful moments are exercises that can be slipped into your daily routine & hopefully make a significant impact in a positive direction on your mental health & wellness.
Mindfulness is a skill anyone can develop. It can be applied to anything that arises in your life, from the joyous moments to the most challenging or traumatic events. It doesn’t depend on your gender, age, IQ, physical strength, stamina, or require any special talents. But, as with any skill, mindfulness requires one learn the basic tools to apply it to life, & it requires practice over an extended period of time. All that work won’t be for naught, as mindfulness has the potential to bring you immediate rewards!
scientific research with adults has shown Mindfulness decreases stress, depression, anxiety, & enhances compassion & empathy. it also boosts executive functioning, which is a term used to describe processes of goal-directed behavior, planning, organized search, & impulse control.
Join me for individual, couples, or family therapy in mindfulness based interventions, as well as the “Mindful Mamas + Papas Program” coming to Wymbin Kids Yoga Studio in March 2017!
WHyyc strives to provide Mindfulness Therapy & Coaching to clients. Services, delivered by Registered Psychologist Sally Powis-Campbell, include Mommy Mindfulness (working with new & seasoned moms alike on integrating mindfulness practices into their busy lives), kiddy mindfulness & mindfulness for adolescents (teaching through books, games, practice, & teaching parents activities to do in the home), mindfulness for busy professionals, mindful eating, & mindful movement coaching. Inquire about mindfulness exercises & counselling by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.