10 minutes | Apr 5, 2021

Loving Kindness Meditation for Children

In this bonus episode for parents, caregivers, and educators, Chanel shares her favourite mindfulness meditation practice called Mettā Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. This is a practice that comes from Buddhism and its intention is to cultivate an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards ourself and others, by repeating short phrases, like: “may you be happy” and “may you be healthy.” Loving Kindness Song I hope you're happyI hope you're happyAnd healthyAnd healthyAlways be safeAlways be safeLive with easeLive with ease (To the tune of "Frère Jacques") Subscribe here to our monthly newsletter for mindfulness activities and Peace Out news and updates.  References: Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M. (2008). Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(5), 1045–1062. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013262 Siegel, D. (2015). Part II: Your brain. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. S.: Penguin Random House.  Young, S. (2016). What is mindfulness? A contemplative perspective. In K. A. Schonert-Reichl & R. W. Roeser (Eds.), Mindfulness in behavioral health. Handbook of mindfulness in education: Integrating theory and research into practice (p. 29–45). Springer Publishing. © 2021 Peace Out Podcast, Chanel Tsang. All rights reserved. All episodes are written, narrated, and produced by Chanel Tsang. Please do not use without permission. For more information please contact hello@chaneltsang.com. Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter
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