Learning and Mindset Through Meditation | SBHK

Learning and Mindset Through Meditation

Last week, we spoke about mindset through discovery. This week, we’ll dive in and cover mindset through meditation for children.

上星期我們討論了在學習新事物的過程中修養心態。這次,我們來談談怎樣和孩子靜坐冥想來修養心態吧。

Meditation is a special practice that can be introduced to children at a very young age. In fact, the benefits of mindset and meditation can be experienced very early in life. Many parents and teachers choose to introduce meditation to children because of the positive impact it has on their physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. 

Children who meditate have better grades in school and tend to be more focused than their peers. It also enhances their ability to focus on the task at hand.

靜坐冥想是一種特別的練習,而孩子可以在很小的時候就開始。其實,早在生命的最初期,我們就可以體驗到靜坐冥想和心態修養的益處了。不少家長和導師會讓小孩子靜坐冥想,因為這對他們的整體身心發展都有很大的幫助。

會靜坐冥想的孩子往往在學校能有好的學習成績,專注力也會比他們的同學強。他們能集中精神完成手上的任務。

Here are some activities to do with your child to practice mindset through meditation. 

你可以用以下的這些簡單方法開始孩子的靜坐冥想練習。

Simple breathing exercise
簡單的呼吸練習

Start with a simple breathing exercise. Children who are new to meditation often find it difficult to stay focused on their breath for long. The easiest way to overcome this challenge is by taking deep breaths and breathing out slowly. You can try this exercise together with your child, and then set a timer so that they have an idea of how much time they need to focus on their breathing before moving on to other activities.

由簡單的呼吸練習開始。剛開始做靜坐冥想的孩子很難長時間專注於自己的呼吸。最簡單直接的方法就是讓他們深深吸一口氣,然後盡量慢慢地將氣吐出。你可以陪孩子一起做,同時用一個計時器讓他們知道他們需要專注多久才能繼續做下一步的活動。

Use a mantra
利用禪語

Use a mantra when meditating with children. A mantra is simply an inspirational word or phrase that helps them stay focused while meditating, like “I am calm” or “I am strong.” If a particular word doesn’t resonate well with your child and seems too complicated when saying it aloud during meditation sessions, use any word at all—it could even be just one syllable! As long as it keeps repeating itself in their heads every time thoughts come up about something else entirely unrelated. This is a great tool to allow them to focus. 

教孩子一句禪語。禪語可以是一句短句,只要能幫助他們專注就可以。例如:「我很平和」或是「我很堅定」。要是孩子不喜歡,或是用短句有點複雜,那也可以只用一個字,甚至一個聲音也可以。關鍵是:每當他們分神想到別的事情方面去時,他們能在心中重複這個禪語,令他們的思想回來,重拾專注就可以了。這個禪語是一個幫助他們專注的有效方法。

The benefits of meditation can be experienced really early in life.

Meditation is not only beneficial for adults, but can also have significant effects on the brain development of children as well.

The techniques used in mindfulness meditation are simple and easy to teach to children as young as 2 or 3 years old. These techniques include focusing on breathing, being aware of your surroundings, and being fully present in the moment with whatever you are doing at that moment. 

By introducing these methods at an early age, children will develop these skills, which they will carry with them through their lives as they become adults and experience various situations such as stress or anxiety etc…

靜坐冥想除了對成人有益處,對孩子的大腦發展也有顯著的幫助。

我們這裏所介紹的方法很容易也很簡單,即使是兩、三歲的孩子也可以做到。一些簡單的方法包括專注於自己的呼吸、留心自己四周的環境。不管你做甚麼,都完全地將注意力集中在那件事上,盡量活在當刻。

只要你從小就教導孩子這些方法,他們的技能自然會越發成熟。當他們將來長大,不管遇到怎樣的情緒壓力或焦慮,他們都有了能應付的技能了。

Here are some comics that we recommend reading with your child this week.
以下是這個星期的《童心童真》漫畫故事推介。

We hope that you found these tips helpful and that you will come back for future tips. 

希望我們提議的這些方法你能派上用場。下星期我們會繼續討論新的課題。

我們會經常為大家探討漢字和語文的課題。
要是你有特別的相關課題希望我們探討,歡迎您告訴我們。

We discuss Chinese language and culture related topics on a regular basis.
If you would like us to discuss certain topics about Chinese, please let us know.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

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