I use guided imagery in every Mindful Minis class. This well written article – http://anxietyfreechild.com/guided-imagery-and-meditation/ – explains how this simple technique can help children manage their anxieties and learn to listen to their own inner wisdom.
“Kids have big imaginations, and in working with imagery we make it an ally, tapping into inner knowledge,” Reznick explains. “Simply discovering that he has his own wisdom is empowering. Developing the habit of listening to it and trusting it can profoundly shape how he meets life’s challenges. The answers kids find to their problems are often more effective than any advice or instruction coming from adults around them–including their parents and myself.”