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Mindfulness, Meditation and Gratitude 

Mindfulness Meditation and Gratitude

 

Mindfulness meditation and gratitude can have a hugely Positive Impact on anxiety levels. 

 

The practice of mindfulness meditation can rewire our brains for happiness.  

 

Creating calmer Breathing, muscle Relaxation and Peaceful sleeping habits. 

 

Gratitude and appreciation have been proven to substantially improve mental health. Something as simple as gratitude has been shown to reduce emotions like envy, resentment, frustration and regret. Research also confirms that gratitude actually reduces depression and aggression, at the same time as Increasing Happiness and Empathy.

Make these part of your routine, and/or your child’s routine, at bedtime each night:

- Write down in a diary, or talk about 

  • 3 things you are grateful for 

- For the younger ones, ask them

  • what made them smile today 

  • what are they proud of from their day 

- Practice a mindfulness meditation exercise 

Mindfulness Meditation Apps for Adults… 

 

Everyone is different, mindfulness meditation is very personal experience. I have found the best thing is to keep trying new meditations until you find the voice, music, guided exercise you like…  

 

Have fun with it !

HELPFUL RESOURCES - Mindfulness Meditation Apps for Adults...

Insight Timer: This is an Absolutely Wonderful Free app! 
It can be a bit hard to know where to start, so below are my current favourites to help you. 

 

Get the Insight Timer - Meditation App

If you like Sean Connery’s accent, these guided meditation apps by Andrew Johnson might work for you. You can find some of his guided meditations on Insight Timer. 

Another of Andrew’s apps Relax with Andrew Johnson Lite to feel the world slow down. A great way to unwind and de-stress. 

 

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Another of Andrew’s apps Relax+ with Andrew Johnson is like a key that will unlock a more relaxed and stress free version of yourself. 

 

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Take a Break! - Meditations for Stress Relief and let your stress melt away!  

 

You can enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation with this app. Featuring two popular meditations from the Meditation Oasis podcast, the app gives you the option to listen with or without music or nature sounds. You can also listen to the relaxing music and nature sounds alone. 

 

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Take a Break! Relax & Rest Guided Meditations 

 

These meditations vary lengths, allowing you to relax deeply regardless of how much time you have available. There are also written Meditation Tips to help support your experience with the guided meditations. No previous meditation experience is required. 

 

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Breathe App from Reachout.com 

 

Awesome visual cues and direction to help you calm down. 
This is so good and easy too! 

 

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Stop, Breathe, Think App 

 

Allows you to check in with your emotions, meditate and breathe, based on your mood. 

 

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Calm App 

 

It has visual breathing exercises and calming sounds to help you relax. 

 

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Smiling Mind 

 

These programs are designed to help you deal with the stresses of daily life. 

 

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HELPFUL RESOURCES - Mindfulness Meditation Apps for Children...

Insight Timer: This is an Awesome Free app! 

It can be a bit hard to know where to start, so

here are some of the favourite mindful meditations

of my girls, to help you.

 

Get the Insight Timer - Meditation App  

 

Headspace

Guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.

Get the App

Breathe App from Reachout.com 

 

Awesome visual cues and direction to help you calm down. 
This is so good and easy too! 

 

Get the App

Stop, Breathe, Think App 

 

Allows you to check in with your emotions, meditate and breathe, based on your mood. 

 

Get the App

Calm App 

 

It has visual breathing exercises and calming sounds to help you relax. 

 

Get the App

Smiling Mind 

 

These programs are designed to help you deal with the stresses of daily life. 

 

Get the App

Children’s Meditations 

 

This app has meditations for children of all ages and covers a range of themes to help you to sleep soundly at night, to feel more confident at school and with your friends, and to feel happier and more positive.  

 

Get the App

HELPFUL RESOURCES: Mindfulness Meditation Face to Face Programs…

My daughter and I haven’t attended either of the below mindfulness meditation courses as yet. 

 

Both the websites are great and the programs look professional, well researched and fun. Something else on our list to try. 

 

Let me know if you have any personal feedback, I’d love to hear from you! 

Peaceful Kids 

 

Mindfulness Meditation programs for children that run throughout Australia both privately and within schools. 

 

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My Peaceful Universe 

 
Mindfulness and Meditation have emerged as a fun and positive way to teach children resilience, awareness and self-belief, as well as a way to overcome a range of emotional challenges in their busy lives. 

 

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