No matter the age of a person, mental health is a part of each person’s overall wellness. Children and youth experience their mental health and mental health challenges in varied ways given their differing developmental stages
If you answer yes to any of the above questions or are concerned about the wellness of your youth, please reach out and get support now.
Children are people too. Children are impacted by life’s occurrences, whether they can express it through words or not. Often, children try to express themselves through their behaviour, leaving it to the adults to make sense of what they are trying to convey. Without the skills to really listen and hear, this can be frustrating for parents and children alike.
We can work directly with the child to:
❏ Provide a safe space for exploration and expression
❏ Provide a space with unconditional acceptance
❏ Develop awareness of internal processes
❏ Provide simplified knowledge and language about the brain and nervous system
❏ Develop awareness of ‘big emotions’
❏ Develop skills and coping tools to deal with ‘big emotions’
We can work directly with the parent/caregiver to:
❏ Provide a safe space to explore the challenges of parenting
❏ Develop awareness of patterns
❏ Increase awareness and knowledge about own reaction styles
❏ Learn tools to really listen
❏ Set and maintain boundaries
❏ Decrease sense of powerlessness
❏ Become more aligned with parent you want to be
Yoga, with a therapist that is trained in neuroscience and therapy, supports your nervous system to come back online in a safe environment. Yoga helps to slowly develop tolerance and capacity to feel again. It offers you the chance to understand your internal processes, the relationship your nervous system has with its environment, with a sense of safety and with a sense of connection. Through Yoga for Depression you become aware of the ‘loop’ and develop curiosity of how it works. With this understanding you are empowered for change.
To break the ‘loop’ of depression, two key components are needed, self-empathy and self-compassion. The practice of yoga offers time and space to develop the skill of empathy and a heart of compassion. With this, you can change your relationship with depression and decrease its impact on your life and wellbeing.