Activity: use mindfulness to soothe nightmares

Here are two guided activities that can help soothe your child if they’re having nightmares.

Release fears

Ask your child to imagine locking the bad dream away in a box.

Imagine a big truck carrying the box away. Then see the box loaded onto a big ship.

The ship sails far out to sea and drops the box into the water. See it sinking down, down, down to the bottom of the deep, deep ocean.

Girl pulling sheets up over her

Relax and drift away

Ask them to tighten each set of muscles, hold for a few seconds and then let go.

Notice how the muscles become soft and relaxed.

Start with the toes then the legs, bottom, tummy, shoulders, arms, hands and finally the face.

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