Visualization and Mindfulness for Teens and Tweens (guest blog)
Everyone has anxiety, including teens and tweens.
Anxiety is important.
It’s a natural reaction that our body has to a new situation. It serves as a basic survival function – like a warning system that alerts us whenever we perceive a dangerous experience.
But for some, it works over time and needs to be controlled- especially for young people.
These meditation techniques can help your tween or teen with anxiety, and give you the tools you need as a parent to help them overcome these challenges.
- Visualization– The tween/teen needs to talk about their anxiety in tangible ways. What does it look like? How big is it? Where does it live? What does it sound like? Eventually, they draw the anxiety as they see it and we talk about the details. Basically, have them paint a very vivid picture of their anxiety. The key is to get them to connect their anxiety to the painting instead of some scary elusive being next time the anxiety visits.
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