In an overstimulating world, mindfulness tools are essential. This guided meditation for concentration helps kids focus their attention in a way they can call back anytime life gets overwhelming.
Guided relaxation is great for relieving stress and anxiety, improving self-esteem, feeling great (mind, body, and spirit) and developing a positive mental attitude at school and at home.
Once your child is ready and calm (relaxing in bed or in a quiet space), simply read the script in a loving, soothing voice. Follow a gentle pace, pausing often.
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Kids’ Guided Meditation for Concentration + Focus
Watch how your child visibly relaxes and engages their imagination in this meditative story. The more you use this guided meditation for concentration, the easier your child will find it to relax and focus.
Close your eyes and take a nice, deep breath. Keep breathing deeply and feel the cool air coming in through your nose and flowing all the way down to your belly.
Feel your belly extend as you breathe in, and feel it go flat as you breathe out.
Now, listen carefully to any sounds outside and around you.
You may hear outside noises – maybe cars, birds, or something else. Just listen for a moment.
Now, turn your focus within.
Listen quietly to what you hear happening within your body.
Can you hear your heart beating? Can you hear your breath as you breathe in slowly?
Maybe your tummy is making noises or you hear the sound of your heart beating. Whatever is going on, on the inside, just take time to listen.
You can use this attention and concentration anytime. As you go about your day, if you need to focus, just stop and close your eyes for a moment.
When you find yourself in the middle of something, and need to concentrate really hard, just start paying attention to your breathing.
Tune out your surroundings and focus all of your attention on what’s going on inside you. This helps remind us where we are, and brings us back to the present moment of now.
While you do this, pay attention to the sound of your own breath. Just keep gently breathing in and breathing out.
When we do this, we become more mindful and more aware of the present moment. And we feel more connected to the moment and what’s going on right here and right now.
Our lives can get busy. There are so many fun activities to participate in games to play and so many friends to talk and play with. And there are chores, homework, lessons, and family activities.
But sometimes we really need to concentrate on the task at hand to get it done and to feel good and proud of ourselves. We also need to sometimes remind ourselves how important it is to live in the present moment, be centered, to be connected with who we truly are and what really matters.
We have everything inside. The beauty of the entire universe, inside of us.
When you notice your busy mind really start to wander, sometimes it helps to say out loud, “I’m back.” Just sending this message from your brain can really help bring your mind and body back to the present moment.
You’ll find it getting easier and easier for you to focus and concentrate on anything you need to because now you’ll be more mindful. Whatever task is at hand, you’re going to be fully focused.
Now when you’re ready, take in a nice deep breath and stretch your body. Even though we’re finished with the meditation, you can stay in this present moment, feeling fully focused and mindful.
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