Meet one of our Connected Kids Trainers, Alice Chinn, from Scotland but who speaks fluent Spanish sharing tips about teaching meditation to kids and teens, and how she helps adults do this too.
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 […]
I’ve just finished reading… …A book called ‘Eva and the Universe‘ by D. M Green. It’s the 2nd (the previous one is ‘Jim and the Universe‘) and they are a perfect read to help introduce mindful awareness in a fictional way for kids who have big changes/struggles. Eva is about a girl (I’m guessing 10) […]
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 […]
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 […]
Negativity Bias and Mindfulness It means that our brain and body constantly scan the environment for threats. If we detect a threat, we manage it as it activates our stress response (fight/flight/freeze) – which is designed to keep us alive. What it means is that we are hardwired (neurologically speaking) to seek out the negative in […]
As today is thanksgiving day in the USA (where we teach some of our courses) I thought it would be useful to bring some ideas and tips on how to combine this with meditation techniques for kids and teens.