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Guided Imagery Meditation for Kids Created by NewBridge Clinician

Monday, April 13, 2020

NewBridge created a guided imagery meditation for kids to help alleviate anxiety over COVID-19NewBridge Services Children and Family Services clinician W. Shawn Welty (MA, LPC, LCADC) has created this soothing guided imagery meditation for kids. This can help children — and adults — cope with anxiety over the COVID-19 crisis or other concerns. Enjoy the relaxation.

During the seven-minute meditation, Welty encourages kids to visit a magical sand castle, a safe place where they can shed their worries. It’s a place they can visit any time they want.

Watch the video below:


If you prefer, you may listen to the audio version (mp3) below:

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