To build on last weeks post of strategies to shift mindset when experiencing depletion, I thought this week I would add in a tool that can be integrated into a parent's routine a few times a week, or daily. The tool is a grounding meditation I created to support the clients I work with integrating mindfulness, grounding, and safe place imagery. I hope it is something that provides a moment of replenishment in your day!
This blog post came from a common experience parents have been sharing about navigating since the start of the pandemic, and experiences a sense of depletion. I searched to see if there was information out there about this experience to see if it was a common reality for other parents, through this I came across this article. The article validates and helps to reflect on examining your mindset, looking at what you have been able to do, and baby steps to make meaningful shifts. I hope there are elements that resonate and insights for yourself.
Happy belated Thanksgiving to families alike! With this family time come and passed, I felt this article about the value of dinner time together as a family including how it can carry relationships into the teen years, establishes an safe space to share and grow together as a family, and provides a sense of consistency of connection on a daily basis. My experience of this article helped to give space on what I am doing well, and areas I can work on to support this opportunity for connection. I hope this article offers a time of reflection on what you would like for your family and child(ren).
Building on the post from last week, I have done the recording of the safe place visualization I have adapted over the years. There are similarities and differences from the pdf linked of the safe place visualization from last week, but both work towards the same end goal. This end goal being to support your child(ren) to connect to within to identify their own safe place and what that means for them. Here is the recording for the safe place. I hope it is meaningful experience for you and your child(ren).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.