Mindfulness Apps for Parents
Mindfulness apps for parents with Edith Bowman.
We feel very inspired by this article this morning, in which DJ Edith Bowman talks about how a mindfulness app helped her to overcome the guilt of being a working mother whilst concurrently teaching her to come into her body, step outside of her busy-life and respond more compassionately to her children. Edith talks about a mindfulness app called Quility, which is the first to be targeted at parents, and addresses these feelings of guilt. It was designed by Tessa Watt, who teaches mindfulness at the House of Commons, and Vishvapani Blomfield, a contributor to Thought for the Day. Edith particularly loves the body scanning exercise: “In London you live at such a fast pace, expected to multitask. These exercises encourage you to slow down.”
Edith also feels that Quility has changed her approach to parenting. “My knee-jerk reaction is to tell the kids off. This has helped me rewire my brain and be in control of my reactions so you don’t then beat yourself up about how you’ve responded.”