One of our trainers, Tara , created this simple yet effective breath meditation that we can practice to keep our stress levels in check. It helps kids who need a visual to understand what we mean by using our breath.
You can follow it with them and guide them to do to.
Simply use each number for an in or out breath (starting at 1).
So 1 = in breath and 2 = out-breath and so on.
Once they’ve done it a few times, they can also imagine the tree in their heads and imagine doing an in/out breath for each branch of the tree.
If you want to get creative, you could get them to stop at 6 and think about about having energy roots … or at the end taking the golden star on the top of the tree into their hearts.
As you may know… we don’t give out Christmas cards but prefer to give to a good cause instead.
This year our hearts were touched by the 7 marathons in 7 days attempt by Kevin Sinfield, the friend of former Rugby player Rob Burrow who has been fighting MNDA.
So we’ve donated to their cause instead of cards. Perhaps you would like to do the same? Christmas Spirit >>>
**In the spirit of Christmas – wishing you (firstname) health, happiness, love and peace.**
Festive Hours for Connected Kids
We will be closing for Christmas to enjoy some time with family and friends (albeit at a socially distance!) If you are buying a course or one of our students we just wanted to let you know. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas! xx
Can Meditation work for kids on the Autistic Spectrum?
“Had a lovely session with one of my students with ASD today. This is my 3rd session with him and it’s been tough to get him on board as he felt he didnt ‘need help to relax and that it was a waste of his time!’ Today he spent over an hour completely absorbed in creating a Mandala from natural objects. Wow just wow!!! Love my job “
Louise, Connected Kids tutor-in-training
Meditation and mindfulness –
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