ZEN DEN - INTRODUCING MINDFULNESS

ZEN DEN - INTRODUCING MINDFULNESS

Our Mindfulness series - for kids aged 5+
Jaime presents fun conversations to help us understand our feelings and develop positive thinking strategies.

ZEN DEN - INTRODUCING MINDFULNESS
  • Be the Pond | Zen Den

    A short mindfulness video for kids. In this episode of Cosmic Kids Zen Den I explain in a kid-friendly way that we are separate from our thoughts. They come and go - and we can observe them. There's a really clever way of remembering this - our mind is like a pond full of fish. The fish are our ...

  • Your Hero Team | Zen Den

    'Your Hero Team' is a journey into visualisation where you create a mental team of heroes, be they people, animals, or superstars, who inspire you. Whenever you're feeling down or uncertain, summon your hero team in your mind and ask, β€˜what would they do?’ This powerful tool is designed to boost ...

  • The Owl and the Guard Dog | Zen Den

    Jaime tells a story from a childhood math lesson, to illustrate how the amygdala (our 'guard dog') can be so good at protecting us - a little TOO good - that it stops the thinking part of our brain (our 'owl' - the pre-frontal cortex) from doing its work!

  • Mini the Puppy | Zen Den

    In this episode, Jaime introduces us to the idea of ATTENTION and how we can practise it.
    We meet Mini - Jaime's dog - and we talk about how she learned to focus her attention.

  • Mindful Walking | Zen Den

    Join Jaime on a special Zen Den field frip - a mindful walk in the beautiful countryside!
    Mindful walking is a way of noticing what's going on around you while you take a walk. Instead of racing to where you're going, you take your time and really notice what you see, hear and feel.

  • The 'I Can't' Monster | Zen Den

    A mindfulness video for kids. Jaime explains how doing something for the first time can be really tough - it's like we have an "I can't" Monster trying to tell us we can't do it.
    We learn what we can say to it "OH YES I CAN!"

  • Thought Bubbles | Zen Den

    Another Zen Den mindfulness video!
    Jaime explains how thoughts work. They're like bubbles which come and go (POP!)
    Have fun understanding how your thinking works - and learn that every thought is just a passing bubble!

  • Why Are Some People Mean? | Zen Den

    Why are people mean sometimes?
    In this video, Jaime explains why people can be mean - usually because they are feeling unhappy - and how it says more about them than it does about you. Meanness is like a bug which is passed around!
    We can stop 'The Mean Bug' in its tracks by deciding not to let ...

  • The Listening Game | Zen Den

    Another Zen Den mindfulness video!
    Jaime introduces a fun game - about listening. How well can you listen to the sounds of the bells? If you listen really hard, it's amazing how long they go on for. It's fun!
    If we can get our listening working well, we can experience the world so much more!

  • Superpower Listening | Zen Den

    Superpower Listening | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids.
    Mindfulness and positive thinking for kids aged 5+
    In this episode, we practice our superpower listening. We play a listening game, seeing if we can identify sounds which Jaime plays. Listening is an important skill for learning a...

  • Bye Bye Boat | Zen Den

    The Bye Bye Boat | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for Kids
    Mindfulness and positive thinking for kids aged 5+
    In this episode, Jaime takes us on a guided meditation to help us leave behind our worries, anger and fear. A lovely calming meditation for kids.
    Cosmic Kids Zen Den is a series to he...

  • Be the Pond (Deaf Friendly - BSL) | Zen Den

    Our deaf-friendly episode of Be The Pond with British Sign Language (BSL)

  • Energy πŸ”₯ | Zen Den

    Learn how to manage energy levels in the right moments in this Zen Den episode. Jaime makes mindfulness relevant for kids, helping them develop awareness of their emotions. You can find 35+ calming mindful episodes in this series.

  • Dealing with Difference 🀝 | Zen Den

    In this episode Jaime tells a story of when she was a child and met Azucena for the first time. We learn how being kind, interested and asking questions can help us deal with differences, especially when people may look different from us. Using mindfulness and empathy we can recognise and overcom...

  • Growth Mindset 🧠 | Zen Den

    Have you ever tried something new and given up because it isn’t as easy as you’d hoped?! 🧠

    We all have! Join Jaime in the Zen Den as she explains what a GROWTH MINDSET is - and how it helps us all push through that tricky phase of learning when we want to give up. Jaime also shares her top 5 fiv...

  • The Body Scan Meditation | Zen Den

    A weekly 15-minute meditation which works for both kids and grown-ups! Benefits: improved self awareness, deep relaxation and better focus πŸ˜Œβ˜€οΈ

    One of the foundations of mental health is awareness. That’s why the body scan exercise is such a powerful tool. As far as β€˜meditation’ practices go, th...

  • Finding Your Happy Place 😊 | Zen Den

    Anchoring means thinking of something that makes us feel happy - like hugging a dog! 🐢 In this Zen Den app exclusive, Jaime teaches us how to find our own anchor or 'happy place' and when to use it!

  • How to Make Good Choices! | Zen Den

    Jaime introduces us to the traffic light technique for making good choices. Stop - Breathe - Choose!

  • How To Make A Magic Worry Box | Zen Den

    To make a Magic Worry Box you need:
    An empty tissue box - decorate it, wrap it in some nice paper, add stickers or sequins! You could make it look like a monster by adding googly eyes, teeth & pom poms - then it’s like the monster eats your worries when you put them inside! Make sure it has a hol...

  • Inner Ninja | Zen Den

    Your Inner Ninja is your concentration, a super power which you can train. If you want to be able to do amazing things, your concentration will help. Jaime shows us how to train our Inner Ninja using our breathing.

  • What is MINDFULNESS and how do you do it? | Zen Den

    A new Zen Den with Jaime from Cosmic Kids. Jaime explains what MINDFULNESS is and how she does it. Why not try it in your own time, whenever you're ready?

  • How to deal with nightmares | Zen Den

    Jaime talks about how nightmares aren't real - and there are things we can do to help ourselves when we have a nightmare.

  • How To Beat Nerves | Zen Den

    How to beat nerves! | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids
    Join Jaime in the Zen Den to talk about something we all get sometimes - NERVES!
    Why do we feel nervous sometimes and what can we do about it?
    Jaime shares a really special way of dealing with them that anyone can do.
    Zen Den is a...

  • Taste Test | Zen Den

    Taste Test | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids
    Jaime talks about mindful eating. Instead of gobbling up our food without thinking, we savour every second. Have a small piece of something tasty handy for this one so you can join in!