Q. What is guided meditation? A. In brief: guided meditations use of stories and verbal suggestions, to guide the mind through sensations and visualizations in order to bring about a desired physical and/or emotional response, for example, to calm anxiety or to build self-esteem. For a more in-depth explanation of how guided meditation can affect us physically and mentally, you are welcome to participate in Rosy Window's courses.
Q. How does guided meditation work? A. Guided meditation works by inviting the participant to engage their senses to imagine positive outcomes. This could include a calmer physical and emotional state or a specific issue. In a relaxed state, we are more open to suggestion, creating an environment where personal change can take place more easily. Q. How often should my child listen to the meditations or watch the videos? A. Repetition is key when we are trying to change habits, therefore, you cannot overuse these guided meditations. Whether encouraging positive thinking or to change undesired behaviors, our goal is to shift habitual thinking. Each time the suggestions are given to the subconscious, unwanted thought patterns are discouraged and replaced with the positive habit that we desire. We encourage daily meditation for adults and children of all ages, but you will be the best judge of how to fit into your family's wellness journey.
Q. My child has no emotional challenges. What can your products offer? A. There are so many benefits with engaging in a regular meditation routine, just the habit of taking time to relax both mind and body is valuable. Adding to that, beginning or ending the day with a positive note to affirm strength, success, empathy etc., we are building the habits we hope our young people will take with them right through to adulthood. Q. Why do the guided meditations have "Daytime" or "Nighttime" in the titles? A. We strive to make our meditations as user friendly as possible, the "Nighttime" endings differ from the "Daytime" endings. Once tucked in and ready to drift off to sleep, the "Nighttime" meditations finishes by suggesting a peaceful night sleep. "Daytime" meditations end with a suggestion of being refreshed, energized and enjoying the rest of the day, perfect for a positive way to begin the day, or when there's need for a quiet time at home or in the classroom.
Q. Why are there written transcripts available? A. Transcripts are available for download for two reasons, the first is that we feel it is our responsibility to provide a clear view of the messages being presented in each meditation. The second reason is that we do encourage parents, if time permits, to read the meditations to their children, this provides opportunity to add personalization such as specific things that child can be proud of, personal names and places, and it also a wonderful way to spend some extra time together in a calm and relaxing environment.
Q. Are these guided meditations appropriate for adults too? A. Absolutely. As with anything our children engage in, it is beneficial for caregivers to know the messages, engage in conversation to support change and encourage healthy habits. Adults may find some of the language simpler than other guided meditations but the messages are wonderful for everyone. Please take the time to relax as you listen – NO MULTI-TASKING! We cannot emphasize enough the danger of listening to these products while driving or performing tasks that require your complete attention.
Q. I have downloaded my eBook, but it is showing up funny. A. Our eBooks are published in the latest, 3.0 version EPUB files. See our About Resources page for a list of eReaders and Applications that support this type of file.
Q. Why does the warning include... "anyone who may be listening"...? A. We cannot stress enough that these recordings are NOT appropriate for listening to while performing tasks that require your full attention. PLEASE do not play them in a vehicle for your children, when the driver can hear them! They are meant to cause a focused relaxation, and it would be dangerous for the driver to "overhear" them.
Q. What if I have a question that isn’t in this list? A. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to promptly answer your question and we may even add it to this list.