Mindfulness - Using the S.T.O.P method
At any age and stage in life there are moments of uncertainty. That uncertainty can be overwhelming for children and adults in different ways.
When you or you children may be feeling overwhelmed by something going on around them, a popular mindfulness exercise known as S.T.O.P. can be helpful.
S - Stop
Just take a momentary pause, no matter what you’re doing.
T - Take a breath.
Feel the sensation of your own breathing, which brings you back to the present moment.
O - Observe.
Acknowledge what is happening, for good or bad, inside you or out. Just note it.
P - Proceed.
Having briefly checked in with the present moment, continue with whatever it was you were doing.