Kids Featured Meditation
The first session, designed to teach children what Mindful Meditation is. To recognise what relaxation feels like and where children learn they can take themselves into a calm place and relaxed state, which can be used to improve resilience to stressful situations and encourage an emotional state which is ready for learning.
Some questions you can ask after the meditation to encourage open communication of thoughts, feelings and emotions.
What did sleepy lion look like? Any shape, size, colour is ok and it could change from day to day.
What did Mr Cat look like? Any shape, size, colour is ok and it could change from day to day.
Does Mr Cat have a name?
Did you hear his purr?
Did your breathing slow down with his purr?
How did it make you feel? Any thoughts and feelings are ok
Did you see anything else? Anything is ok.
Have you thought of your sleepy lion anywhere else?
Has the sleepy lion or Mr Cat spoken to you when your meditating? What did they say?
When do you feel most relaxed?
Would you like to do it again?
There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. It’s important that children are listened to and they do not feel that what they had to say was wrong.