Mental health is a regular topic of discussion here at Just The Three Of Us. I mostly talk about my own mental health, but I have also written about my daughter Mia’s mental health too.
Recently I published a list of phrases to help calm an anxious child.
Mindfulness and the art of meditation are something I’ve often thought about exploring in a bid to help myself. However I hadn’t considered it for my children.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. This can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.
I recently received a copy of The Children’s Meditations In my heart to read to Mia and Theo. This book is written by Danish author Gitte Winter Graugaard.
It promises to help children to fall asleep in minutes – something my children are incapable of achieving, so I was really keen to try it out!
The Children’s Meditations In my heart is beautifully illustrated with calming colours and images throughout. There are four different meditations for you to read with your child/children all of which are wonderfully scripted and incredibly heartfelt.
I particularly like the way the book focuses on the love between parent and child throughout and the visualizations which helped the children, especially Mia, to let go of the worries and stresses of the day.
Theo (4) is just a little too young to fully grasp the concept of being still and ‘in the moment’, but he does find comfort in me reading The Children’s Meditations In my heart to him when he’s having a tough day.
Mia (6) has definitely felt the benefit of having some ‘calm time’. She chooses this book every time its her turn to choose the bedtime story. I think the book gives her reassurance and I myself find spending that time with my children incredibly calming.
The Children’s Meditations In my heart is available from Amazon priced at £11.36 for a paperback copy and is available in three languages – English, Danish and Spanish.
I have one copy of The Children’s Meditations In my heart to give away to one lucky reader! Simply enter via the gleam app below. Giveaway ends 20/2/2018 at 11am. Any entrants found to entering under multiple personas will be disqualified.
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We were kindly gifted this book in return for an honest review.