What is included in the original My Mindful Mat™?
My Mindful Mat™ original includes a portable 100% organic cotton zipper bag, a 14oz organic cotton mat with our unique design, 7 child-friendly mindfulness activities contained in a small board book, and parent/caregiver instructions for use. Lean more about the original My Mindful Mat™ HERE.
Who can benefit from a My Mindful Mat™?
Any parent or caregiver looking to implement mindful and intentional parenting can find success using My Mindful Mat™. Children who may benefit specifically from using My Mindful Mat™ are:
- Young Children
- Children with Autism and/or Sensory Processing Disorders
- Children in Foster Care
- Children with multiple homes (step-parent, split families)
- Children going through transitions (such as a big move, adoption, new sibling, death of a family member, etc).
- Children with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health challenges
My Mindful Mat™ helps both caregivers and their children become more intentional with their emotions and actions. My Mindful Mat™ products are also:
- PORTABLE – The mat is stored in a travel-sized bag to help create consistency from home to on-the-go.
- ENGAGING – Included with the mat are mindfulness activities to help children recenter.
- RESPONSIBLE – My Mindful Mats™ are sourced from eco-friendly (GOTS) and fair trade certified factories.
- FUN – Many children choose to practice mindfulness even without the instruction from a parent/caregiver.
- EASY – Instructions are simple and easy to follow.
- CREATIVE – Although we will only be releasing one design to begin with, future designs will take on different styles to reflect children’s unique needs and personality. If you have thoughts or ideas about future versions, please feel free to contact us.
- THOUGHTFUL – We are constantly testing, researching and refining to ensure that My Mindful Mat™ will truly benefit children and their families.
What age range is good for My Mindful Mat™?
Any age can benefit from using My Mindful Mat™ (including adults!). In our preliminary research, we have found that it is ideal for ages 2-10 years old.
How do I use My Mindful Mat™ Original?
To summarize, when a child needs space to recenter for any reason, go with your child to a space where they can take the mat out. Next, help the child complete all or some of the included mindfulness activities.
*Included with each mat is an instruction sheet with detailed instructions and extra tips to guide you through this process*
What is Mindfulness?
“A technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them:The practice of mindfulness can reduce stress and physical pain” (Dictionary.com)