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Navigate changing emotions with this beautifully illustrated meditation deck featuring 30 cards to help kids ages 4 and up connect more deeply with themselves and others.
Help your child become more focused, calm, and capable of dealing with overwhelming emotions. The Monkey Mind Meditation Deck explores the playful and powerful qualities of animals and nature to inspire your child to discover the same qualities in themselves and others. Vibrant images from illustrator Alexander Vidal are paired with key phrases and short meditations or activities to help children learn about themselves without judgment. By getting to know the impulses that give rise to their actions, children can become empowered to make choices that truly serve them best.
The deck includes a short booklet explaining the various ways to use the cards and additional notes to tailor the meditations and activities to meet the needs of your child. Encourage playful discovery to help your child learn how to be a captain of their own ship, appreciate the present moment, and venture outside their cocoon. Whether your child wants to draw the cards face down for spontaneous inspiration or select one face up to work on a specific theme, the deck offers authentic exploration and a creative way for children to reflect on difficult topics. The cards will help your child cultivate a safe inner space to handle life's ups and downs, release tension and anxiety, and maintain the emotional freedom needed to explore their unique gifts as they navigate an increasingly complex world.
About the Author
CAROLYN KANJURO is a writer and creative collaborator. She served as creative director for Secrets of the World, an award-winning audio series for children featuring global storytellers, and has taught meditation, theater, and contemplative archery to kids throughout North America.
Originally from New Mexico, ALEXANDER VIDAL studied cultural anthropology, and spent time living in Africa and Asia before starting his career in illustration. Travel, exploration, and a love for animals and wild spaces continue to drive the themes of his work. A recent graduate of ArtCenter College of Design, his clients have included the California Academy of Sciences, The Sierra Club, The National Wildlife Federation, and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“This is a magnificent social and emotional learning tool for children, teens, adults, and families. The interactive deck promotes awareness of inherent resources that facilitate facing challenges with added insight, creativity, and loving-kindness. It opens people’s hearts and is also marvelous for cultivating emotional intelligence and body regulation to reduce anxiety. Everyone must have this deck!”—Tasha Medley, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC, Play Therapy of Boulder
“These cards will help your child cultivate a safe inner space to handle life’s ups and downs, release tension and anxiety, and maintain the emotional freedom needed to explore their unique gifts in our increasingly complex world.”—Light of Consciousness
“The instructions are very clearly expressed, and (best of all) the teachings embodied here avoid the extreme earnestness that can ruin meditation for people of all ages.”—Mindful