Out of all the Stress Free Kids products, I chose to do the Indigo Dreams for Children CD/Audio book because of the introduction to relaxation and stress-management techniques that helped me as a child. Indigo Dreams is a 60 minute bedtime relaxation CD that has four audio stories for children that incorporate such relaxation techniques as breathing exercises, affirmations, muscle relaxation techniques and peaceful visualizations to help induce sleep. The wonderful thing about Indigo Dreams is that it takes the same bedtime relaxation techniques recommended for adults, but puts them in a format geared towards kids. Each of the four audio books presented on the CD focus on a different relaxation technique; A Boy and a Bear (breathing techniques), The Affirmation Web (positive statements), A Boy and a Turtle (visualizations) and The Goodnight Caterpillar (relaxation techniques). The four audio books can also be purchased in a book format through the Stress Free Kids website for $10.95 each and are a great way to give a child a visual (the cute little caterpillar doing relaxed breathing in Goodnight Caterpillar is so adorable!) for nighttime relaxation.
The Indigo Dreams CD provides a wonderful tool for parents to give to their kids with sleep issues. The narrated books are smartly designed for children and are accompanied by such soothing sounds as animals, light keyboard and a gentle breeze with an additional track of just music at the end of the stories. The CD is perfect for kids who are suffering with stress, anxiety, hyperactivity, anger and other stress-related issues that can stem from things like lack of confidence or anger. These relaxation techniques have also been useful for children with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome. Relaxation and sleep are a beautiful gift to those, like myself, who have struggled with sleep issues since childhood and Lori's Indigo Dreams CD is one I wish I would have had before I entered high school.