Children’s meditation

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Is your child hyperactive or difficult to get to sleep? Is she moody and uncooperative? Is he restless and tends to tantrums? 

So much of what we do in our life is about focusing our mind and thinking things through. From a very young age, our senses are bombarded with concepts, ideas and intellectual challenge. Children are pushed to achieve intellectually from a very young age and for many people, there is no opportunity, no desire, and no obvious reason to learn to let go. 'Push' is the modern day mantra. We push sports, diets, work, study and so on. When the mind is active, the body also becomes agitated or distracted. Even though not the only contributing factor for these behaviours in children, this type of mantra can play a big part.

Child meditating

Allowing Children To Relax

It is surprising to me that many people cannot understand why you would want your child to learn to get go. Most people think that sleep is enough to fully relax and recover from the day but unfortunately our mind and body is big on habit. If your child does a lot of focussed activities, like spending many hours watching screens, this type of mental activity will keep going at night.

Children are incredibly malleable and receptive. As their life becomes more pushed and mental, their sleep becomes more agitated and shallow which means there is less opportunity to recover from sleep. As an example, when my son was 4 years old, he would spend time with his uncle watching him play computer games. He would return and for the rest of the day and evening my son would be highly restless and would tend to having tantrums. His sleep was also affected by the afternoon's activities. 

For most people this type of mental lifestyle is normal and they won't even notice the effects it is having on their child's whole being. Problems don't usually show up until it is too late and by that stage it is difficult to pin point the problem back to a disturbance of the mind (thoughts or emotions). This does not mean that you should stop their activities. It means you should learn to be aware of the effects and learn to counter act them.

Meditation Strategies For Kids

There are many strategies that you can incorporate into your child's life that will help counter act the effects of these disturbances of the mind and MYST Studio Children's Relaxation Session is one of them. A 45 minute MYST Studio Relaxation Session every day could make all the difference. In these sessions, without even trying, your child will learn to let go.

There is nothing intellectual involved in these sessions. In fact, it is time for the mind to be still. Sound and words are used to trigger deep states of peace. There is no imagination required just a big opportunity to allow something else to come through and fill your child from the inside. How often do you allow time for that? The effects of this type of letting go naturally carries over into your daily activities and soon you will find that your child's outlook is clearer and calmer to face whatever challenge they have in front of them. This is the ultimate challenge. The challenge to let go so that your child is more in the moment. 

Of course your child can do these sessions any time, but MYST Studio Relaxation Sessions have the greatest benefit if they are done at the same time every day. Even if at first your child finds it difficult to let go, repeating the activity over and over will train their body and their mind will soon learn to relax. If after 5 consecutive sessions your child still finds it challenging to let go, talk to your practitioner or send us an inquiry. We will recommend a different strategy for you. 

Here are some reassurances about relaxation sessions: 

  • As the client, you are free to end the session at any time.

  • Spiritual presences can be experienced during a session. These visits should not be feared and are more supportive in nature.

  • Your practitioner is not judgemental of you or anything you share in a session. Your personal information is 100% private, however, if it is disclosed that your safety is at risk, third parties may be consulted for assistance.