Books to Teach Meditation

Calm Kids – Help children relax with mindful activities

for beginners

Having dealt with high anxiety for much of my life, I have been overjoyed to find that meditation helps me to feel safe and calm, and to think clearly to distinguish between imagined threats and real threats. It has allowed me to open myself up to new experiences and to let go of the idea that if I can’t be perfect, I shouldn’t bother to try. My oldest son has demonstrated similar qualities since he was a toddler – he has been more than a little hesitant to try new things and slow to make friends. Like any good mom, I turned to the internet for help  I was lucky to find Lorraine’s first book, Calm Kids. I loved the book so much that I decided to sign up for her course to teach meditation to children. Calm Kids is a great resource.
girl being mindful with apple - Books to Teach Meditation - calm kids - lorraine e murray

This *book will walk you through, step-by-step, to create meditations that your kids, of all ages, will love.  This book is the basis of our foundation course on the Connected Kids programme.

  • inspirational and practical guidance on how to lead fun and
    peaceful relaxation sessions with children
  • good for children with behavioural and developmental
    disorders such as ADHD
  • provides a range of activities for all children, from toddlers
    to teenagers, for use in the home or classroom
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Also available in Estonian and Dutch

Connected Kids – Help kids shine through mindful activites

advanced skills – autism/adhd/SEN

This *book truly is wonderful for the general population, but Lorraine’s detailed work on challenges that people with autism face and several specific balancing mindful activities make this the best book that I have seen for helping kids feel their best. For example, if a child cannot tolerate the food on his plate, she suggests practicing a gratitude meditation before eating where the caregiver and child explore the journey of the food to the plate (imagine the food growing as a plant and thanking sun, soil, water, as well as the farmer who cared for it, etc.) Kids become less afraid of unfamiliar foods and textures as they think about the effort involved in getting the food from a seed in the ground all the way to their plates – I’ve seen this work in my own home!”

connected kids book - boy looking through hands - teach meditation autism adhd special educational needsIn this book you will discover a detailed meditation ‘toolkit’ of practices and ideas that we have successfully used with all young people but especially SEN – including autism and ADHD.  This is a textbook for our professional training course.

  • practical, inspirational guide
  • skills to lead calming relaxation sessions with children and teens on the spectrum or with anxiety
  • variety of activities suitable for all ages; toddlers to teenagers
  • easily implemented into a busy home/classroom setting.
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Storytelling meditation

 “Oh my goodness.  This is the best book I’ve read in ages. I actually cried at the ending because of what Jess had done for Robbie. How can a book be this good?”   Kylie (age 11)

…meet Jess, the Mindful Dog who helps anxious kids

how to teach children meditation books by lorraine e murray - calm kids, connected kids, robbie and jess

This is our first fictional *book which helps readers aged 7 to 12 learn mindful skills through the story of Robbie, an anxious boy who struggles to let go and trust anyone.  He meets a mindful dog (Jess) who helps Robbie learn new skills that turn his life around.

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    1. The book is suitable for adults to learn how to teach kids with autism. I’m actually updating it though and it will be out in paperback soon so it may be worth joining the mailing list for when that comes out?

  1. The methods taught for Autism/ADHD in the newer updated book will it be useful for Mental health/ depression and low self esteem, down syndrome? Is it for a certain age group, or can it be applied to teens? I love the blog of how Heather spoke about her kids and herself really looking into feelings and talking about addressing FEAR for adults and kids. Her experience of being a meditation teacher was very valuable link to find especially when your just starting out. Rhonda

    1. although I specifically worked with kids with autism or anxiety, the methods in the book can still be applied to working with downs syndrome and depression.

  2. I am a kindergarten teacher of children with special needs. I deal with behaviors ranging from environmental reasons to genetic disabilities to autism spectrum disorder. I am very interested in knowing when your “Connected Kids” book comes out in paper back form as I feel this could be a resource I and other special education teachers in our district could use. When is the estimated date that it will be published and available for purchase? I plan on trying to implement mindfulness into my classroom.

    1. It’s wonderful to hear about your work. Should be at the end of this month but if you can join our mailing list and we’ll keep you informed.

  3. I would like to know when your new book comes out in paperback. I am especially interested in meditation for children with Autism and ADHD.

    Thank you kindly.

    1. Hi Suzee – coming out this summer! I am revising it re recent things I’ve discovered.

  4. hi I am interested in book on teaching meditation to teenagers as I work in a school counselling Young people on the autistic spectrum. Thanks lynn

  5. Hello

    My neighbour just mentioned that her 5yo granddaughter has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and has the intellectual age of about 3.5yo. She gets night terrors, is quick to rage and has had an abusive background (emotional, psychological rather than physical, sexual) though things are now much more stable.

    The grandmother doesn’t know anything about meditation but will give anything a go once. If you had a suggestion of a resource what would you suggest?


    1. HI – I would get her a beginner’s meditation CD for kids to start – would try the crystal clear one we offer as the crystal will help too with the night terrors.

  6. Hello,

    I am writing to inquire about placing a wholesale order for your books. Would you please be able to provide me with quantity minimum and price list information. I own a metaphysical boutique in Miami, Florida and would really love to carry your books in my shop. My FEIN # is 47-5113907.

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Kindest Regards,

    Elly & Shizzel Radillo
    Deva Om – A Spiritual Boutique
    9812 SW 77th Avenue
    Miami, FL. 33156

    1. HI Elizabeth – our publishers have given me this information for you to use.

      Our distributor in America is Steiner Books so the customer would need to go to them. I’m happy to contact them if you want or you could point them in that direction since they came to you. Let me know either way.

  7. I love this book. I have been teaching yoga to students with special needs for the past 10 years (self taught ). I have done 2 certificates in kids yoga but found that my knowledge surpassed a lot of people I met. Our school has taken on student wellbeing and when I found this book I was so excited. It has deepened my understanding and allowed me to pass on to the students activities that will help them regulate. I have seen the change in many students over the past 18 months and know that I will continue to see development in all my students, even if it is minor….it is major for them.

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