About Room for Reflection
After being a ghostwriter on a book called “Student life without stress” and becoming aware of how many children are stressed out in Denmark – the world’s most happy country – Danish writer, Life Coach and Energy Mentor, Gitte Winter, was shocked and decided to share her philosophies of how to handle pressure in life. She started meditating with her own girls when they were 3 and 6 years old. She soon saw a huge benefit for them and was amazed by the effect meditation had on their sleep. So she decided to share her stories with the world. She also invited a mindfulness instructor to come teach at her children’s school and soon began a movement to teach the Danish schools about the benefits of mindfulness at school.
In 2014 Room for Reflection was founded in Denmark to inspire parents to become more conscious of their energy and the choices they make every day regarding their children.
In 2015 the book “The Children’s Meditations in my heart” was launched in Danish as a hardcover and the first edition was sold out before it was even published.
The beginning of this book’s adventure was really crazy. I remember getting the books from print and having three days to pack all the received pre-orders. I had my whole family helping me and friends rushing in to help. My daughters renamed our home “The Love Factory” and everybody was helping out. And on Monday when the book had its official publishing date, it was sold out. A few weeks later we had new stock, which was also sold out immediately. I pinched my arm and we were cheering with champagne in the middle of all the books. I had trucks coming in to deliver the books. A dream had come true for me as a writer and indie author, and I felt so grateful to be able to help so many children to get to know the power of their hearts.Gitte Winter
In 2016 this international webshop was launched. Today Room for Reflection has more than 30,000 followers worldwide and thousands of children in 14 countries have learned to sleep with the help of the book.
As parents, teachers, and educators, we have a huge responsibility to teach our children how to find balance in life. Because when childhood is stressful, we steal a little bit of the magic of life that our children later in life will miss when they are in charge of changing the world to a better place.
For the past three years Room for Reflection in Denmark has been on a mission to teach schools how to use meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to help children thrive and learn. We have freelance instructors all over the country who go to schools and instruct, teach and educate. Right now we are building a platform called www.momo-academy.com to help facilitate this mission. The platform will be launched in 2017 – and might also have an international future. Who knows? Room for Reflection is built on heartfelt dreams and desires to make a difference for children – and these types of dreams often have a wonderful way of coming true.
In June 2017 Gitte Winter will publish a new book with more children’s meditations in Danish. The new book is called “The Valley of Hearts”. She hopes to be able to translate the book into English before the end of 2017. The illustrator of the new book is also wonderful Elsie Ralston.
Room for Reflection wishes to spread the books to many more countries. If you are a publisher or an international agent we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would love to help us spread the word of the book please leave a testimonial and make sure to share the movement of Room for Reflection with your friends and families. Thank you for your support.