Rescue Methods: Raising Whole Kids

In a melt-down, your child needs some go-to-stress-reliever methods that combine more than one sense. Combining a mudra, mantra, and breath work can help establish a quick return pattern for your intuitive child.

Mantra

When picking a mantra consider what it is you are trying to create, what you want to accomplish. With children, an affirmation can be used to replace a less specific mantra.

Practice: Your choice of a Mantra can be a phrase, expression, idea, or a group of words. Your selected words will be repeated to keep your brain focused. The idea is a focused brain will not wander.

Examples:

  • I am okay.
  • There is nothing too big for me to handle. (Be sure your child knows to ask for help when needed.)
  • OM (OM or AHM is the sound of the universe. This original vibration assists change and release.)
  • Happiness is up to me.
  • Are my actions getting me what I want?

In the beginning, your focus on the Mantra is a guide to focus your thought. Over time you can let go of the meaning of your words, the pronunciation of the words, the thought of your words, and just let the rhythm and vibration of your thought take you to a place of relaxation, change, and release.

Purpose: Your mantra is used to guide your thoughts until you can accomplish the connection you desire openly and without control.

 

Still to come: Mudras, the Zip Up, Tying Off Second Chakra