Deep breathing and meditation will help us to be more mindful during any situation. Once we have learned to postpone our immediate reaction to challenging situations, we will be better able to open our hearts and minds to guidance from the Holy Spirit.
You will be able to share love, wisdom, understanding, and caring through being mindful and present with your child. These are gifts from God that you can give when you are connected with His spirit.
By regulating your emotions through deep breathing, and opening your mind to His guidance through meditation, you give yourself the opportunity to step into the presence of God. When this happens, you can then share this calm and clarity with others.
Mindfulness with your child helps create an environment of peace and love. God is always available. It is your responsibility to be mindful so you can help your child be more mindful and regulated. We accomplish this through the Holy Spirit.
“Finally, all of you have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8.
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.