Free meditation for kids/teens to ease anxiety

We recorded another free meditation that your kids can listen to – designed to help release worrying thoughts and anxiety. You can listen to it for free on the Insight Timer App.  It’s called THE GOLDEN CROWN meditation!  Enjoy. (If you have any questions about teaching /kids or teens meditation – please drop us an […]

Christmas Meditation for Kids to Teens

One of our trainers, Tara , created this simple yet effective breath meditation that we can practice to keep our stress levels in check.  It helps kids who need a visual to understand what we mean by using our breath. You can follow it with them and guide them to do to. Simply use each […]

How to help kids or teens do Yoga Nidra

An easy way to teach kids yoga nidra (and improve sleep) Yoga Nidra is my new favourite practice. It’s so easy yet so relaxing and it helps me stay in touch with my body which (if I neglect it) becomes sore/achey due to the time I spend at the computer or slouched on the sofa […]

Meditations and mindful tips for you and the family – COVID-19

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 […]

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 with mental health

Mental Health Day In the UK yesterday there was a mental health awareness day to help us understand and talk about mental health.  As someone who teaches meditation and mindfulness, this is a key part of the work I do.  It’s why I set up Connected Kids as I have witnessed, many times, how teaching […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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