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Kids | Paying Attention, Ages 9-12

Kids will use their imagination to practice a relaxed, precise kind of focus.

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Hi, my name's Andy. Now, you can do this exercise either sitting upright or lying down, whatever feels most comfortable to you. And in this exercise, we're gonna be focusing our attention, focusing our mind, on a particular sound. It's gonna begin quite strong, and then it's going to get quieter and quieter. The idea is to follow that sound until it completely disappears. And then there'll be another sound to listen to. So just take a moment to get comfortable. You can close your eyes if you like, and we'll begin, with the first sound. (gentle music) Now just following the sound. (gentle music continues) Sometimes the mind will wander off, that's no problem if it does, just bringing it back. (gentle music continues) Continuing to listen, until the sound gets so quiet (gentle music fading) that you can't hear it anymore. And then we just repeat the same exercise. (gentle music) And just staying with that sound, (gentle music continues) bringing the mind back if you get distracted, and following it (gentle music fades) to the very end, or when it completely disappears, and then just gently opening the eyes again....


Duration3-9 min

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