Online Talks Jan & Feb 2019

    Helping children sleep with meditation We’ve just announced our next online talk taking place on Monday 11th February at 8pm (live and recorded).  Lorraine Murray, founder and author of Connected Kids, will give tips and ideas to use meditation to help kids sleep (and get up for school!) There are limited places. Mindfulness […]

New online talk – this month

The 3 things your child needs for mental health – online talk We’ve just announced our next online talk It’s about using meditation and mindfulness to support the 3 things your child needs for mental health development. There are limited places – the talk is live and available as a recording too.    Useful links… […]

Can meditation help kids with depression?

  This week, I read a disturbing news report about the increasing use of medication for children (aged 12 or younger) who are being prescribed anti-depressants. “It found that the number of youngsters aged 12 or younger on anti-depressants has risen by 27% over the last three years.” BBC News July 2018  Then on social […]

How to be more creative teaching meditation

Why is creativity important to teaching meditation? Since 2003, we’ve been teaching adults how to help kids and teens practise meditation. What’s interesting is the way that we adults (initially) approach the idea of teaching kids meditation. Some of us look for a ‘mindfulness wand’ that we can use (metaphorically speaking) to calm our children. […]

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 […]

Meditation idea for toddlers

  A simple meditation idea to teach 5-year old kids (inspired by my Goddaughter – Libby!)   How to teach kids of all ages how to meditate If you would like to learn how to create your very own meditations for kids/teens try our Connected Kids level 1 course – online or in-class) (This is the gateway […]

Changing the world with mindfulness

The heart speaks mindfully I was really moved by this video. I think it speaks volumes about how we can raise awareness and how to help children be part of the conversation about the future. With all my heart I believe that if we teach children meditation, they find that mindful voice just as Meghan […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 seconds to change schools with meditation and mindfulness

  One of my friends is an experienced mindfulness teacher. She sent me her weekly newsletter and within that there is mention of  Dr Rick Hanson – the psychologist – with a link to one of his excellent presentations. It was so good I thought I would include it in my regular blog (see below). But […]

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