GoZen! Mindful Minutes podcast helps kids relieve stress and anxiety with tips supported by cutting-edge research from the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness. If you're a parent a teacher, take a few minutes to listen to one of our episodes packed with practical and fun (yes, fun!) advice.
Reduce Anxiety by Ditching Self-Criticism
Our kids feel have an anxious thought and then they beat themselves us for feeling anxious. Why? Self-criticism is somehow become acceptable and commonplace. Toward a goal of less anxiety, this technique fails. Let's see how we can teach our kids to be their own best friends and what science has to say about self-compassion and anxiety.
Boost Your Child's Confidence in 2 Minutes (Backed by Science)
Helping your kids feel more confident and powerful—emotionally, behaviorally, and physiologically—could be as simple as a change in posture. The key is in how they change their posture and for how long.
Using Mindfulness to Observe Anxious Thoughts
Instead of suppressing anxious thoughts, teach your kids to observe their thoughts without reacting. This teaches them thoughts come and go, but it is their choices whether to react or not. This technique is incredibly powerful.
The 1 Question to Disarm Anxious Thoughts
Anxious thoughts can repeat in your child's head like a broken record. Provide them 1 question that will help halt anxious thinking. Also learn a fun game they can use make this technique even more powerful.
8 One-Minute Anxiety Relief Tools for Kids
This isn't a magic pill episode on anxiety relief for kids! You'll learn 8 research-based techniques that can help manage your child's anxiety in 60 seconds or less. #5 is to witness love. Add all of them to your toolkit.
Meditation: Loving-Kindness for Stress Relief
Listen to a guided loving-kindness meditation (the meditation starts at 2:00). Research shows practicing the loving-kindness meditation is a path to relieve anxiety, stress, and increase well-being. This is great for kids and adults alike.