Soothing the Frightened Butterflies is a creative visualisation especially created for children aged 4-10 who are experiencing irrational feelings of anxiety and fear. Maggie uses techniques involving breath, affirmations, colour, tapping and the metaphor of frightened butterflies in the tummy to help children to feel safer and calmer.
She gives children a silent, invisible practice which they can use anytime, anywhere to calm those butterflies and alleviate their fears and anxiety in everyday life. Given the plasticity of the human brain, new neuro-pathways can be created and old unhelpful ones can be weakened with practice such as this.
The visualisations end with relaxing music without voiceover to enable you to enjoy deep calm.
YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO TRACKS TO DOWNLOAD WITH THIS PURCHASE. One is the intro and meditation (see note below) and the second is the meditation only.
IMPORTANT: In the introduction to this track, Maggie asks children to notice the difference between feeling sensations in our body that may be warning us when we are actually in an unsafe place, with an unsafe person or about to do something unsafe. These are important feelings that warn us. However when we allow our thoughts to frighten us, the same feelings and sensations can sometimes overwhelm us. This audio will help calm those moments. It is important that you allow children to hear this introduction a few times before playing the track without the introduction and to possibly have a conversation about times they have felt frightened.
Track duration: 15:58 with introduction; 12:16 visualisation only.
File size: Intro & Meditation MP3 – 38.3MB; Meditation only MP3 – 29.4MB
Warning: not to be used when driving or operating machinery.
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What is creative visualisation and how can you use it in your family?
Creative visualisation is enormously useful in helping you create stillness and quiet in your life, which:
- Reduces stress and over-loaded nervous systems
- Stimulates imagination and creativity
- Enhances immune system
- Reduces pain
- Improves emotional balance
- Builds connectedness with the natural world
- Improves thinking and decision making
- Settles group energy in homes, schools and workplaces
- Builds neuro-pathways that create mental wellbeing
- Processes grief and loss.