We interviewed one of our wonderful trainers, Tara Russo, about bringing her educator experience in teaching into the world of teaching children meditation. Tara is one of our trainers on the Connected Kids programme.
She talks about how it helped her daughter who had panic attacks with anxiety, and children in school with anger issues.
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I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be speaking at the pre-school neuroscience onlinesummit
My talk is aired on Friday 4th September 2020 and is free until the 5th September 2020.
The founder of these summits (Helen Maffini) is a passionate, lovely and professional advocate for bringing in powerful speakers to help us educate, learn and share good practice when it comes to pre-school childrens’ needs.
I hope you can join us!
Curious about teaching meditation?
Free meditations to download for kids or teens (including SEN)
Mindful Parenting – learn how to bring resillience, strength an calm into your parenting world.
Professional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher
Teach Children Meditation Books – learn more about the
Schools in Scotland have already returned but throughout the UK and in other parts of the world this is still to happen. So we are sharing any useful resources we find (or create!) to help you and your kids cope with the return to school.
Please contact us if you have a specific question about your kids wellbeing or you can browse our list of Connected Kids Tutorswho are qualified to teach children and teens meditation and mindfulness (in person or online).
Anxiety thermometer to help your kids communicate how anxious they feel – great visual that helps them understand, relate to you and (with meditation practise) see it come down. anxiety-thermometer
Welcome and hope you find this blog useful in this strange and challenging time.
I don’t know about you, but life feels like we’ve been put on a roller coaster (without our permission) and we are on for a ride of ups and downs.
I’ve been practising meditation for over 30 years and even I feel tested to my limit by world events. However I have strong resillience, mentally and emotionally, because of my meditation practice. But I realise that many people (and children) are reeling from everything and don’t have lifeskills to help them through.
So our team of Connected Kids Tutors, Trainers and Students have decided to offer some meditation practices and mindful tips on this blogpost – to be used by you, your family or both.
These are free for you to use and share.
We know how much having this skill helps us (it’s why we teach people worldwide!) and we just want to share and help everyone have a little bit more peace of mind (and resillience) through this challenging journey.
We hope it helps and please let us know via our Facebook group, or Twitter or Facebook page (or ask us a question). We’ll be adding more on as they come through so remember to visit this page or join our social media to be kept informed.
Lorraine E Murray – Founder and the Connected Kids Team
Listen to the meditation recordings (more to come). Watch the recordings and decide (or let your family choose) what feels best for you and your kids.
(Please note the quality of sound will vary as each person used whatever device they had to record from home!)
Tree of Protection Meditation for kids – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray
Golden Spacesuit meditation for kids on the Autism spectrum – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray
Straw breath-painting – breath work (create a rainbow) – by Sue Hurst
Mindful Breath ideas for young kids (under 10) to reduce anxiety – by Lorraine Murray
Sound Meditation to help boost immune system – by Gary Posner
A note from Gary... “Before you listen to the Immune Enhancing Tuning Fork Meditation. Close your eyes and start breathing. Feel each breath you take moving through your whole body. Feel your breath waking up in every cell in your body. ”
We would also suggest asking your kids to notice where they feel the sound in their body as they listen and breathe.