Guided Meditation for Emotional Release: The Beautiful Dragonfly

In this kids’ meditation for emotional release, you will teach your child how to remain peaceful and calm even as they experience overwhelming emotions. Children benefit greatly from relaxation tools that help them with the experience of strong feelings.

guided meditation for emotional release

This meditation for emotional release is copyrighted by ShambalaKids and may only be used for in-person or live virtual reading. It may not be recorded for audio/video.

It’s important to teach kids the importance of letting go of negative emotions instead of pushing them down or keeping them inside. Trapped emotions in the body can lead to physical and emotional pain or issues in the long run. Releasing them properly can do wonders to regulate the nervous system.

It’s also important for kids to know there are healthy and unhealthy ways to let out anger, sadness, anxiety, or frustration. Lashing out at someone isn’t healthy. But taking a break or a positive time out is.

How to Lead a Meditation

Guided your child through a relaxation or meditation session is easy, especially with these scripts.

Simply encourage your child to find a comfortable spot. It might be their bed or a comfy spot in their room. Or it could be on the living room sofa with a snuggly blanket or cuddled up with a pet. Try to get any distractions out of the way first, because it’s very likely your child will fall asleep during or immediately after the meditation.

Read the script through on your own to get familiar with it. Then read it to your child in a calm, soothing voice. Go slowly and pause often so the different sensations have time to sink in. Follow their cues, and keep it calm and relaxing. If they fall asleep, great! You can always finish it up another night.

Kids’ Guided Meditation for Emotional Release

Close your eyes and take in a nice deep breath. Allow your tummy to fill up like a balloon, and then exhale slowly.

Do this five times to really relax your whole body completely.


You’ll notice how your body begins to feel deeply relaxed and sinks down further and further. Your legs begin to feel heavy too. Your arms now begin to feel heavy and very relaxed.

You enjoy every moment as your body continues to relax with each word I say.

Imagine you’re a beautiful dragonfly fluttering about the sky. You see the lovely green valley below you with lots of colorful flowers, just waiting for you to enjoy.

You feel the wind blow against your delicate, lace wings. As the wind touches you, it gently blows away any worries, any stress you feel. Enjoy how wonderful it feels to be free. Your mind is so clear and calm. You are completely peaceful. You look and feel so beautiful as you allow your true happiness to shine through.

Gliding on the peaceful wind reminds you that you can feel this way anytime you want.

But what happens when we don’t feel peaceful? Don’t worry, it happens. We all experience moments where we feel big emotions, and that’s ok.

Sometimes you fee feel angry, frustrated, anxious, overwhelmed, or sad. You might want to yell or stomp or even throw something in that moment.

That’s understandable. These big, powerful feelings don’t feel very good in our body, and we want to get it out. Sometimes right now! That’s what we’re learning in this meditation for emotional release… how to let it out without harming or scaring ourselves or others.

The next time you feel big, uncomfortable feelings, stop and take a few deep, calming breaths. You might even slowly count to five in your mind while you allow yourself to calm down enough to make wise choices.

To release the emotions from your body you might try going outside to run around and get that nervous energy out or talking with a parent or someone you trust.

All of these things help us keep calm and feeling good even when we feel very strongly about something.

We all experience many feelings every day. There is nothing bad about any emotion. We just need to realize that we are in control of the emotion, and the emotion is not in control of us.

As you continue to fly along as a dazzling, beautiful dragonfly, notice now how the sun touches your body and warms you. The big, puffy clouds floating in the sky remind you how relaxed and calm you can be whenever you want, just by thinking about it.

The earth is a patchwork of color and you enjoy each moment here, gliding along feeling so joyful and peaceful. You spread your wings far and stretch. It feels so good. You are ready for an extraordinary day.

Take in a deep breath now and exhale slowly. When you are ready, give your body a big stretch.

More Meditations for Kids

Thousands of parents, teachers, and counselors use these meditations with their children and students. Here are a few others your child might enjoy:

Understanding & Releasing Anger
Meditative Art Meditation
Meditation for Grief and Loss
The Peaceful Butterfly
The Mindfulness Cabin (includes an adorable free printable)
You Are Loved
Guided Imagery: Secret Garden

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  1. Is there a chance that you have the PDF for Shine Your Light and Big Emotions and the Beautiful Dragonfly? Thank you!! We are loving the meditations