Kids and teens can be easily bombarded with negative images from the news, movies and computer games.
Technology has become a constant distraction, from tvs and computers to mobile phones and gaming devices.
Being silent and still can make them feel bored and uncomfortable or anxious and disconnected.
This can make them distract themselves with more activity to the point their nervous systems can become overloaded.
Meditation cultivates the resting response our bodies need for optimal health and healing. It also improves attention to cognitive abilities such as learning, memory and problem solving. Teaching children to be mindful and live with a greater level of awareness, helps them to be more present, self aware and accepting, as well as less reactive to stressful situations.
Meditation can help kids and teens:
Calm the mind chatter and relax the body to assist with restful sleep.
- Understand and manage stress and emotions.
- Aid focus, concentration and productivity.
- Recognise their own inner strengths and resources.
- Allow the flow of creativity.
- Develop an awareness of the importance of mental self care.
Similar to reading a bedtime story, meditation helps children use visualisation techniques to switch off and enter into an Alpha state – relaxed but alert....
The meditations below include a combination of video files to listen to and watch the demonstrations, audio files of the meditations you can download and downloadable pdf worksheets with optional exercises for some of them. They cover a variety of themes:
- Sensory Awareness
- Body Relaxation
- Confidence & Self Esteem
- Focus & Clarity
- Problem Solving
- Affirmations & Gratitude
New meditations are added each month - all included in your initial one off sign up fee.