Can My Child or Teen Use Mindfulness to Deal with Low Self-Esteem?
Children and teens can harbor negative thoughts about themselves that lead to low self-esteem. In this video, psychotherapist Gina Biegel talks about how kids can use mindfulness to stop beating themselves up and increase their self-confidence.
Children and teens aren't necessarily very kind
to themselves-- particularly teens. I think children are still at a level where they aren't as judgmental of themselves
and of their experiences. And I think as you get a little bit older, everything becomes a balance of, is this good, is this bad,
is this right or it's wrong? And our brain kind of categorizes things, which makes it easier to be judgmental.
And so I think when you look at mindfulness, it gives you that moment, that pause of noticing where your mind goes so maybe you can kind of break
some of that cycle of automatically judging and to start even noticing one good quality about themselves
or one thing they're proud of and-- or not starting to compare themselves to a standard that are unrealistic expectations
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