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  • Writer's pictureEva Goulette

Seven Shielding Techniques to Empower Children

Shielding techniques are important for children to learn because they help them manage and protect their emotional and energetic well-being. Here are some key reasons why:

Emotional Resilience: Shielding helps children create a boundary between their emotions and external negative influences, enhancing their emotional resilience.

Stress Management: By visualizing a protective barrier, children can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, fostering a sense of safety and calm.

Empathy Control: Highly empathetic children often absorb others' emotions. Shielding techniques enable them to distinguish between their feelings and those of others, preventing emotional overwhelm.

Focus and Concentration: By shielding themselves from distractions, children can improve their focus and concentration, aiding in better academic and personal performance.

Self-Empowerment: Learning to shield themselves gives children a sense of control over their environment, boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

Here are seven simple and effective shielding techniques that kids can use:

1. Bubble Shield

Visualization: Imagine being surrounded by a bubble of light. This bubble can be any color they find comforting. It acts as a protective barrier that keeps negative energy out while allowing positive energy to flow through.

Affirmation: They can say, "I am safe and protected in my bubble."

2. Mirror Shield

Visualization: Visualize a shield of mirrors around them. These mirrors reflect any negative energy back to its source, preventing it from reaching them.

Affirmation: They can say, "Negative energy bounces off me and returns to its source."

3. Cloak of Light

Visualization: Imagine putting on a cloak made of bright, protective light. This cloak makes them feel safe and invisible to negativity.

Affirmation: They can say, "I am wrapped in a cloak of light and safety."

4. Tree Root Grounding

Visualization: Imagine roots growing from their feet into the ground, connecting them deeply to the earth. This grounding technique can make them feel stable and protected.

Affirmation: They can say, "I am strong and grounded like a tree."

5. Animal Totem Shield

Visualization: Think of a favorite animal that represents strength and protection. Imagine this animal walking beside them or surrounding them with its protective energy.

Affirmation: They can say, "My animal friend is always with me, keeping me safe."

6. Color Shield

Visualization: Choose a color that feels protective and imagine being surrounded by a shield of that color. Different colors can represent different types of protection (e.g., blue for calm, pink for love).

Affirmation: They can say, "I am surrounded by a shield of [color] that keeps me safe."

7. Energy Ball

Visualization: Imagine holding a ball of energy in their hands. They can expand this ball until it forms a protective barrier around their entire body.

Affirmation: They can say, "This energy ball protects me from all harm."

These techniques can be practiced regularly to help children feel more secure and in control of their emotional environment. Encouraging them to personalize these visualizations and affirmations makes the process more engaging and effective.

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