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4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness Visuals (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

In all our years with Sunshine at home, we've tried and tested so many different ways to help her calm and be mindful of her words, actions, and surroundings, before she escalates to unsafe and dangerous behaviors.  

If we can bring her back to the present moment, there is a chance that she won't go too far. One psychiatrist described her unsafe state as a behavioral seizure.  

Once she goes too far, there is no way to stop her. We just have to brace ourselves for whatever happens, with safety as the main priority, until she's done.

Out of all the ways we've tried and tested, the 4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness have worked best.  

They were adopted at her day program, where they saw the same successs. When Sunshine was at her first RTC, staff used the prompts as well to help prevent escalations when possible.  

I've discussed the 4 Prompts to Encouage Mindfulness in a previous post.  You can read all about them HERE

There is one thing is missing from that post though.  There are no visuals for kids who need that extra support.

Today, as part of our 12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables, I've decided to gift them to you.  They are created in multiple forms to be adapted for every situation.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.  

4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness Visuals (12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables)

4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness Visuals


As mentioned above, this printable is designed to be used in conjunction with the 4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness explained HERE

The visuals have been created with bright colors and very animated faces that are pleasing to children.  Facial expressions are nonthreatening to promote peace and calm when used.

The goal would be to introduce the 4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness when the child is calm, so she can practice them with success.  

Then, in those moments when you need to use them, you can pull them out and the child is already familiar with them.  

Eventually your goal would be for the child to initiate the 4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness on her own.  

We will have a set of the smallest size cards hanging on our refrigerator so Sunshine can grab them when she needs them.  Just the act of turning pages in a book is very soothing to her and will help in the process.

4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness Visuals


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12 Days of FREE Christmas Printables: 4 Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness Visuals

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