What are they?
The Listening Journeys are short musical guided meditations focussing on listening and attention.
Children are encouraged to actively listen to the music, to your body and to your emotions, and draw them all together with visualisations and movement.
Learning to listen intently and with focus is important for well-being and concentration. Each journey is designed to be calming, empowering, and help build a heightened awareness of self, and belonging.
By guiding the children through visualisations, it can help the self-regulation of emotions, appreciation of the natural world, and awareness of their bodies and senses.
Learning to relax and to let go is not always easy – included in these Listening Journeys are moments of muscle contraction followed by a release to help the children understand how to relax and to be in control of their own bodies.
Create a quiet space, with no distractions, and encourage no talking/other sounds until the journey is over. The focus is on listening. The atmosphere, listening and attention will be improved if there is no external sound or activity to distract.
Listening journey - woods
Listening journey - beach
Listening journey - moon
Listening journey - park
Listening journey - snow