Category Archives: resilience

Mindful Tips for Trauma Informed Parenting

Lorraine E Murray, founder of Connected Kids hosts an Interview with Suzanne Scott, founder of the charity Trauma Informed Parenting Scotlandtrauma informed parenting scotland

  • What is trauma informed parenting?
  • What difference does it make to a young person if their parent is trauma informed
  • What difference does it make to the parent if they can be trauma informed
  • What are your top 3 tips for people to practice to be a trauma informed parent
  • Can you give us a practical (real life) example of a situation using TIP skills?
  • Advice on how long a traumatic birth can impact a child and where to source advice to help their kids if they have been through a traumatic birth.

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Pre-school Neuroscience Summit

How does the young brain work?

I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be speaking at the pre-school neuroscience online summit

My talk is aired on preschool neuroscience summit - helen maffini and lorraine murrayFriday 4th September 2020 and is free until the 5th September 2020.

The founder of these summits (Helen Maffini) is a passionate, lovely and professional advocate for bringing in powerful speakers to help us educate, learn and share good practice when it comes to pre-school childrens’ needs.

I hope you can join us!Helen Maffini - pre-school neuroscience summit - learn more

 

 

 

Curious about teaching 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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New online talk – this month

The 3 things your child needs for mental health – online talkhands touching to make a heart - child mental health and meditation

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. find out more - child mental health and mindfulness talk

 

Useful links…

  • Connected Kids foundation  course – online or in-class) (This is the gateway to our professional level)
  • Books – Calm Kids (beginners) or Connected Kids (working with special needs/anxiety).
  • Free Meditation downloads for children/teens/autism – created by the international trainer, expert and founder of Connected Kids programme. learn how to teach kids meditation - learn more button

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. mental health day and mindfulness

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 kids, teens and adults meditation helps improve their mental health.

But mental health isn’t the whole picture.  We have emotional and physical health to consider and these are inextricably linked to our mental health. Continue reading

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 saying #MeToo and adding my voice to social media.

I don’t deny that I’ve had some unsavoury and traumatising experiences growing up that I would rather forget.  My yoga and meditation practice has (and continues) to help me heal from this.

However the #MeToo campaign leaves me hanging.   It feels a little bit like watching a tragedy on the news and feeling helpless to ease the pain of those involved.  I observe friends saying #MeToo on social media and then I start to worry and wonder about them and their experiences.

It also hangs guilt and shame on the wrong shoulders – of the decent boys, teens and men who don’t want to treat women that way.  Perhaps If I were a man, maybe I would lower my gaze and no longer feel confident engaging with females.

But if I sit and reflect on the #MeToo campaign through my meditation practice, I have a sense that …

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