About Leah Bowman and Holly Brochmann

Sisters Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann are dedicated wives, mothers, and authors, each passionate about contributing to a mentally healthier society in a meaningful way. Leah has a Master of Education degree in counseling with a focus in play therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas where she currently practices, and she is committed to helping her child clients work through issues including abuse, depression, and anxiety. Holly has a degree in journalism and enjoys creative writing both as a hobby and as a primary part of her career in public relations.
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Breathing Exercises for Kids

Our breathing is directly related to our emotions. When we are nervous, our breathing is fast and noisy. When we are calm, it becomes slow and harmonious. In tense moments, if we know how to control breathing, we can react with serenity. How often do we want to calm ourselves but do not know how to do it? How often do we want to concentrate but have a thousand ideas racing around our head? How often do we want to sleep but the stress of tomorrow consumes our thoughts?

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To Have a Mindful Child, Be a Mindful Parent

You’ve probably been there – your shopping cart is overflowing with groceries, the checkout line is a mile long, and your toddler is hanging on by the tiniest thread. As the line eventually trickles down and you allow yourself to think you might actually make it, an epic meltdown ensues. Your kid completely loses it. Meanwhile, you’re sweating bullets, your heart is racing and your own temper starts to flare. Mindful parents in this situation take deep breaths, recognizing that if they are calm, the child is more likely to follow suit.

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To Have a Mindful Child, Be a Mindful Parent 2018-09-27T12:09:53+00:00