The younger highly sensitive children learn to stay focused on themselves, the less they suffer from their high sensitivity and overstimulation.
Excess of incentives
A highly sensitive child feels a lot, experiences emotions intensely, and thinks a lot. In our western world, there are many stimuli to process. A highly sensitive child can therefore quickly feel overwhelmed. But it can also learn to deal with its sensitivity and use it correctly as a talent! Meditation can help with this: the child gets a grip on feelings and thoughts.
Losing contact with yourself
One in five children is highly sensitive. They absorb a lot of information from their environment. They then process this on a deeper level than children who are not highly sensitive. Because their attention is focused on others, they are therefore outside of themselves. They easily merge with their environment: they take over their mood and energy. In this way, they lose contact with themselves.
Highly sensitive children often feel overwhelmed. They can sometimes no longer feel the difference between their own emotions and the emotions of others. Chaos ensues in their emotions, thoughts, and energy, causing them to quickly become overstimulated. They can then react irritated, have anger outbursts or become very sad. Or they go to bed scared. The younger highly sensitive children learn to stay focused on themselves, the less they suffer from their high sensitivity and overstimulation.
Meditate: let go and relax
Meditating is one of the easiest ways to bring your attention to yourself. Guided meditations in particular are very accessible to children. They are reminiscent of reading a story. Many children like to meditate because it calms them down. But there are even more benefits! Guided children’s meditations have a calming and relaxing effect. As a result, a child can process all stimuli faster and easier and does not get stuck in thoughts, emotions, fear, or worry. Meditations help you fall asleep and sleep better. Meditating regularly can even prevent overstimulation, sadness, or anger.
Free children’s meditations
I have made a number of guided meditations, especially for highly sensitive children. In my meditations, I always try to process a message in a subtle way, so that children learn to trust their own strength and intuition. This increases their resilience and makes it easier for them to deal with all the pros and cons of high sensitivity.
Below you will find a children’s meditation. It is a lot of fun to listen to it with your child.