Simple ways to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content
Author: Izzy Judd
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover simple and practical exercises to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content amid the chaos and uncertainty of life. 'Useful exercises designed to help you through tough and exhausting mummy days' MAIL ONLINE Having suffered from anxiety for much of her life, Izzy Judd has brought together a brilliant and inspiring collection of simple activities and exercises to help mothers find their own piece of calm. Included are exercises both for you to do alone and with your children of all ages, giving them their own tools to help remain happy and peaceful too. Mindfulness for Mums will guide you through invaluable, quick and easy self-care tips to help you find a moment's calm in the chaos of motherhood and life as a whole. Izzy Judd's beautiful and practical book will hold your hand through the challenging and exhausting days, exciting and happy days and most importantly provide something you can teach your children and share together over the years. Learn exactly how you can feel peaceful and grounded in this beautifully comforting book, perfect for mums everywhere.
As a parent, it can be all too easy to live life on automatic pilot - fulfilling one demand after another while missing out on much of the journey. And though you can't control every situation, you can influence the outcome by learning to change how you react. Dr Diana Korevaar, a practising perinatal psychiatrist, uses mindfulness practice as a powerful tool to help parents calm down, connect and reframe the challenges they face in order to experience life more positively. Grounded in science, Mindfulness for Mums and Dads features dozens of case studies, as well as simple mindfulness practices that can be carried out anywhere. These are practical tools for anyone seeking to actively engage in their own recovery from anxiety or depression, or for those no longer content to 'just exist' in life, hoping that things will get better in the future. In as little as three minutes a day, it is possible to take control of your life, become calmer and more compassionate, and be fully present for the small moments in life that create true and lasting happiness.
Calm. Composed. Compassionate. Just a few moments of mindful thought can bring you contentment that will last all day. Let these calming mantras, simple tips and beautiful images soothe your mind, help you let go of stress and anxiety, and feel true appreciation for the here and now.
A book of wisdom and mindfulness exercises for mothers of young children. Becoming a mother brings a lot of change, both physically and emotionally. Time becomes scarce and stress levels rise. Many new mothers spend their days rushing from one task to the next. Mindfulness for Mothers is a book to help mothers create a sense of balance, awareness and calm for themselves and their children. Meditation teacher Rebecca Ryan has created a series of simple exercises, from 10-second tension breakers to 30-minute restorative body awareness routines, to do either alone or in the company of your child. Beautifully designed with instructional illustrations, this book provides a gentle solution to the upheavals of this challenging but rewarding time.
Easy Mindfulness, Ideas and Fun Activities for Mums, Families and Children
Author: Charlotte Fay
How wonderful would it be if you and your family could enjoy your day with a calm and consious outlook. Just a few moments of mindfulness each day can set you up for a much more enjoyable day. Benefiting both you and your family. The Mindful Mum book is split into three important sections; #Family - Family time is so imporant, more now than ever. Parents are busy rushing around that sometimes quality family time can suffer. This first section includes mindful ways to stay conscious and enjoy family time in a variety of different places including mindfulness tips and execises to try with your family.#Mums - This section is all about you. Including self care tips, exercises and techniques to use each and eery day to bring about a sense of calm and mindful awareness. Plus you also get your very own 30 days of mindful wellbeing. An activity to try each day to esure that you are tapping into the beautiful ritual of mindfulnss every day without any of that mum guilt. #Kids - Spending conscious and quality time with our childen is far more important than all the toys in the world. This section provides parents with valuable information on the importance of play and how it can help our children mentally and physically develop and grow. Not only that you are provided with over 200 ideas and activities so that you never run out of ceative ways to have quality fun with your children. About the Author Charlotte Fay is a writer from Kent, United Kingdom. Charlotte is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher as well as a qualified Children's Playworker. She enjoys reading, writing, exploring new places and spending quality time with her little family. She may also have a chocolate addiction. If she is not busy writing or recording meditations then she can normally be found with her nose in a good book or playing cars and dinosaurs with her little boy. Charlotte's free meditations can be found on Insight Timer, YouTube and Soundcloud under the name 'Serenely Elevated'. Website: charlottefay.com Instagram: @charlottefaysTwitter: @charlottefays
Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
Release on 2017-09-08 | by Anya Hayes,Rachel Andrew
Become a happier mum by overcoming anxiety, ditching guilt and embracing imperfection using CBT and mindfulness techniques
Author: Anya Hayes,Rachel Andrew
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Stop feeling like a failure, and start enjoying motherhood| Addresses the idea of 'Supermum', showing how unhelpful it is to try and reach unrealistic perfection Deals with negative emotions many mums feel: anxiety, self-doubt, guilt, and teaches them to change their thinking methods Uses proven techniques such as CBT, mindfulness and narrative therapies to empower mums to change their mindset and feel happier Teaches mums to focus on THEIR strengths and stop comparing themselves to others |Empowers mums to stop feeling like they're not good enough, as they strive to be 'Supermum' - and start having confidence in their parenting. Uses CBT, mindfulness and narrative therapies to dismiss negative thoughts, learn to stop comparing yourself to others and to be a happier mum.|As mums, we've all had that feeling of "not being good enough", not measuring up to expectations of how we should be doing - where parenting is concerned this is a really unhelpful trap to fall into, and doesn't help you or your children. It can lead to feelings of anxiety, guilt and failure. Especially if you're attaining to be an unrealistic figure: Supermum. What if you were able to dwell on the good stuff rather than the bad? To have confidence in your decisions, trust your gut, and let go of your skewed vision of 'perfect parenting'? The key is to find a way to navigate through any unhelpful thought patterns, to find a more positive, healthier outlook. This is a book for those seeking to find that shift in perception: to turn around your negative mindset, to view your own achievements in a different light, to be kinder to yourself. It uses CBT, mindfulness and other established therapies to help you to rebuild your confidence in your own parenting style and drown out the niggling competitive doubts. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can enjoy parenting your kids, and they will thank you for it. Embracing the imperfect, being good enough. With easy-to-follow activities combining a blend of other psychological strategies, the book walks you through exactly how to unpick your bad thinking habits. Author Anya Hayes and clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew give you in-the-moment solutions to common parenting flashpoints, as well as enabling you to create robust, positive and flexible ways to approach parenting decisions in the future.
Becoming Mum is a truly unique self-help book. It is the first book written to support women, all women, through the psychological passage to motherhood, empowering them to become the kind of mother they wish to be. The psychological passage to motherhood is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important transitions of a woman's life. It is not without its challenges. Even without complications, becoming a mum includes dramatic physical challenges, from morning sickness to the birth itself. It also has wide-reaching flow-on effects, as it changes a woman's relationship with her partner, her career, her family and her friends. Becoming a mother is a joyous adventure for many, but it is also an adventure that includes physical, mental and emotional challenges, as well as enormous personal adjustment. In Becoming Mum, Dr Koa Whittingham, a clinical and developmental psychologist, parenting researcher and mother, draws on the latest research, her clinical experience and her own experiences as a mother. In each chapter you will find suggestions on how to apply the concepts presented in Becoming Mum to your unique situation, including coping with challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth.Discover:- your unique parenting values, and how to harness these to become a confident and happy mother -how to use mindfulness and acceptance to create a loving bond with your baby and support your baby's emotional development- techniques for coping with criticism, unhelpful advice, distressing emotions and physical pain -how to keep your romantic relationship healthy and your support network strong- flexible, step by step strategies for facing major challenges that can be adapted to your personal circumstances Becoming Mum is grounded in the latest scientific literature on parenting and psychological health, drawing from mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Attachment Theory. The book encourages women to enjoy motherhood and builds each woman's self-confidence as a mother by helping her to discover-and live by-her unique mothering values. Further, Becoming Mum liberates mothers from the dual pressures of self-doubt and criticism from others, empowering every mother to parent her child in the way that she feels is best for her own unique baby. Becoming Mum is written in a flexible style that supports each woman's individual circumstances. The practical strategies provided in the book can also easily be adapted to suit further challenges such as miscarriage, postnatal depression and preterm birth. Mums deserve psychological support that is nonjudgmental, empowering and liberating-support that is grounded in each woman's values and easily adaptable to each woman's circumstances and now they can find that support in Becoming Mum. Become the mum that you want to be!
"Mindful Thoughts for Mothers is the perfect present for mums everywhere. It explores a mother’s world, helping the reader to hold a sense of the ‘bigger picture’ while being present in the day-to-day." - Mental Health Foundation Motherhood is one of the most wonderful and powerful experiences we can have in life. As the early years of our children’s lives unfold, we will undoubtedly experience the joys they bring, but will also encounter the stress and demands that appear daily and nightly on the parenting path. Using mindfulness practice to manage these demands we can become more present and meet life with awareness, in the moment. These reflections on motherhood will help you find greater self-understanding and enable you to navigate a mindful path along this exciting journey.