How does ‘grounding’ reduce kids’ anxiety?

2 Easy ways to help kids ground their energy What does it mean if we feel ‘ungrounded’? This is a question I ask my Connected Kids students when they are learning to teach kids meditation. It is one of the simplest ways to remedy our energy yet we often don’t notice what ‘being ungrounded’ is […]

helping kids and teens understand mindfulness

A quick tip to explain meditation to kids or teens Founder of Connected Kids, Lorraine Murray, shares a simple idea to help motivate your kids to try meditation. Learn meditation – for you and your kids If you would like to learn how to create your very own meditations for kids/teens try our Connected Kids level […]

Toolkit for teaching mindful activities – kids on the autistic spectrum

Creating a space to teach mindfulness to kids with autism  We were asked a question about the types of tools people could use if they wanted to teach their kids (who are on the autistic spectrum) how to feel calmer and less stressed using mindful activities.   Expert advice We write about this subject all the […]

Mindful Parenting Tips

How mindfulness helps you ‘see’ your kids and teens I was inspired to write this after reading a blog from NY psychotherapist, Katherine Schafler, about the 4 unconscious questions a person asks themselves.  The one that connected with me the most was about ‘being seen’. As a child I grew up in a culture where […]

The #MeToo campaign and mindfulness

  Like me you have probably become aware of the #MeToo campaign which highlights the level of sexual harassment that women experience throughout their lives. As we can see, it has been an underlying epidemic that females have tolerated for thousands of years in all areas of life. But I’m uncomfortable with the idea of […]

back to school – with mindfulness

Helping kids return to school with less anxiety (and more mindfulness) In Scotland our schools have already returned after the summer break, but in the rest of the UK (and perhaps worldwide) children and teens will be gearing up for their return. Some will feel excited about the prospect of a new school or new […]

Helping kids be mindful during the holidays

  Mindfulness and the holidays The summer holidays can be a long time to spend with your kids. You love them but your whole routine can change and even though holidays are meant to be enjoyable, they can be a little bit stressful too! So here are some tips and ideas to help you keep […]

Breathing in Breathing out Meditation for Kids

  Some of you may remember that several years ago I attended an Educator’s retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh. During the retreat we learned some mindfulness songs for kids –  this was one of my favourites. Acknowledging the breath can be a difficult concept for kids to grasp.  This breathing meditation video for kids gives […]

Getting kids to eat – mindfully with chocolate

The festive season is upon us and we know how much chocolate and cookies we’ll be eating (and especially our kids!). So to help us through this ‘sweet season’ here’s a guide to eating chocolate (or cookies) mindfully that both you and your children can enjoy. Happy holidays! Training Courses in Teaching Meditation >>> Online […]

Helping kids manage behaviour with meditation and yoga

Yoga and Mindful Activities for Anger in Kids We are delighted to share some words of wisdom written by one of our Connected Kids Tutors, Yvonne Payne. Yvonne has been working with children using mindful activities and yoga to help them focus and manage strong emotions such as anger. Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different […]

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