Psychic classes for kids: Good concepts gone completely woo

Psychic classes for kids claim to help strengthen intuition.

It’s not like a group of 5-year-olds sitting around, looking through crystal balls and talking to ghosts.

When many people hear the title of these classes, Psychic Courses for Children, that’s what they expect.

Somehow, the term “psychic” has become so misconstrued, says Stacia Synnestvedt.

Step back and remove the title from the class for a moment. Without labeling it, here’s what Synnestvedt teaches:

The kids play games, sing songs, make art and spend some time practicing being quiet.

It’s about listening to the children and validating them. Helping them stay connected to their inner knowing, or their intuition. She teaches them about personal space and how to draw relational boundaries — like how they can disagree with a friend or parent, and stay grounded without getting wrapped up in the other person’s emotions. This can help kids sleep better, channel their energy and feel more confident, Synnestvedt says.

Synnestvedt says teaching kids how to ground their energy can calm their bodies. It also can give timid or sensitive kids tools to feel more empowered, she says.

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So it’s about teaching kids self-confidence and meditation techniques? There’s nothing inherently psychic about that. But…

Then, she goes on to talk about “energy” and “spirit or essence”. “You learn tools like grounding to the earth, letting go of energy that isn’t yours and then refilling, calling your energy back,” Synnestvedt says. They also learned to channel their pets, she says.

We seem to have a situation here where the start is good, to learn to understand our own thoughts and pay attention to the things around us, but it goes off the edge with ridiculous concepts such as psychic energy and channeling.

  2 comments for “Psychic classes for kids: Good concepts gone completely woo

  1. Geoff
    August 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Boulder, CO is a cesspool of woo.

  2. perry mason
    August 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I hope no one really believes this crap, what a farce

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