Category Archives: mental health

Return to school tips and ideas for kids anxiety

Schools in Scotland have already returned but throughout the UK and in other parts of the world this is still to happen.  So we are sharing any useful resources we find (or create!) to help you and your kids cope with the return to school.anxiety - covid-19 - kids - return to school

Please contact us if you have a specific question about your kids wellbeing or you can browse our list of Connected Kids Tutors who are qualified to teach children and teens meditation and mindfulness (in person or online).

Anxiety thermometer to help your kids communicate how anxious they feel – great visual that helps them understand, relate to you and (with meditation practise) see it come down.  anxiety-thermometer

Relaxation ideas for kids at home – very simple and easy to introduce throughout the day

Wellbeing Kit for Schools Covid-19 – useful ideas to help schools cope with return to school

Simple breath or relaxation script – from YoungScot to help teens/kids de-stress

Join our mailing list for a free Educators fact sheet in our ‘changing education‘ campaign to help introduce meditation mindfulness into the classroom. educators support for meditation in classroom

Curious about teachin g meditation?

Free meditations to download for kids or teens (including SEN)  free meditations for kids or teens autism and adhd

Mindful Parenting – learn how to bring resillience, strength an calm into your parenting world.

learn how to teach kids mindfulness professionally - learn more buttonProfessional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher

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COVID-19 anxiety and teaching kids meditation

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids, explains what will change for anyone interested in learning to teach kids or teens meditation on the Connected Kids Programme.

 

Please note that details about face to face training will be published by late July 2020.  *These protocols relate to training offered directly by Lorraine E Murray.

 

 

*Please check with other Connected Kids trainers directly re their future protocols.

beach / seaside meditation for lockdown

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Lorraine Murray, founder of the Connected Kids programme, has recorded a guided meditation to take you to the beach to let go of stress and anxiety.  Helping you feel stronger so you can support your kids at this challenging time.

 

 

Learn to teach your kids  /teens meditation

learn how to teach kids mindfulness - learn more buttonFoundation training – to create meditations your children will love

Become a Mindful Parent-mindful parenting - learn more button bringing meditation into the family

 

Teach Children Meditation Books – learn more read more to teach kids meditationabout the benefits of meditation for kids including those with SEN/Autism/Anxiety/ADHD

 

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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 feel tested to my limit by world events.  However I have strong resillience, mentally and emotionally, because of my meditation practice.  But I realise that many people (and children) are reeling from everything and don’t have lifeskills to help them through.

So our team of Connected Kids Tutors, Trainers and Students have decided to offer some meditation practices and mindful tips on this blogpost – to be used by you, your family or both.

These are free for you to use and share.  

We know how much having this skill helps us (it’s why we teach people worldwide!) and we just want to share and help everyone have a little bit more peace of mind (and resillience) through this challenging journey.

We hope it helps and please let us know via our Facebook group, or Twitter or Facebook page (or ask us a question).  We’ll be adding more on as they come through so remember to visit this page or join our social media to be kept informed.

Namaste

 

 

 

Lorraine E Murray – Founder and the Connected Kids Team

Listen to the meditation recordings (more to come).  Watch the recordings and decide (or let your family choose) what feels best for you and your kids.

(Please note the quality of sound will vary as each person used whatever device they had to record from home!)

 

Tree of Protection Meditation for kids – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray

 

Golden Spacesuit meditation for kids on the Autism spectrum – by Connected Kids founder Lorraine Murray

 

Mindful tip to engage kids in meditation – Lorraine Murray

 

Pranyama Breathing for Anxiety – by Judy Lam

 

Mindful rainbows, drawing/colouring tips by – Jackie McBeath

 

Mindful Colouring tips – by Lorraine Forsyth

 

Mindful Tips for parents – by Pippa Elwood

 

Coping mindfully with anxiety – by Tara Russo

 

Straw breath-painting – breath work (create a rainbow) – by Sue Hurst

 

Mindful Breath ideas for young kids (under 10) to reduce anxietyby Lorraine Murray

 

Sound Meditation to help boost immune system – by Gary Posner

A note from Gary... “Before you listen to the Immune Enhancing Tuning Fork Meditation. Close your eyes and start breathing. Feel each breath you take moving through your whole body. Feel your breath waking up in every cell in your body. ”

We would also suggest asking your kids to notice where they feel the sound in their body as they listen and breathe.

 

3 Breaths Meditation to calm – by Alice Chinn

 

The Lighthouse meditation – by Sara Graham

 

The magical forest meditation for 7 to 11 year old kids  – by Tara Russo

 

 

Rainbow breathing for kids  – by Chris Maxwell