Meditation has played a huge part in my life for many years, and I shared this with my own children when they were dealing with exam stress, friendship worries, and other anxieties that crop up day to day.
The concept of Meditation for Children came about thanks to five-year-old Olivia. She wanted me to write her a personal meditation as she desperately wanted to come along with her mum to our meditation classes but it clashed with her bedtime! Thank you, Liv.
The value of meditation has been written about many times, but this is predominantly targeted at adults. I wanted to share something that could be enjoyed as a family, or even as a classroom activity, which would benefit both adult and child.
Stories are magical and they create a magical spell that entertains children. The visualizations in Meditation for Children are written much like a story and are designed and written specifically for young children aged five to nine years old.
A story holds a similar magical spell and captures a child’s interest to the same extent. In my new book, Meditation for Children, the meditation stories within my book are designed with this in mind, and I share ten visualization meditations specifically written for young children aged five to nine years old.
I’m also excited to share that my publisher and I have created a fun contest for your child to win a customized meditation written by me!
Details on how to enter the contest are below. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your meditation and relaxation journey!
—Shelley Wilson, author of Meditation for Children
About Meditation for Children:
Author and meditation tutor Shelley Wilson takes you on a magical journey to a calm and happy place that you and your child will love. Children of all ages can learn and enjoy the benefits of meditation.
Designed to help access creative abilities through relaxation and imagination, these stories help develop the necessary tools needed at a young age for lifelong healthy habits of managing stress and anxiety while also improving learning skills.
Meditation for Children is a simple way to introduce children to mindfulness through guided visualization. Includes a handy reference guide and instructions.
Hardcover, 978-1-64397-041-7, 52 pages, $17.95/£12.95
Trade Softcover, 978-1-947727-40-3, 52 pages, $11.95/£7.95
All formats include vibrant colorful illustrations
Win a Customized Meditation for Your Child!
Now through September 30, 2019, you can enter to win a custom meditation written by me for your child.
How to enter:
• Visit my publisher’s website and download the free coloring pages
• Have your child choose their favorite coloring page and color it
• Submit your entry and upload one completed coloring page by September 30, 2019
• Winner will be announced on October 8, 2019
• Entry is limited to one entry per person. Please only submit one drawing. Any multiple entries by the same person will void all their entries.
• One random winner will be drawn from all submitted entries
Delivery of prize:
• Author Shelley Wilson will contact the winner at their provided email address on the entry form for information needed to write the custom meditation
• Custom written meditation will be emailed and delivered to the winner on or before November 30, 2019
Praise for Meditation for Children
“A wonderful how-to guide for parents and teachers. These techniques will help to bring balance and tranquility in an over-stimulated world. I highly recommend!” —Dr. Kimberley Taylor, DDiv., MSc, CCH, CMRM and founder of The Clearing Place
“This is a simple and simply brilliant way of introducing meditation to children. In fact it is good for adults too! Parents, grandparents and older siblings will all benefit from reading this book to children and then applying the basic principles to themselves…” —Cath P., Librarian and NetGalley Reviewer
“I have been using this meditation book…and am impressed with the impact it is having. I would thoroughly recommend trying these stories, in a range of different ways. They can only have a positive impact.” —Fiona Wilson, Former Deputy Head Teacher, West Midlands UK
“The meditation stories are magical, and can transport a child to another world, not only exercising their mind in a meditative way, but engaging their imaginations…” —But I Smile Anyway Book Blog
About the author:
Shelley Wilson is an award-winning motivational blogger, speaker, meditation tutor, Reiki master, and author. Her multi-award winning motivational and personal development blog has received several awards and has been named a Top 10 UK Personal Development Blog. She resides in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where she lives with her three teenagers.
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