Today, our children sleep less than we did. They have far more extracurricular options than we did. And they seem to be more stressed out than we were at their age. In addition, we are seeing more children being diagnosed with autism, ADD, and dyslexia, to name a few. Some believe that these are actually misdiagnoses – and that our children are simply expressing their inner turbulence in less than ideal ways. But it’s not their fault, really.
Experts agree that the solution to stressed out kids is to bring more harmony to the family home. In this episode, Dr. Andrea explores the various benefits of meditation — for both children and their parents. She interviews Danish author, Gitte Winter, who shares important information she has gleaned since teaching her own children heart-felt meditations and then sharing them with the world through her books.
After being a ghostwriter on a book called “Student life without stress” and becoming aware of how many children are stressed out in Denmark – the world’s most happy country – Danish writer, Life Coach and Energy Mentor, Gitte Winter, decided to share her philosophies of how to handle pressure in life. Gitte started meditating with her own daughters when they were 3 and 6 years old. She soon saw a huge benefit for them and was amazed by the effect meditation had on their sleep. So she decided to share her stories with the world. She also invited a mindfulness instructor to come teach at her children’s school and soon began a movement to teach the Danish schools about the benefits of mindfulness at school.
In 2014 Room for Reflection was founded in Denmark to inspire parents to become more conscious of their energy and the choices they make every day regarding their children. In 2015 the book “The Children’s Meditations in my heart” was launched in Danish as a hardcover and the first edition was sold out before it was even published.
Dr. Andrea also invites you to take the free 21-day Compassion Meditation Challenge with daily guided meditations, inspiring quotes and uplifting images to bring more harmony and compassion to your life. www.AttunementMeditation.com/Compassion
The Children’s Meditations In my Heart