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My Meditative Moments

Mindfully Me, ‘Storytelling’

by meditative - July 13th, 2016.
Filed under: Mindfulness for Parents & Children, Reflections from Bodhi.

‘Tell the story’… about what happened and what you may have been feeling when it happened. ‘It’s okay’ to not quite understand our feelings, thoughts, or bodily sensations. Difficult situations can leave us confused and sometimes frightened.

As parents we can be attentive by listening closely and by helping our children to facilitate their ‘stories’ either by starting it, or by filling in their missing pieces… as they recollect, order, describe, and try to make sense of their experiences.

To be able to ‘name’ & engage thoughts, feelings, strong emotions, and bodily sensations can really help to ‘tame’ & quiet any underlying fear and uncertainty. Whether young or old, ‘storytelling’ can give the mind a chance to sort things out with words & logic. The ‘story’ can be spoken, written in a journal, drawn, or even painted… in whatever way might help to bring some clarity and understanding for ‘this’ or any difficult situation one may need to re-frame in order to make sense.

Sometimes we need a little help in getting perspective on things… and a good ‘story’ might help to bring it all together.

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