Loving Kindness Meditation for Children

Peace Out Podcast

By Chanel Tsang

Loving Kindness Meditation for Children

Monday, 5 April

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 happy

I hope you're happy

And healthy

And healthy

Always be safe

Always be safe

Live with ease

Live with ease

(To the tune of "Frère Jacques")

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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.

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