watch out for mindfulness ‘cowboys’

One of my students Ali Gray, is very passionate about the world learning meditation.   He is one of our Connected Kids students and together with his colleague, Gary Young, is pioneering a project to make it part of the school curriculum in Scotland. At a ‘business and mindfulness’ conference, he heard the term ‘mindfulness cowboys‘ and wondered […]

Tips to avoid Christmas Chaos – mindfulness for you and the kids

Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected Kids book (special needs) >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>>   Please note we are now closed for the festive season till 5th January 2016, however you can still purchase CDs/books (we’ll post them out on our return) or book courses online […]

Useful ideas to help kids with ADHD

  ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition very close to my heart as I see kids who benefit from learning easy, simple mindful activities that help them out of their stressed state. They enter that state very easily as they basically live there.  It’s not an easy existence and while I don’t think […]

Colour Meditation for Kids and Teens – helpful tips

I was recently asked about using the colour meditation script in my Calm Kids book and the significance of the colour that children choose. This video blog should help you understand and give you some useful tips for teaching kids using a colour meditation. https://youtube.com/watch?v=RQp15BA5j20%3Frel%3D0 My 2nd book Connected Kids – help kids with special needs […]

Teaching meditation to kids with special needs

I love showing people how to teach kids meditation.  I am constantly amazed at how children and teens respond to mindfulness and mindful activities and it gives me no greater joy to see the delight of the adults who teach them. Often adults are amazed how kids respond.  Perhaps adults think that it must be […]

Useful resources for teaching kids meditation

So as you can imagine, I live and breathe anything to do with teaching kids meditation, children’s mental health and (teen’s) wellbeing. As a result, I collect a lot of information on this. If you are on our Facebook page, Twitter or Calm Kids group on FB, then you’ll know that we have become a […]

Helping Kids and Teens connect to emotions through mindfulness

One of the issues that we face as children (and all the way through life) is recognising what we feel, when we feel it. I have been practising meditation for years, yet just the other day I felt really flat and couldn’t name my feeling. It was so frustrating and disorientating. I went for a […]

Teaching High School Kids how to meditate

One of our level 3 trainers told me that she’ld been into a couple of high schools recently to teach young people meditation. The way she described the experience was so interesting, I invited her to write about it (and her journey so far) – and she obliged! Thanks to Heather Mackenzie (who teaches in […]

Thanksgiving Meditation – Gratitude for Kids and Teens – tips

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.

Children, stress and mindful meditation

We usually focus on the adults when we talk about stress but research shows that children also experience stress from both external and internal factors. Pressures of technology, computer gaming, exam results, hormonal changes and changes in family settings can initiate the flight or fight response which we refer to as ‘acute stress’. The difference […]

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