January Dream Starter: My Special Angel
Dream Starters are visualizations which promote relaxation, imagination and well-being as they guide children into the world of dreams.
To prepare for these dream starters, (or visualizations), create a quiet comfortable atmosphere in which your child can relax.
Step One ~ Progressive Relaxation (Tensing & Relaxing Muscle Groups)
Have your child lie down in his bed. Have him lift each arm and leg individually, holding each limb tightly before loosely flopping it down on his bed. Then have him wrinkle his face and hold his eyes tightly closed, before relaxing his face. (Tense each muscle group for at least 5 seconds.)
Step Two ~ Focus on the breath
Have your child get very quiet and watch his own breath.
Step Three ~ Creative Visualization
Now that your child is relaxed, read (or tell) the following visualization. Of course, feel free to modify it according to your child’s age and interests.
My Special Angel
In the following visualization, your child will enjoy spending special one on one time with his or her guardian angel. My Kids World CD and journal includes one of my favorite original songs, Star Angel. Please enjoy listening to, or downloading the song as my gift to you and your children at www.pattiteel.podbean.com. You’re also invited to share your thoughts or encounters with these beautiful beings.
Tonight, as you arrive in Dream Land you find that it’s covered in a blanket of sparkling snow. As you look around, you see other dreaming children laughing and playing on a snow covered hill. The soft, large snowflakes continue to fall; you laugh as several large flakes fall onto your eyelashes. You open your mouth widely and several cold, soft snowflakes tickle your tongue.
Lie down in the soft snow covered ground to make a snow angel, carefully and gently spreading your arms and legs out and in, out and in. (Pause) Carefully, get up and admire the angel that you made in the snow. It’s very beautiful. (Pause)
Before your very eyes, a real angel appears in the snowy angel shape.
The angel gets up, stands before you, and tells you that he (or she)
is your own special angel. Together, you and your special angel hold
hands and walk through the wintry wonderland.
Your special angel is always with you but explains that you can share
special times together in your dreams. When you’re ready, find
yourself back in your warm, cozy bed. Sleep well knowing that your special
angel is always with you, keeping you safe.