Soon-to-lunch Chris Hemsworth guided meditations promise to help your kids calm down, despite the fact that Hemsworth has zero experience in meditation.
Ever since the mindfulness industry became a $14 billion-dollar-a-year business, we’ve seen everyone from rappers to sports stars getting involved with meditation.
The latest celebrity to enter the world of mindfulness is Chris Hemsworth, the Australian-born actor who you might remember from Aussie soap-opera Home & Away or, more likely, his portrayals of Thor in the Marvel superhero movies.
Now Chris Hemsworth has momentarily put down Thor’s Hammer and has been getting involved with all sorts of wellness businesses. He recently launched his own workout app Centr, and now he is getting into the guided meditation space. Specifically, Hemsworth is producing guided meditations for kids [READ: How To Teach Meditation In Schools].
Chris Hemsworth wants to give your kids guided meditations despite total lack of experience
Hemsworth wants to get your kids meditating, despite the fact that he has zero background or experience in meditation (in 2017 he did an interview with Men’s Health in which he stated that he was vaguely interested in Zen and meditation after seeing Robert Downey Jr. doing it).
Now that mindfulness is trending, everyone wants a piece of it, including Hemsworth, who seems to believe he is somehow more qualified to educate your kids about meditation than, you know, an actual meditation teacher.
I’m not entirely sure what qualifies Hemsworth to make suggestions about how you should parent your kids, let alone getting involved with a health practice he has absolutely zero experience in. It appears to be just the latest in the long-line of gross celebrity arrogance. He even admits in a recent Insta video that he himself struggled to get his kids—India, Tristan, and Sasha— to calm down.
In a recent Insta video Hemsworth said, ‘If you find yourself in a situation like myself [struggling to get your kids to calm down], like a lot of people where you’re having to home-school your kids and failing miserably – because it’s not an easy task, it’s a very difficult job teaching, and I have a boundless respect for teachers, globally, universally – if you’re having this trouble, a friend of mine suggested doing this guided meditation with them,’ the 36-year-old said.
Hemsworth explains that he himself thought that guided meditation for kids would be a fruitless idea and couldn’t possibly help them calm down. But then it was pointed out to him that meditation is a multi-billion dollar industry, so he decided to add meditations for kids to his website Centr.com.
“I’m going to narrate a few meditations,” he says, “children specific meditations, sleep visualisations, positive thoughts, that kind of thing.’
He explained that he will be working with his filmmaker-friend Taika Waititi on the guided meditations for kids. Waititi also has zero experience teaching meditation.
If you’re interested in getting a celebrity and a filmmaker to teach your kids meditation and help with their mental health, despite the fact that neither of them has any experience or qualification in either of those fields, then you can get six-weeks of the app free right now. I won’t link to it though because I 100% disagree with celebrities giving mental health advice to kids.