Teaching mindful meditation to kids with ADHD

For a long time I’ve been banging on about children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) moving and fidgeting because they are ungrounded and the movement is their way of trying to rebalance – not intentionally be disruptive. A recent study now shows that kids with ADHD  must move to learn.  At last we are all […]

Helping Kids and Teens connect to emotions through mindfulness

One of the issues that we face as children (and all the way through life) is recognising what we feel, when we feel it. I have been practising meditation for years, yet just the other day I felt really flat and couldn’t name my feeling. It was so frustrating and disorientating. I went for a […]

Children, stress and mindful meditation

We usually focus on the adults when we talk about stress but research shows that children also experience stress from both external and internal factors. Pressures of technology, computer gaming, exam results, hormonal changes and changes in family settings can initiate the flight or fight response which we refer to as ‘acute stress’. The difference […]

Creating a mindful classroom in schools

We have a large number of teachers on our courses and one of the things that people want to know is how to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into what is already a busy day. Here are a few tips on how to do this to help you get started. Check your energy One of the […]

Getting Started – teach kids/teens meditation

My next video blog gives you some top tips on getting started! They are all based on my experience of teaching children and teens meditation. [youtube http://youtu.be/Q9RKoJuWQr4] Enjoy! Lorraine x Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>> Our 2nd Book – helping kids with special […]

Mindfulness to help with change

I’m reflecting on an interesting time I had teaching our level 1 course in London last weekend. I’ve taught there a few times before and it’s a lovely centre in north west London that helps kids with special need. I was teaching our Connected Kids level 1 course based on my book ‘Calm Kids – […]

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