Text of this dream hour / relaxation story
Close your eyes and imagine walking through the park on a beautiful, warm summer day. You have your favourite book and a cuddly blanket with you. The meadows look so green and juicy that you feel like taking off your shoes and stockings.
You run through the tall grass ...
You run through the tall grass and the blades of grass tickle your feet pleasantly. You spread out your blanket, lie comfortably on it and look into the bright blue sky and listen to the birds' chirping. You inhale deeply the smell of the wonderfully fragrant meadow. The warmth of the sun does you good, it flows through your whole body and makes you pleasantly sleepy. Your eyes are closed and you dream before you ... Suddenly you hear a soft, pleasant humming next to your ear. Someone tickles you and whispers to you with a soft, warm voice: "Hello, may I introduce myself, I am Amelie the little fairy from fairyland and would like to fulfil a heart's desire for you". You are very happy about the surprising fairy visit. It is very pleasant and warm for you. You put your hand on your heart, listen to yourself and paint out your heart's desire ... So you lie still for a while quite calmly, breathe deeply in and out. You perceive the quiet, pleasant humming again, slowly open your eyes and feel rested and pleasantly light. In thoughts you are still at your surprise visit and thank the little fairy with all your heart.
About the authors
Katrin Hennings: "I am a state-approved curative nurse and have an additional qualification as a course instructor in the area of relaxation for children. During my work in the family and handicapped help I could gain different experiences in the areas of perception promotion, basal stimulation and sensory integration. I have deepened these in my pedagogical work and have repeatedly noticed the enormous positive effects that various relaxation methods have on the well-being of children with and without disabilities.
A lack of concentration, stress, fears or an unsatisfactory body feeling can be balanced and improved by simple relaxation techniques, such as a dream journey or a child-friendly relaxation massage. Extensive studies have shown that children can relax more easily than adults. But children also let themselves be guided more by external circumstances and their impulses. Through targeted relaxation, children learn to see relaxation as something valuable and thus better control their impulses - which contributes to a healthy development of psychomotor skills."
Uta Darmer: "I am a state-approved educator and mother of two children aged 18 and 14. Currently I work in a day care center which is attended by children aged 2 to 6 years. We all know that today more than ever children are exposed to sensory overload and an often hectic everyday life. This makes it all the more important to give them time and space to rest and relax in a child-friendly way. For many years I have therefore been dealing with the subject of relaxation pedagogy and regularly attend further training courses on the subject.
I experience again and again the great enthusiasm with which children get involved in relaxation stories and embark on dream journeys. In these, the big and small experiences of everyday life can be processed in a pleasant way and help children to rest, balance and strengthened concentration."
*** Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) ***
- Erstellt am 04.08.2014