Certified Professional Training – kids or teens
Accredited by IMMA
This certified, professional meditation teacher for kids and teens course includes expert tips and ideas for working with autism, ADHD and reducing anxiety using mindfulness.
Study at a time to suit your schedule – the learning style materials include video, online reading materials, meditation practice recordings and live, online classroom sessions with expert and founder – Lorraine E Murray.
Advance your skill set – teach mindful techniques that work effectively with kids/teens who have special educational needs or challenging behaviour through trauma.
Working directly with the Founder of Connected Kids, Lorraine E Murray (with over 30 years experience) – you will develop a meditation toolkit that is perfect for teaching professionally with children and teens of all abilities.
Lorraine will teach you how to help children and teens reduce stress, anxiety and develop their self regulation and emotional resilience skills using mindful activities.
- Self directed study – 13 online modules packed with teaching meditation information based on 17 years of experience, research and practical teaching tips.
- Direct, online training – attend live, online classrooms with the founder, Lorraine Murray to gain *accredited, internationally-recognised certification.
- Assessment – gain practical experience through completion of our approved assessment to attain the Connected Kid Tutor certificate – which provides access to worldwide insurance for the professional teacher
- Lifelong support – invited to join our online community of worldwide meditation tutors and experts to share good practice.
- Online, live support sessions – Q and A sessions held 4 times per year to support students who need mentoring and support
- Access to 121 support – with the founder Lorraine E Murray for mentoring and development
*The self study course is accredited by IMMA (International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance)
**Professional Training syllabus
- Understand how stress affects the mind, body and emotions
- Discover the practical benefits of mindfulness for children and teens.
- Understand how meditation helps reduce stress for toddlers to teens
- Understand how to adapt meditation styles to different ages of children/teens
- Learn how to set up a meditation space
- Strengthen your personal meditation practice and learn how it relates to teaching kids
- Learn how to produce meditations that really connect to kids and teen’s needs.
- Learn how to deliver meditations with more confidence and ease.
- Discover how meditation can help children with ADHD or autism or other special needs.
- Expand your meditation ‘tool kit’ to accommodate different abilities/needs in children/teens.
- Learn how to set up a professional meditation programme for kids and teens
- Learn how to support families and caregivers
- Develop a ‘meditation toolkit’ that creates meditations children will love! (mandalas, mudras, labyrinths, crystals/stones, colour, mindfulness, yoga)
- Learn how to work intuitively with a heartfelt teaching practice and develop your ‘business heart’!
- Understand how to reach kids/teens who don’t want to learn meditation!
- Understand the energy centres and how these provide an integral structure when teaching meditation
- Learn about which mindful activities are safe to use with trauma.
- Understand how to help young people process strong reactions to meditation
- Learn how to teach kids or teens meditation online using zoom/whatsapp
“Thank you so much for this course. It’s given me the skills to change a lot of young people’s lives which is pretty amazing in itself. “
Listen to this interview with Karen Davies – a professional coach and author – about her experience of the online course.
The Connected Kids course has 13 modules. It includes 3 online classroom sessions and assessment. Most of our students can complete the course in 4 to 6 months (45 CPD points). As it is self-directed study you can go at your own pace (you have 12 months access to the materials).
The certified self study, professional kids meditation teachers training offers 45 hours of online material and provides you with a detailed and interactive experience if your passion is to become a successful, professional kids meditation teacher:
- Module 1 – What is kids/teen’s meditation?
- Module 2 – How to get started creating meditations your kids will love
- Module 3 – How to create a meditation that keeps children connected
- Module 4 – Expanding your ideas that meet age and stage.
- Module 5 – The family benefits of teaching children meditation
- Module 6 – your ‘peace pioneer’ skills – helping you work with the challenges of teaching meditation professionally
- Module 7 – energy awareness for teaching meditation – to accommodate contraindications.
- Module 8 – teaching with the intuitive heart to deliver meditations with compassion and fully understanding the child’s needs.
- Module 9 – child development and special needs – our speciality! What we love to teach.
- Module 10 – enhancing your teaching meditation skills – stretching your abilities so you can realise your true potential.
- Module 11 – developing your teaching mindfulness toolkit to ensure you can reach children of all ages and abilities.
- Module 12 – teaching advanced, mindful activity tools for children with challenging behaviours/trauma.
- Module 13 – developing bespoke meditation programmes to meet the needs of your organisation or community.
- Attendance at to the online classroom with the founder Lorraine Murray, to secure your certification and ask the expert!
Training costs – kids meditation teacher
The cost of the professional training is *£894 plus tax and includes all modules, online classrooms, certification, lifetime support, online resources and access to our exclusive online group of fellow trainers and experts.
*How much in US dollars? Exchange rate
2020/21 Dates – online, live classroom
These take place on the following days of each month and run consecutively (you choose your group and timeslot).
Group A – Thursdays (2021)
- 21st January, 25th February, and 25th March
7.30 to 9.30pm – 3 places left
or 9.30am to 11.30am – 2 places left
(with programme founder, Lorraine E Muray)
Group B – Fridays (2020/21)
- Fri 6th Nov, 15th Dec, 15th Jan10am-12noon
(with trainer, Ruth Pringle)
Group C – Saturdays (2020)
- 10 October, 7 November, 5 December
9.30am to 11.30am
(with trainer, Tara Russo)
Group D – Saturdays (2021)
- 16th January, 6th February and 6th March
(with trainer, Chris Maxwell)
Each session works to the UK (BST) timezone – you can find your time zone here >>>
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**The certified professional training automatically includes the self study foundation stage of the international Connected Kids Programme.