Chris Hemsworth, who narrates meditations for children along with with Taika Waititi on the Centr ap
Centr Team

Chris Hemsworth's guided meditations for kids on Centr

Centr Team

Calling all frazzled parents and carers! Let Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi help you take a load off with a series of meditations and sleep visualizations for kids on Centr.

These kids’ meditations may be specifically for children aged 4 to 9, but big kids at heart will feel the benefits, too.

You can listen to the Happiness Rainbow meditation narrated by Chris, or check off Taika’s ready-for-bed checklist with Sleepy Head right now.

The 'Share your kindness' meditation for kids, narracted by Chris Hemsworth.
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Meditations can boost kids' physical and emotional health – and big kids at heart will benefit too!

Chris was inspired to narrate the meditations – developed by a team of psychologists and meditation teachers – after he saw how they benefited his own children.

“I thought: this is not going to work, my kids are allergic to sitting still. But to my surprise it actually did calm them down,” says Chris. “Kids are feeling anxiety and stress like us, and probably more so because they often don’t understand feelings or situations, and it’s difficult for us to explain it to them. These guided meditations have been really beneficial.”

Joining Chris in narrating the meditations is Taika Waititi, writer, actor and director of much-loved films including Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and the upcoming Next Goal Wins.

After several years of stress and uncertainty, many families are looking for ways to find a sense of calm amid the chaos (inside and outside their homes). Meditations and sleep visualizations – voiced by Centr experts including trainer Michael Olajide Jr and chef Sergio Perera – have been a key feature of Centr from day one.

Along with helping our adult members manage stress, find focus and boost performance, an unexpected benefit has been the number of people telling us how much of a hit these audio tools have been with their children – with sleep visualizations becoming an essential part of their bedtime routine.

Members have also found new Centr Soundscapes, which draw on the power of nature to help us relax, to be instant toddler tamers.

An Instagram post from a Centr member describing how they use sleep visualizations on the app for their kids.
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Many Centr members have already made sleep visualizations part of their kids' bedtime routines.

While strategies such as regular exercise and limiting news intake can help families deal with anxiety as a unit, meditations enable younger children in particular to focus on positive thoughts, promoting calm and, with sleep visualizations, a better quality sleep.

By recruiting their imagination, kids can also become more aware of their mind-body connection. And, importantly, vivid stories give children the tools they need to deal with stress, sadness or difficult feelings.

Not sure how to get your kids on board when they refuse to sit still or give up their iPad for a sleep story? Try our tips and start reaping the benefits.

Although aimed at kids, grown-ups will find this new series of guided meditations with Chris and Taika on Centr performing double duty: soothing both the young and the young at heart.

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