For this episode of the TiLT Parenting Podcast, I sit down with Kate Berger, a child and adolescent psychologist, Mindfulness instructor, and owner of the Netherlands-based therapy practice, Expat Kids’ Club, for a conversation about the benefits of mindfulness in kids and ideas for how to begin weaving mindfulness into our families’ lives.
Kate is heavily engaged in the movement to bring mindfulness into schools and other children’s communities, and is a big believer in the benefits of mindfulness in kids, especially with regards to emotional and mental well-being, both in school and in their inner lives.
About Kate: Kate Berger, MSc is a child and adolescent psychologist, consultant, and the founder of The Expat Kids Club which has provided counsel to hundreds of youngsters and, their families, as well as major corporations, from the U.K., Germany, Singapore, and the U.S. Kate is also the Co-Chair & Co-Founder of the Families In Global Transition affiliate in The Netherlands, and is a dedicated mindfulness meditation practitioner and certified instructor who teaches mindfulness to young people through the collaborative Mindfulness International.
THINGS YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:
- What MINDFULNESS actually is
- Why developing a mindfulness practice is a natural fit for children
- How mindfulness can specifically benefit differently-wired kids
- How mindfulness can support a parent in especially intense or difficult moments
- Tips and ideas for introducing, encouraging, and supporting a mindfulness practice in your family
- Kate Berger’s practice The Expat Kids’ Club
- Sitting Still Like a Frog (book)
- Headspace mindfulness app (iTunes)
- “When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom” (The Atlantic Article)