Relaxation Techniques for Children and Young People

Relaxation Techniques for children and young people

Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re feeling it too, and we wanted to share some of the tools we’re using to take care of our minds and stay grounded.

All of the resources on this link are free of charge — please share with anyone who might benefit.

Enjoy this curation of meditations, sleep stories, music and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time. And check back soon as we’ll be updating these resources regularly.

Healthy screen time for 21st century kids! More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jamie on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel. Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy. Cosmic Yoga can be accessed via YouTube or through the app, which currently has a two weeks free trial available.

An Australian, not-for-profit, mindfulness and meditation app for children. The app has been downloaded across the globe and is evidence based. The app provides free programmes for child and adults.

We want children to be healthy and happy, not just now but for the rest of their lives. And teaching them about meditation early would help them to do just that. Headspace for kids is free for the first two weeks. Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance A book about teaching children how to train their wandering minds. There is a YouTube reading of the story if you do not have access to the book.

Help kids discover their superpowers of quiet, focus and peaceful sleep with the easy-to-use app. Meditation Capsules: A Mindfulness Programme for Children Just as space capsules allow for exploration and discovery in outer space, “meditation capsules” allow for discovery in inner space! Simple strategies for learning to meditate represent self-care capsules that help children develop and maintain a healthy, happy mind.

A website created by two psychologists, with resources available for children and adolescents. The resources include audio clips, video clips, books and downloads.