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Expert Guidance123 Freeze With Elmo

123 Freeze With Elmo

Play 123 Freeze with Elmo and Andy — a special game to help work through feelings of disappointment, in collaboration with our friends at Sesame Street.

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It's Monster Meditation with Elmo... And me, Andy! Oh, Elmo really wanted to play. Hi, Elmo. Huh, Oh it's Elmo's friend, Andy, hello Andy. What's wrong, Elmo, you look disappointed. Well, Elmo was supposed to have a play date with Abby, but she's sick with the sniffles and she can't come out and play. Aw, I'm sorry to hear Abby's sick. Elmo too, Elmo doesn't know what to do! I know it can be disappointing when things don't work out the way you planned, I know how that feels. Yeah. Hey, how about we do some monster meditation together? Meda what? Meditation, it's an activity to help you when you're feeling really disappointed. So, first we'll begin with some belly breaths. So, put your hands on your belly. Take a slow, deep breath in. (breathes softly) And, then slowly breathe out. Ah! Good job, Elmo, now let's do that one more time. So, slow deep breath in. (breathes softly) And, slowly out. Ah! Now, do you want to play 1,2,3 Freeze? Oh! (light music) You're very good at freezing, Elmo. (giggles) Now to do 1,2,3 Freeze, we're going to take three steps and then freeze. When you freeze, look around you and call out what you can see. Elmo's ready, follow along with Elmo and Mister Andy. Remember one, two, three. And, freeze! Okay so, one, two, three. Freeze! (light music) Oh! Now look around, what can you see? (Barkley barking) Barkley, oh hi Barkley, Elmo didn't see you there! Hey, maybe Barkley can join you! Barkley, do you want to play 1,2,3 Freeze with Elmo? (Barkley barking) Great, here we go again! One. Two. Three. Freeze. Birdies, oh and they're making such a pretty sound. (birds chirping) They do sound wonderful. Bye bye, birdies. (Barkley barking) I wonder what else you'll see when you take three more big steps. One. Two. Three. Freeze! (light music) Oh, oh, oh, Elmo sees Slimey and Oscar. That's my name, now get lost! Oh, Oscar (giggles). (light music) Look at all you can see on Sesame Street when we play 1,2,3 and freeze. Yeah, Elmo saw Barkley, birdies, and Oscar! Me? That's right! And now, Elmo knows what he's going to do today! What's that? Have a play date with his friends Barkley, Slimey, and Oscar! (light music) What, oh, do you know any grouch meditation, Andy? (Barkley barks) (Oscar groans) Yuck! (Elmo giggles)...


TypeExpert Guidance
Duration3 min

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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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