Guest Post by Alison Lieber, MA, AMFT
Alison Lieber is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT136606) supervised by Bren M. Chasse at Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. in Pasadena, specializing in therapy services for children and families, with a clinical focus on mindfulness and play. Get to know Alison, her specialties, and her services at www.mindfultherapyforkids.com.
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In today’s fast-paced world, children and families alike face numerous challenges that can take a toll on mental health and emotional well-being. Stressors such as academic pressures, social demands, and technology distractions can overwhelm even the youngest members of our families. As a marriage and family therapist specializing in mindfulness and play therapy for children, I’m here to share with you some valuable insights and practical strategies for integrating mindfulness into your family’s daily routines. These practices can support your children’s mental health and emotional regulation, fostering a more harmonious and balanced family life.
Mindfulness Practices in Daily Family Life
Lead by Example
Children learn best by observing their parents and caregivers. As parents, it’s crucial to model mindfulness in your daily life. Incorporate mindful practices such as deep breathing, mindful eating, or simply being present in the moment. When children see their caregivers prioritizing mindfulness, they are more likely to follow suit.
Use mealtime as an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness. Encourage your family to eat together without distractions like smartphones or TV. Invite everyone to savor the flavors, textures, and aromas of the food. This practice promotes mindful eating, which can improve digestion and encourage a positive relationship with food.
Learn More About Mindfulness Through Child and Family Therapy in Pasadena, CA.
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Other Mental Health Services Offered at Anchor Psychotherapy, Inc. in Los Angeles
We offer a wide variety of mental health services to help you at any stage of your mental health journey. This includes trauma and EMDR, child and family services including high conflict divorce and court-involved families, counseling for couples and polycules, LGBTQ+ services, and group therapy.