Kindful Living: Heart-Centred Therapy & Kindfulness Coaching

Kindful Living: Heart-Centred Therapy & Kindfulness Coaching Heart-Centred Child & Family Therapy
Kindfulness Coaching

Supporting more Mindful, Compassionate, Purposeful & Joyful Living

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With Fall and Thanksgiving on the radar, all the physical changes in the natural world around us provide a wonderful opp...
09/14/2021

With Fall and Thanksgiving on the radar, all the physical changes in the natural world around us provide a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with the little ones in our lives to cultivate mindfulness.

If you need some inspiration, pick up a set of our Celebrating Cultural Diversity Thanksgiving/ Indigenous People’s Day activities which were designed by a Child Therapist to teach children 2-12 years about the history of Thanksgiving, including the significant role of the Indigenous Peoples, as well as to practise and cultivate Mindfulness, Self-Love and Compassion. ⁣

Get 25% off until October 11 with code Thanksgiving2021. To order, check out the link in my bio.⁣

#EmotionalRegulationForKids
#MindfulnessMatters #MindfulMama #MindfulMom #MindfulMoms #MindfulMoments #KindfulLiving #Kindfulness #MindfulLiving ⁣#HeartCenteredLiving #HeartCenteredBusiness #HeartCentredEntrepreneur #MindfulMom #MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans #KindfulKids #MindfulKids #MindfulLife #MindfulnessBooks #MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣⁣#MindfulActivities #BrantfordMoms #BrantCounty #ParisOntario #MarkhamMoms #Unionville #Stouffville #MindfulnessMatters #EmotionalIntelligence #SocialEmotionalLearning #CelebratingDiversity

With Fall and Thanksgiving on the radar, all the physical changes in the natural world around us provide a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with the little ones in our lives to cultivate mindfulness.

If you need some inspiration, pick up a set of our Celebrating Cultural Diversity Thanksgiving/ Indigenous People’s Day activities which were designed by a Child Therapist to teach children 2-12 years about the history of Thanksgiving, including the significant role of the Indigenous Peoples, as well as to practise and cultivate Mindfulness, Self-Love and Compassion. ⁣

Get 25% off until October 11 with code Thanksgiving2021. To order, check out the link in my bio.⁣

#EmotionalRegulationForKids
#MindfulnessMatters #MindfulMama #MindfulMom #MindfulMoms #MindfulMoments #KindfulLiving #Kindfulness #MindfulLiving ⁣#HeartCenteredLiving #HeartCenteredBusiness #HeartCentredEntrepreneur #MindfulMom #MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans #KindfulKids #MindfulKids #MindfulLife #MindfulnessBooks #MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣⁣#MindfulActivities #BrantfordMoms #BrantCounty #ParisOntario #MarkhamMoms #Unionville #Stouffville #MindfulnessMatters #EmotionalIntelligence #SocialEmotionalLearning #CelebratingDiversity

When working with families a common sentiment that is expressed is “I’m doing my best to help my (child/partner/etc) but...
09/14/2021

When working with families a common sentiment that is expressed is “I’m doing my best to help my (child/partner/etc) but they just don’t seem to want my help!⁣”

To which I respond: we cannot do for others what they do not want us to do for them, or which they aren’t ready to do for themselves. As hard as it is to watch our loved ones struggle, the best we can do is offer our compassion. We cannot endure their struggles for them ~ as hard as it is to witness them hurting, we each have our own journeys in life. ⁣

When we offer our version of help, as opposed to ask for how they might want to be helped, we assume we are the expert in their lives rather than they being the experts themselves, and for most people this does not sit well. Taking a more collaborative approach requires acknowledging we are all experts in our own lives, regardless of age or experience.⁣

Of course this is not a popular opinion, but after working in the capacity as a therapist with children and families for over a decade, I have no doubt that this is the only approach I have seen enable positive outcomes.⁣

#CompassionInAction
#ConsciousParent
#GentleParent
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣
#Kindfulness ⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
⁣#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #RaisingKindHumans #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣⁣⁣⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

When working with families a common sentiment that is expressed is “I’m doing my best to help my (child/partner/etc) but they just don’t seem to want my help!⁣”

To which I respond: we cannot do for others what they do not want us to do for them, or which they aren’t ready to do for themselves. As hard as it is to watch our loved ones struggle, the best we can do is offer our compassion. We cannot endure their struggles for them ~ as hard as it is to witness them hurting, we each have our own journeys in life. ⁣

When we offer our version of help, as opposed to ask for how they might want to be helped, we assume we are the expert in their lives rather than they being the experts themselves, and for most people this does not sit well. Taking a more collaborative approach requires acknowledging we are all experts in our own lives, regardless of age or experience.⁣

Of course this is not a popular opinion, but after working in the capacity as a therapist with children and families for over a decade, I have no doubt that this is the only approach I have seen enable positive outcomes.⁣

#CompassionInAction
#ConsciousParent
#GentleParent
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣
#Kindfulness ⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
⁣#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #RaisingKindHumans #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣⁣⁣⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

I used to worry that if I stopped being hard on myself, that I wouldn’t be motivated to succeed. I was convinced that be...
09/01/2021

I used to worry that if I stopped being hard on myself, that I wouldn’t be motivated to succeed. I was convinced that being overly critical of myself helped motivate me to be the best I could be. I didn’t know any better. Growing up, my dad would lovingly ask me where the last 1 % of my mark was when I got 99%. Nothing other than absolute perfection was acceptable. ⁣

It wasn’t until my late 20s that I realized the pain and hardship it caused me to have adopted the beliefs I did. I didn’t know how to not strive to be perfect ~ and this impacted every aspect of my life (I.e the standards I set for myself with work, schooling, my appearance, etc…). It made it impossible to be satisfied with relationships because when we don’t love ourselves unconditionally we can’t provide others with this either (we also don’t make the best choices re: partners). I didn’t know what the solution was, but I knew I had a problem.⁣

As the Universe would have it, I came across the work of many researchers, including Kristin Neff who convinced me to give self-compassion a try.⁣

It was NOT an easy road but it was well worth the love I now feel + have for myself and the peace I entertain in my life as a result of finally putting myself first. Not to mention, it was like nothing short of magic in the way that it transformed what once ailed me, into pure joy 💜⁣

What keeps you from being compassionate work yourself ? ⁣

#SelfLoveJourney⁣
#SelfCompassionJourney
#SelfCompassionQuotes
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving⁣
#HeartCentredEntrepreneur ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#SelfCompassionatePractice⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

I used to worry that if I stopped being hard on myself, that I wouldn’t be motivated to succeed. I was convinced that being overly critical of myself helped motivate me to be the best I could be. I didn’t know any better. Growing up, my dad would lovingly ask me where the last 1 % of my mark was when I got 99%. Nothing other than absolute perfection was acceptable. ⁣

It wasn’t until my late 20s that I realized the pain and hardship it caused me to have adopted the beliefs I did. I didn’t know how to not strive to be perfect ~ and this impacted every aspect of my life (I.e the standards I set for myself with work, schooling, my appearance, etc…). It made it impossible to be satisfied with relationships because when we don’t love ourselves unconditionally we can’t provide others with this either (we also don’t make the best choices re: partners). I didn’t know what the solution was, but I knew I had a problem.⁣

As the Universe would have it, I came across the work of many researchers, including Kristin Neff who convinced me to give self-compassion a try.⁣

It was NOT an easy road but it was well worth the love I now feel + have for myself and the peace I entertain in my life as a result of finally putting myself first. Not to mention, it was like nothing short of magic in the way that it transformed what once ailed me, into pure joy 💜⁣

What keeps you from being compassionate work yourself ? ⁣

#SelfLoveJourney⁣
#SelfCompassionJourney
#SelfCompassionQuotes
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving⁣
#HeartCentredEntrepreneur ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#SelfCompassionatePractice⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

Kindful living is about intentionally living a certain way ~ #Kindfully (Kind + Mindfully)⁣⁣This means striving to live ...
08/31/2021

Kindful living is about intentionally living a certain way ~ #Kindfully (Kind + Mindfully)⁣

This means striving to live Kindfully in every way possibly: ⁣
🌍 How we interact with the world around us⁣
📿 The rituals we engage in⁣
👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏾 The people we surround ourself with ⁣
🍑🧴What we put into + onto our bodies⁣

As my elder son, Zayn (3) and I cut up broccoli the other day, I couldn’t help but notice how carefully he was cutting off the stems and how he observed each “baby tree” 🥦 before he would pop it into his mouth. I reflected for him my observation of how careful he was with the tool he was using to cut, and he replied “I don’t want to hurt the baby trees.” 🥰⁣

I truly believe it is our innate desire to be kind and to be mindful but somewhere along the way we learn that we need to multitask to be productive, to be fast in order to be effective and that we need to exert power to be in control. ⁣

The next time you need a lesson in #Kindfulness observe a young child as they eat with all their senses, or as they interact with the world around them ~ I promise you that the joy you witness them experiencing, doing the simplest things, will inspire you to also be a little more Kindful yourself 💜⁣

#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForKids ⁣
#MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans ⁣
#KindfulKids ⁣
#MindfulKids ⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #RaisingKindHumans #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#KidsMeditation ⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

Kindful living is about intentionally living a certain way ~ #Kindfully (Kind + Mindfully)⁣

This means striving to live Kindfully in every way possibly: ⁣
🌍 How we interact with the world around us⁣
📿 The rituals we engage in⁣
👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏾 The people we surround ourself with ⁣
🍑🧴What we put into + onto our bodies⁣

As my elder son, Zayn (3) and I cut up broccoli the other day, I couldn’t help but notice how carefully he was cutting off the stems and how he observed each “baby tree” 🥦 before he would pop it into his mouth. I reflected for him my observation of how careful he was with the tool he was using to cut, and he replied “I don’t want to hurt the baby trees.” 🥰⁣

I truly believe it is our innate desire to be kind and to be mindful but somewhere along the way we learn that we need to multitask to be productive, to be fast in order to be effective and that we need to exert power to be in control. ⁣

The next time you need a lesson in #Kindfulness observe a young child as they eat with all their senses, or as they interact with the world around them ~ I promise you that the joy you witness them experiencing, doing the simplest things, will inspire you to also be a little more Kindful yourself 💜⁣

#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForKids ⁣
#MindfulnessForChildren #MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans ⁣
#KindfulKids ⁣
#MindfulKids ⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #RaisingKindHumans #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#KidsMeditation ⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

I often notice how triggering a child’s resistance is for parents who have experienced trauma as children themselves.⁣⁣M...
08/30/2021

I often notice how triggering a child’s resistance is for parents who have experienced trauma as children themselves.⁣

Many parents find they become angry and combative with their children when this happens while others become withdrawn.⁣

Learning to move through this requires acknowledging what our inner child experienced as a result of not being able to say no and then allowing ourselves to feel all that is aroused in us.⁣

Only once we do this can we then use tools such as breath or movement to move the residual energy of our trauma out of our bodies so that it is no longer waiting to be triggered.⁣

#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindBodyAwareness⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#SelfLoveJourney⁣⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForFamilies⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#TraumaAwareness #TraumaHurtsButYouCanHeal ⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#NeuroHacking⁣
#TherapistsOfIG

I often notice how triggering a child’s resistance is for parents who have experienced trauma as children themselves.⁣

Many parents find they become angry and combative with their children when this happens while others become withdrawn.⁣

Learning to move through this requires acknowledging what our inner child experienced as a result of not being able to say no and then allowing ourselves to feel all that is aroused in us.⁣

Only once we do this can we then use tools such as breath or movement to move the residual energy of our trauma out of our bodies so that it is no longer waiting to be triggered.⁣

#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindBodyAwareness⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#SelfLoveJourney⁣⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForFamilies⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough #ParentingForSocialChange #ParentingForConnection ⁣
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#TraumaAwareness #TraumaHurtsButYouCanHeal ⁣
#MentalHealthAwareness⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#NeuroHacking⁣
#TherapistsOfIG

Learning to trust ourselves, our intuition and innate wisdom is a journey that requires, first and foremost, for us to b...
08/26/2021

Learning to trust ourselves, our intuition and innate wisdom is a journey that requires, first and foremost, for us to be honest with ourselves. ⁣

After all, how can we expect our body, our mind and our spirit to be trusting when we are not trustworthy? ⁣

#TrustYourselfAgain
#LearningToTrustOurselves⁣
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans ⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

Learning to trust ourselves, our intuition and innate wisdom is a journey that requires, first and foremost, for us to be honest with ourselves. ⁣

After all, how can we expect our body, our mind and our spirit to be trusting when we are not trustworthy? ⁣

#TrustYourselfAgain
#LearningToTrustOurselves⁣
#MindfulnessMatters ⁣
#MindfulMama ⁣
#MindfulMoments ⁣
#KindfulLiving ⁣⁣
#MindfulLiving⁣
#HeartCenteredLiving ⁣
#MindfulMom ⁣
#MindfulnessForFamilies #MindfulnessForBusyHumans ⁣
#MindfulLife ⁣
#MindfulnessMoment⁣ ⁣
#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough
#Stouffville ⁣
#Markham ⁣
#Unionville ⁣
#BrantCounty ⁣
#ParisOntario⁣
#Brantford⁣
#TraumaTherapist ⁣
#HealingTrauma ⁣
#TraumaHealing ⁣
#TraumaRecovery ⁣
#MindfulMoms⁣
#SocialEmotionalLearning⁣
#EmotionalIntelligence⁣
#MindfulParenting⁣
#TherapistsOfIG⁣

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The Journey To Your BEST Self and Living the BEST Story of Your Life

Everyone has the potential to manifest their greatest dreams ~ once we learn how to listen to our intuition, find inner calm and confidence, we are ready to let love and mindfulness guide us towards creating the life we dream of and deserve to live!

Despite years of education and training in Mindfulness and Therapy, I had no idea how powerful Kindfulness could be, until it truly changed the entire course of my life - for the better! I began by slowly integrating small practices into my life and as I experienced their magical effects on every aspect of my life, I eventually built the very foundation of my daily existence on these practises!

Allow me to introduce myself and share why I do what I do.

I am Zahra, a Child & Family Therapist and Kindfulness Coach. The purpose in my passion is to guide children and adults on their journey towards finding the inner peace, self-awareness, confidence and focus required to create the life they dream of living.

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