"Heather Bestel is a therapist and storyteller who loves working with children. She has a special kind of magic that makes people feel good about themselves".
When I qualified as a psychotherapist & hypnotherapist back in 1994 I wanted more than anything to help children feel good about themselves. It was my dream to one day reach thousands of children with my work.
Over the years I have worked with children with issues as diverse as: mental, physical, emotional & sexual abuse; low self-esteem, fears and phobias, poor concentration, nightmares, nail biting, bed wetting, grief and bereavement, behaviour disorders, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, image problems, stress and other mental health problems.
Although this was very challenging work, it's also very rewarding to know that I've helped hundreds of children dealing with very difficult emotions and situations. As part of my work, I use relaxation and creative visualisation with remarkable results and witness wonderful transformations from just using this simple tool. It is something that I wish was taught in every school in the land.
I have developed a toolbox of visualisations and meditations over the years and this site is being built in order to bring just some of those bits of magic to the children of the world.
Magical Meditations 4 Kids is a series of children’s relaxation CDs for children aged from 4-7 and 8-11. But they are not just relaxation CDs – they have been lovingly crafted by me to inspire creativity, aid deep and peaceful sleep, build esteem and confidence and to enable children to discover that wondrous place inside them where deep peace resides. This is a skill that once learnt, will stay with them and serve them well forever.
I invite you to join me on my journey as I would love for you all to be part of my adventure.
Please share the magic!: If you have found this site helpful please share it with your friends. We want to help as many children, parents, families and schools as possible. You can also share the magic by inviting me to your school or festival.
Keep in touch!
I live in the middle of nowhere (yes, it is a real place) in south west Scotland surrounded by beautiful countryside and no mobile phone signal. Five miles down the road is Wigtown - Scotland's National Book Town ~ where I idle away a sunny afternoon browsing through books and eating chocolate cake.
Children often send me pictures of their favourite characters or meditations and I keep them in my studio, to inspire me when I'm writing or drawing. You can contact me by emailing: heather [at] magicalmeditations4kids.com
I'd love to hear from you.
Magical Meditations at Wigtown Book Festival