Free meditation for kids/teens to ease anxiety

We recorded another free meditation that your kids can listen to – designed to help release worrying thoughts and anxiety. You can listen to it for free on the Insight Timer App.  It’s called THE GOLDEN CROWN meditation!  Enjoy. (If you have any questions about teaching /kids or teens meditation – please drop us an […]

beach / seaside meditation for lockdown

Lockdown – guided meditation to relieve anxiety and stress 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 […]

Christmas Meditation for kids 2019

Just tried this with my 12 year old foster son and my husband!  Both enjoyed it. Happy Christmas! Lorraine x     If you want to teach your kids meditation…. Take the Foundation course – to teach your kids and teens mindful meditation Professional Training – to become a certified Kids Meditation Teacher   Teach […]

Star Meditation for kids of all ages – free

I was meditating one day and I was inspired by this star meditation idea to help kids relax, reduce anxiety and feel a stronger, peaceful connection with the world. It may be ideal for bed time or to help kids simply relax.  It may help with bullying too.

How to be more creative teaching meditation

Why is creativity important to teaching meditation? Since 2003, we’ve been teaching adults how to help kids and teens practise meditation. What’s interesting is the way that we adults (initially) approach the idea of teaching kids meditation. Some of us look for a ‘mindfulness wand’ that we can use (metaphorically speaking) to calm our children. […]

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 […]

15 seconds to change schools with meditation and mindfulness

  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 […]

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.

Child Genius – academically bright but emotionally inept?

Emotional vs Academic Intelligence The other week we caught the end of the TV show ‘Child Genius’ – where children with (usually) a high score on Mensa take part in a quiz to become the Child Genius for that year. These kids demonstrate an amazing array of skills – from their ability to remember facts […]

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