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Rainbow Dreaming: A Big Book of Calm

Teaching relaxation and meditation to children.

Rainbow Dreaming offers new visualisations and activities to inspire calm, confidence and creativity in children. This easy to read and inspiring book is full of practical examples that takes the reader step by step through the process of teaching children ways to counteract stress, how to visualise and the art of meditation. There are over 100 exercises and activities to teach children how to relax their mind and body and to manage stress effectively.

Rainbow Dreaming has practical advice and tips for teachers and parents on how to create a calm classroom or home environment. There are enjoyable activities to nurture the heart and soul and fun ways to engage your child in unstructured play and to explore the outdoors.

If a child is relaxed they are better equipped to understand and control their feelings and to think clearly and creatively. A calm mind is able to concentrate better and learn more effectively at home and at school.

Learning to visualise and meditate can help to:

  • Counteract stress
  • Increase concentration
  • Enhance positive self image
  • Help children to sleep
  • Develop resilience
  • Develop the imagination
  • Develop listening skills
  • Develop confidence
  • Stimulate creativity


  • Introduction
  • Stress in children
  • About meditation and relaxation
  • Teaching meditation and relaxation at home
  • Teaching mediation and relaxation in schools
  • Colour, energy and meditation
  • Visualisation
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet
  • Rainbow
  • Meditation and relaxation follow-up activities
  • Index of visualisations and activities
  • Resources

“Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued,

is always beyond our grasp but which,

if you sit down quietly,

may alight upon you” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Rainbow Dreaming: A Big Book of Calm

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