Starbright Meditations for Children

Author: Maureen Garth
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730495019
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
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Driven by the desire to help her three-year-old daughter settle down into a peaceful night's sleep, Maureen Garth devised meditations that would help her daughter feel secure and cared for. Starbright is a collection of the stories Garth created as her child grew older. these innovative meditations are simple visualisations parents and teachers can read to their children to help them sleep, develop concentration, waken creativity, and learn to quiet themselves.

The Children's Meditations in My Heart

Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781973137573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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Thousands of families love reading "The Children's meditations: In my heart" at bedtime. Children today sleep one hour less than we did 25 years ago. It might be the same in your country? We need to teach our children to handle their thoughts and get enough sleep.The meditations in this book help the kids move their focus away from their many thoughts that often keep them awake, and down into their bodies.When the busy brain gets less attention, and the tired body gets more, the children fall asleep. They are tired and they need sleep to grow, to develop, and to be happy. As parents, we give our children and their friends an important gift by making sure our children get enough sleep. And what better way than with a heart full of love... Benefits: Your child finds inner peace. Your child falls quickly and easily asleep with his/her heart full of love. You will have a wonderful time together and create a loving language full of symbols of love. Your child learns about self-love. Your child learns to tackle everyday challenges with love. Your child learns about empathy, love, cohesion and gratitude. You fill your own heart with love at the same time.We truly believe that the world needs these stories of love and that we can make the world a better place, if we teach our children how to feel at home in their bodies and understand that the most beautiful love grows inside them.

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide to Peace

Author: Brother Noah Yuttadhammo
Publisher: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
ISBN: 0557643910
Category: Religion
Page: 52
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Join with millions of people around the world in the practice of peace, happiness and freedom from suffering - the practice of meditation. In this book, you will find clear, simple instructions on an ancient meditation practice free from religious dogma or spiritual mumbo-jumbo; a practice that has helped generation after generation of ordinary people free themselves from all forms of mental and physical suffering.

Mindful Kids

50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
ISBN: 9781782853275
Page: 50
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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
Author: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
ISBN: 9186749064
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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"The magical book that will have your kids asleep in minutes." —The New York Post This groundbreaking #1 international bestseller is sure to put an end to nightly bedtime battles. Children and parents everywhere can't stop raving about this book! Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep? Join parents all over the world who have embraced The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep as their new nightly routine. When Roger can’t fall asleep, Mommy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do. Children will join Roger on his journey and be lulled to sleep alongside their new friend. Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s simple story uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep—at bedtime or naptime. Reclaim bedtime today! New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Translated into 43 Languages “On the cover of [The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep] there’s a sign that reads, ‘I can make anyone fall asleep’—and that’s a promise sleep-deprived parents can’t resist.” —NPR “For many parents, getting kids to fall asleep can be a nightmare. But [The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep] . . . promises to make the process easier and help kids to drift off to sleep faster.” —CBS News “A book whose powerfully soporific effects my son is helpless to resist.” —The New York Times

Guided Meditations for Children

Author: Jane Reehorst
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498232930
Category: Religion
Page: 312
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Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures. This process leads children into the Scripture scene, where they meet Jesus personally and are encouraged to talk and listen to him - which is prayer. Children will love to listen to these meditations because they love stories and because they are personally invited by Jesus to come, sit beside him, and listen to his story. Teaching children how to come to the Lord will not only affect you and your class now, but will lead children into a lifelong habit of affective prayer - the heart of religious education.

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep

A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
Author: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 0399554238
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Ellen the Elephant travels through the magical forest to dreamland.

Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities
Author: Lorraine Murray
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 0863159346
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive aspects of the child's life. We teach children quietness as a skill to reflect and recharge their inner lives. Lorraine Murray helped us on this journey.' -- Sheila Laing, Head Teacher. Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies. This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.

Indigo Dreaming

Book of Meditations for Children
Author: Amy Hamilton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780987184870
Page: N.A
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The Affirmation Station

Daily Affirmations and Journal
Author: Tania Joy Antonio
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504342615
Category: Self-Help
Page: 54
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Since Tania was a young girl she had a dream of making an impact on people. She understands the potential of believing in yourself and wants others to know they too have the power to choose. Tania is a mother, which has inspired her passion to bring the power of positive thinking into a childs life from the beginningteaching adults and children alike to understand the importance of being kind to one another and to live a life of gratitude, love, and compassion. Empowering children to have a positive mindset and believe in themselves. The Affirmation Station will contribute to peoples lives and help guide them as they learn to affirm as a daily practice. All the images are hand painted with watercolor paints and henna design. Tania was present for each painting as she and the artist brought her vision to life. The Affirmation Station is meant to empower children but will surely have an impact on everyone who reads it. The book also contains a journal giving children a place to self express their own affirmations and practice an attitude of gratitude. Somewhere they can always come back to, making this a book to cherish forever. "Reading The Affirmation Station to my infant daughter reminded me that the greatest gift we can give our children is to demonstrate for them self-love, so that in return, they will learn to love every part of their perfect little selves. If we believe that we become what we think about, then by sharing this beautiful book with your little one, you will be ensuring they put their thoughts toward kindness, gratitude, compassion, and love. I highly recommend you read The Affirmation Station to your baby or child starting now!" Serena J. Dyer, mother and author of Don't Die With Your Music Still In You In this special book, Tania Joy Antonio reminds our children that they are full of essence and spirit. A wonderful way to stay connected to the divinity that is present in us all. Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times author of The Conscious Parent


Stories for You to Read to Your Child to Encourage Calm, Confidence and Creativity
Author: Anne Civardi,Joyce Dunbar,Kate Petty,Louisa Somerville
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781904292883
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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A collection of 20 narrative-based meditations designed for use by parents of children aged 4-8, aimed at helping children to focus their minds, release their worries, believe in themselves and trust in the world around them, and dealing with topics including bereavement, nightmares, and anxieties at school.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)
Author: Eline Snel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829193
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Guided Imagery Work with Kids: Essential Practices to Help Them Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Build Self-Esteem

Author: Mellisa Dormoy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393710718
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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A toolbox of scripts for practicing a popular relaxation technique with child clients. Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that uses sensory visualizations to engage the mind and imagination for healing. It is a simple, versatile therapeutic tool that uses “scripts” to help clients focus and guide their imagination, and has been shown to alleviate a host of common emotional issues in kids, from anxiety and insecurity to stress, anger, and the effects of bullying. Easier to practice than meditation or hypnosis, guided imagery allows kids to quickly focus, integrate their thoughts, emotions, and feelings, and practice self-compassion, all without the need for extraordinary discipline or time investment. This concise book lays out all the essential guidelines for using this helpful healing practice in therapy, counseling, and any type of helping work with children. The opening chapters present the groundwork, explaining what guided imagery is, how it differs from mindfulness and hypnosis, how it works, and how to integrate it into therapy practice. The second half of the book offers dozens of detailed, ready-to-use guided imagery scripts for therapists to follow in their work with children. This rich collection of scripts is organized around the most common issues children present with in therapy, accompanied by helpful notes for working with particular age groups, and illustrated in practice through illuminating case vignettes. Issues addressed include: • Anxiety and tension • Stress management • Low self-esteem • Emotional health • Difficulty showing empathy • Social stress • Low energy and lack of motivation And much more. Readers will learn techniques to treat a range of child problems and encourage inner healing, happiness, and goal achievement. Small in format, therapists can consult this guide any time they want to use a script with a child during the therapy hour. It’s an adaptable tool for novice and experienced therapists alike to achieve maximum benefits in a minimum amount of time, even with no prior knowledge of guided imagery. Guided imagery scripts can be used in conjunction with any therapeutic approach, and are easily adapted to fit particular needs. With the scripts, skills, and essential principles in Guided Imagery Work with Kids, professionals will have everything they need to begin applying this effective method in their work with young clients.

The Mindful Child

How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416583561
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.

Relax Kids

Little Book of Stars
Author: Marneta Viegas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782794608
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 126
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Introduces meditation and relaxation by presenting star characters who identify themselves as having such characteristics as cleverness and kindness, with each exercise ending with an affirmation, and provides instructions to caregivers.


Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids
Author: Carolyn Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781463512026
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 50
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The ability to relax is an essential skill in our hectic world today. We hope that children can lead happy, relaxed, and calm lives, but often we neither teach them how to do this nor do we lead by example. This book provides stories to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds. Teaching a child the ability to consciously relax the body and clear the mind can also help address larger issues such as: anxiety, sleep disorders, nightmares, being scared of the dark at bedtime, depression, low self-esteem or negativity, life changes such as moving, divorce, changing schools, etc. Wildly imaginative and full of whimsical joy, Imaginations: Fun Relaxtion Stories and Meditations for Kids imparts to children a life lesson as important as any other they will ever learn: relaxation makes your body feel good, your mind calm, and it's fun!

The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780767913904
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
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The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sea Otter Cove

A Relaxation Story, Introducing Deep Breathing to Decrease Anxiety, Stress and Anger While Promoting Peaceful Sleep
Author: Lite
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937985080
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Children are sure to love experiencing belly breathing with playful sea otters and a sea child. This effective, self-calming technique also known as "diaphragmatic breathing" can have a positive impact on a child's health. Delightful characters and easy breathing encourage children to slow down, relax, and fall asleep peacefully. Full color.

Lolli and the Lollipop

Meditation Adventures for Kids
Author: Elena Paige
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980554236
Page: 64
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These meditations are designed to increase your child's self esteem, enhance your child's imagination and encourage positive thinking. Helps with bullying, friendships, self-acceptance, confidence and being resilient. Lolli's meditation adventures help kids to be happy and make great choices. Lolli loves to help kids with their emotions and feelings, helping them deal with anger, worry and fear. Perfect for creating a wonderful sleep routine with your children. "Come flying through the sky on a magical Lollipop. Make a wish as you eat a Purple Beetle Munchie. Tickle the giggling Buddha plant. And avoid getting teased by the Naughty Snooties! Join fun and lovable Lolli from the Land of Colour on six amazing Meditation Adventures. Once you're done you'll feel happier, more relaxed and wishing for your next Lolli adventure!" "Lolli calms Sophie (age 6) down and she goes straight to sleep" Susie Petris "Mathew and Jordan (ages 8 and 10) love these colourful characters that really make them laugh!" Joanna Walsh "The girls (ages 6 and 10) love Lolli so much! Fantastic, well received, no boredom. All fun. Great for fear. Great for self empowerment!" Elissa O'Brien

Relax Kids

And Other Fairy Tale Meditations for Princesses and Superheroes
Author: Marneta Viegas,Nicola Wyldbore-Smith
Publisher: Our Street Books
ISBN: 9781903816660
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 120
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Introduces children to meditation and relaxation through narratives identifying with the protagonist in fifty-two fairy tale stories and nursery rhymes.