I've loved working on this safe space meditation, and I hope that you will find it helpful! I am a huge believer in the positive effects of meditation - even (or perhaps especially!) for young children.
When to use this meditation
This meditation can help an overwhelmed child find a calm and safe space in his or her imagination. You can use the meditation on its own, or with our book to help children with anxiety.
Anxious and/or introverted children have a tendency to feel overwhelmed or overstimulated by too much noise or activity. What often helps, is just spending some time in a quiet environment with few stimuli which can contribute to the sense of over stimulation.
A teacher could create a quiet corner in a classroom, separated from the rest of the room by a sheer curtain or netting, and fill it with pillows. It is also a great idea to create such a corner in a child's bedroom. This quiet corner can double up as a reading corner. (Where adults are allowed by invitation only!)
Different children will have different triggers for feeling this way, and for some, a few minutes of downtime will be enough, while another child may need a longer period to recover.
Children might find this meditation helpful, as the music is soothing and they can close their eyes and take a break from visual stimulation for a while.
Listen to the English version of the guided meditation: