watch out for mindfulness ‘cowboys’

One of my students Ali Gray, is very passionate about the world learning meditation.   He is one of our Connected Kids students and together with his colleague, Gary Young, is pioneering a project to make it part of the school curriculum in Scotland. At a ‘business and mindfulness’ conference, he heard the term ‘mindfulness cowboys‘ and wondered […]

Why I care about your child’s happiness

I wasn’t sure what to write about in my recent blog. I get a bit tired of emails  or blogs all sounding the same and a bit ‘salesy’. But that’s not me. So I decided to let you know why I feel responsible for your child’s happiness.  Every time I read about the stress young people […]

Tips to avoid Christmas Chaos – mindfulness for you and the kids

Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected Kids book (special needs) >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>>   Please note we are now closed for the festive season till 5th January 2016, however you can still purchase CDs/books (we’ll post them out on our return) or book courses online […]

Good intentions about teaching meditation to your kids

I had good intentions… I wanted to write an post about perception and how we what we see and perceive is what we experience.  It’s how our brain works and how it helps us interpret life. If our brain is wired differently then it can be challenging to respond to life in the way we […]

what is a connected kid? teaching meditation and mindfulness

There’s a whole story behind the name ‘connected kids’. Originally we had called our programme after the first book ‘Calm Kids – help children relax with mindful activities‘.    However the name didn’t sit comfortably with me.  I felt a bit ‘icky’ with the idea of adults trying to ‘calm kids’ down.   Meditation isn’t about […]

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 […]

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