Sunday, November 5, 2017

Supporting Children's' Emotions

Every day our kids are having new experiences and learning new things. This is a lot of emotional processing. Often struggling to verbalize and process how they are treated by others, what they are learning, or what they need, some of the best habits we can create are those that provide them a safe place to share, be heard, and release emotions in a healthy way. 

Essential oils can play a key role in this process. The sense of smell is our only sense that bypasses our conscious “regulation” interception and moves straight to the cortex of the brain to go to work. So subconsciously smell can send messages to the body about well-being, memories, or danger without requiring us to figure it out first. Perfect for kids. Compounds like sesquiterpenes can delete bad information in cellular memory and are present in almost all essential oils. Simply put, essential oils can work with the brain to clear pathways, move out unwanted sludge, and release creativity and joy. 

Here are some favorite oils and blends we use in our home! We often use very simply by diluting if needed for the child and apply to the bottoms of the feet for easy absorption into the body or breathing from the palms. One drop is all that is needed! (Also, these are perfect for Mom too, because heaven knows we need ALL the emotional support for this hardest, best job in the world!)

Release™ is a blend with a relaxing aroma that facilitates the ability to let go of anger and frustration. It also promotes harmony and balance when diffused.

Joy is a blend containing oils beneficial for choosing to allow the positive in life to take the upper hand as we focus on gratitude for all the good in our experiences. 

Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and connectedness. Create a safe and comforting environment when you diffuse or inhale this empowering oil—a perfect opportunity to collect scattered thoughts and process a busy day. 

Stress Away is a vacation in a bottle. A unique combination of Lime and Vanilla that is the perfect blend of tropical and citrus. Such a sweet and delicious-smelling way to breathe deeply and calm overwhelming emotions!

If you already use oils, what are some of your kids’ favorites during emotional moments? What are some that you use for yourself, like maybe as you drop off that baby at kindergarten or college?

I am an independent distributor of Young Living.  Patti Friday Kennedy #12680967
***  Any suggestions made on this blog are very specific to Young Living essential oils and should not be used with oils from another source. Statements made on this website about Young Living Essential Oils have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.

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