Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and MeditationCultivating an awareness of mind and body are essential for independently managing attention span, strong emotions, impulsivity, oppositional behavior and explosiveness, among others. We often stress pharmaceutical solutions for these challenges, which are often necessary to level extreme unregulated behaviors/emotions. However, medication without learning emotional/behavioral skills may prove to be a temporary solution. Many children do not like to take their medication. They report feeling numb, tired, not hungry, not themselves, etc. By connecting with mind and body, children and adolescents can begin to independently manage some symptoms of ADHD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, anxiety and depression. Eightfold Counseling hopes to engage children and adolescents in practices that may be unfamiliar but promote emotional and behavioral independence.