Sound Baths for children and teens?
While many adults have been flocking to sound bath sessions, some may wonder if it's suitable for children and teens. In this post, we'll discuss what ages are suitable to attend a sound bath and why it can be beneficial for children and teens.
At what age can children attend a sound bath?
While there is no strict age limit for attending a sound bath, it's recommended that children be at least five years old. At this age, children are typically able to sit still and follow simple instructions, which are important for participating in a sound bath session. It's also important to ensure that children are not frightened by the sounds created by the instruments. At Serenity Yard we allow age 11 upwards to join a group session, and will be hosting specific groups aimed at younger children throughout summer.
Why is sound bath beneficial for children and teens?
1. Promotes relaxation and reduces stress
Children and teens experience stress and anxiety just like adults do. Sound baths can help them relax and reduce their stress levels, allowing them to feel calmer and more centered.
2. Improves sleep quality
Many children and teens struggle with sleep issues, such as insomnia and night terrors. Sound baths have been shown to improve sleep quality and can be particularly beneficial for those who struggle with sleep issues.
3. Enhances creativity and imagination
Sound baths can be a great way to stimulate children's imagination and creativity. The sounds created by the instruments can help them tap into their inner world and encourage them to explore their own creativity.
4. Helps with emotional regulation
Children and teens often struggle with emotional regulation, particularly when dealing with intense emotions such as anger and anxiety. Sound baths can help them learn how to regulate their emotions and manage their feelings in a healthy way.
5. Encourages mindfulness
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for promoting well-being in children and teens. Sound baths can help them develop mindfulness skills by encouraging them to focus on the present moment and become more aware of their thoughts and feelings.
So to summarise sound baths can be a beneficial practice for children and teens, as long as they are old enough to participate and not frightened by the sounds created by the instruments. From promoting relaxation and reducing stress to improving sleep quality and encouraging mindfulness, sound baths can be a valuable tool for supporting the well-being of young people. If you're interested in introducing your child or teen to the practice of sound baths, consider attending a private session together or reaching out me to see if we can arrange a sound introduction.
This photo is from a lovely children only sound bath last summer...