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Monkey Mind Meditation Deck: 30 fun ways for kids to chill out, tune in, and open up
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Help your child tame their Monkey Mind to 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 judgement. 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 offer the emotional freedom to explore their unique gifts as they navigate an increasingly complex world.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
CAROLYN KANJURO is a practicing Buddhist and a writer, director and editor for a variety of media. She was Creative Director for Secrets of the World, an award-winning audio series with storytellers from around the world for children of all ages. She co-authored Meeting the Other Crowd- The Fairy Stories of Hidden Ireland and she is also the founder of Chrysanthemum Books, a publisher of high quality, hand bound, limited edition books.
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.