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Children’s Mental Health Week 2023
A simple way to help young people connect
Childrens Mental Health Week 2022
Mindful Ideas to support Childrens Mental Health Week 2022
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 Friday 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 […]
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. […]
School holidays – 2 ‘mindful’ books for kids/teens
are a perfect read to help introduce mindful awareness in a fictional way for kids who have big changes/struggles
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 […]
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 […]
Breathing in Breathing out Meditation for Kids
Some of you may remember that several years ago I attended an Educator’s retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh. During the retreat we learned some mindfulness songs for kids – this was one of my favourites. Acknowledging the breath can be a difficult concept for kids to grasp. This breathing meditation video for kids gives […]
‘The Whole-Brain Child’ – book review
Book Review – ‘the Whole-Brain Child – Dr Dan Siegel’ Enjoy my review of this fabulous book about child development; how to help them process difficult feelings and thoughts. Learn why I think it offers some practical tips on how to cope with difficult behaviours.