mindful games audio
mindfulness exercises and guided meditation for kids AND ADULTS
In this guided meditation for young children, we imagine that everyone has a special star that's with them all the time. We picture in our heads what our star looks and feels like and learn how just imagining it can help us feel more relaxed and calm.
Listen to the rain and notice whether the sound stays the same or changes. Does anything other than sound change when we relax and listen in this way? Do our bodies change? Do our minds change? In this guided meditation from Susan Kaiser Greenland, young children learn how everything changes when they focus their attention on just one thing.
We play three mindful games in a row to practice paying attention while moving and having fun.
We learn that focusing on a long out-breath can help us feel more relaxed and calm.
We blow on a pinwheel to notice that different ways of breathing—quick, slow, deep, and shallow—affect how our minds and bodies feel.
We shake a glitter ball or snow globe to help us understand the connection between what happens in our minds and what happens in our bodies.
We imagine biting into a lemon to help us understand the connection between what’s happening in our minds and what’s happening in our bodies.
seeing & reframing
In this 10-minute guided practice with Susan Kaiser Greenland, we notice how our minds and bodies feel when we stop, breathe, and be.
In this 6-minute guided practice from Susan Kaiser Greenland, children listen to the rain and pay attention to the changing nature of the sounds, breathing, thoughts, and feelings.
In this 6-minute guided practice from Susan Kaiser Greenland, we pretend to rock a stuffed animal to sleep on our bellies to relax our bodies and quiet our minds. As we breathe in, the animal rocks up; as we breathe out, the animal rocks back down.
In this seven-minute guided practice, children and teens get comfortable, relax, and gaze at the sky to explore what’s happening within and around them.
Just Like Me is a guided compassion practice from Chade-Meng Tan's book Search Inside Yourself that reminds us we have a lot in common with everyone else. Regardless of how someone looks on the outside, they can feel fearful, sad, or lonely on the inside. Remembering this, our perspectives expand from a narrow sense of “me” to a broader sense of “we.”
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids
I’m delighted to collaborate with the creators of the award winning meditation app Stop, Breathe & Think to bring Mindful Games to the app world.
Stop, Breathe, Think Kids