When dealing with trauma, either with a capital or small ‘t’, not everyone can verbalise their emotions, or indeed their thoughts.
Very young children certainly struggle, as they haven’t yet gained the capacity for expressing through language. Any trauma, upset, or unresolved events, present or past, could be negatively affecting their behaviour and emotions, at home or in the classroom.
Here are five situations when you shouldn’t use Mindfulness:
1. When you want to be really reckless and couldn’t care about the consequences of your actions.
2. When you hate the idea of being in control of your own emotions.
Imagine the scene: you’re on stage, it’s the first night of a Shakespeare play it’s a sell out and there’s 900 people watching you. It is your turn to speak, you turn to the actor to say your line and suddenly, you realise you don’t know it! Not only do you not know it, but you haven’t the slightest clue what to say or do! All eyes are on you!