Category "Sleep"

20Jan2016

We are giving away a track from the Magical Meditations CD Series - it's called 'My Angel' and is great for helping your little ones get off to sleep.

It's so easy to grab your copy - just pop your details into the box on the right and you will have instant access to the magic.

I don't want anyone to miss out so please spread the magical word to anyone you know who has kids that may benefit from this.  It really is magical.  I've been getting lots of feedback already from people saying it's beautiful, they love listening to it themselves and that it really works from the very first night.

As well as the free mp3 I'll also be sending out tips and advice and, from time to time, other yummy freebies xxx

Grab your free copy from over there ==========================>>>>>>

Heather Bestel created Magical Meditations 4 Kids to help parents solve some of their biggest problems:  Building their child’s self esteem, helping them let go of worries and get a peaceful night’s sleep – in short: Be Happy & Confident.  If you’d like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to do this for your child, then fill in your details in the box above and receive a free mp3 to help your child sleep peacefully - tonight!

6Jan2016

I’m a big advocate of letting go!

At the end of the day it’s good to look back and say “I did the best I could with what I had and it was good enough”.

Each night, when she was little, I would go through a special routine with Zoe that settled her down to sleep and also gave her a way of putting the world to rights. It’s actually a psychotherapeutic intervention, but I didn't tell her that. We call it the Four Questions, here they are:

1 What was the best bit of your day? This makes us rummage through the good and bad and find something positive to focus on. A good feeling to take from the day.

2 Blow away all the bad bits? Children are really good at this, they can take things out of their heads, put it in their hands and literally blow it away with a puff a breath.

Adults take far longer.

Over my 20 plus years as a psychotherapist I have offered this process to my clients and most of them need to analyse fully anything that they are prepared to ‘blow away’. “Just let go” isn’t as useful for the grown ups. But children are amazing – they get it! They know that this feeling isn’t doing them any good and they are OK about getting rid. We can all learn a thing or two from them. I digress…

3. What are you going to dream about? Again, children are great at letting their creativity loose. Adults often look at me wide eyed with the idea that they could possibly control what they dream about.

4. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? This is a great way to get our sub-conscious mind to find something positive to focus on.

You'll be interested to hear that I was speaking at a medical conference some years back about GP’s and stress and I mentioned the Four Questions in passing. At the end of my lecture there had formed a long queue (I thought for my technically detailed handouts on the sub-conscious). But no, the doctors all wanted a list of the four questions as they wanted to use them personally and recommend them to their patients. Amazing that something so simple can have such an effect.

Have a go and let me know what you think .... I'd love to hear your feedback.