Teach meditation to young people of all ages
including SEN, Autism, Trauma and ADHD
The Connected Kids programme, 20 years ago, pioneered the idea of teaching meditation to kids.
Since then our training programme has grown internationally teaching thousands of people who have become Connected Kids Tutors (aka meditation teachers for kids and teens).
From Australia to the Columbia, Canada to Taiwan …we have trained tutors who are helping children of all ages and abilities with mindful skills.
Our purpose is to give you the skills, understanding and confidence to help young people build their emotional intelligence, resillience skills and an inner reservoir of kindness.
A mindful, child-centered approach
We specialise in working from an intuitive, child-centered approach. Our training is practical, intuitive and tailored to meet the needs of all young people – including trauma, SEN, autism and ADHD.
Connected Kids is a special programme for special people. It’s more than just a training session and we are dedicated to helping you with your future work as a meditation teacher.
That’s why we continue to support you beyond the training with masterclasses, sharing good practice and a thriving online community of like-minded people.
It’s a highly skilled course that takes you on a personal development journey.
On the Connected Kids Accredited Programme, you’ll learn how to…
- keep kids and teens motivated by creating meditations and mindful activities they will love
- develop the skills to customise a teaching meditation programme that meets their needs and abilities
- connect and learn from our online community of ‘peace pioneers’ who have trained with us
- develop advanced skills that take your reach to the micro or macro level – depending on your intention for changing the world!
While I still occasionally work at solving problems and I still use my intellect, my approach to working with children is completely different and much more effective. The course has equipped me with the skills to work on a deeper level with kids, tuning into their energy and underlying issues using simple and effective techniques. “
*Accredited online learning…
We have people from all walks of life who have joined the Connected Kids programme – teachers, psychologists, mental health experts, yoga teachers, therapists, counsellors, social workers and parents or carers who want to start a new career.
- “Taking part in the training was life changing for me. The most important thing I learned was the value of fostering a deep connection with myself and by doing so strengthening my connection with other people and the world around me. Through my own journey of developing self-awareness and self-compassion, I feel empowered to help children reach this deeper level of connection with themselves, a true honour and privilege, and a complete joy to behold.”
*(accredited by the International Mindfulness and Meditation Association and IICT- Internationa Institute for Complementary Therapists)
The Connected Kids syllabus…
Frequently Asked Questions
- completing 10 case studies (5 x group and 5 x 121 sessions),
- 1 x audio/video recording of delivering a meditation to children,
- a teaching meditation business essay – to give you the confidence to set up a professional practice
- **police/PVG check
- completion of a written test
**PVG/criminal record checks; we require a copy of a basic disclosure/police check (or equivalent in your country) to confirm that you have a clear history with no criminal charges at the time your disclosure/police certificate was issued (certificate date must be valid within 18 months of the Connected Kids training).
This insurance to teach as a Connected Kids Tutors along with your Professional Connected Kids Tutor certificate, will enable you to work privately with families as a Meditation Tutor and satisfy the requirements of organisations and the education sector who are seeking professional services from a Children’s Meditation Teacher.
You have lifetime access to the online modules.
When you start the modules you have 12 months to book in for our 3 live online classes for certification.
On the final, live class you will have 12 months to complete practical assessment work; designed to build your confidence and mentor you through your teaching practice. Extensions are available.
There is no pre-requisite to the course. Ideally you would have some personal experience of meditation, however to support our trainee meditation teachers, we automatically include the foundation course modules as an extra bonus and to support your meditation skills.
When you use your code, the bonus foundation modules will appear on your login. Within 48 hours we will activate the professional modules. At this point, you can book in for our live, online classes. (included in the course cost).
The classes are designed to help you through the course modules and to lead to certification. As long as you book in for a class within 12 months of starting the modules. And if time runs out you can extend it by 12 months for a fee of £88.
We alternate our classes so accomodate this. So we'll offer them on different days of the week and timings. You can view our current schedule aquí.
However we regularly add new dates when classes become full.
Once you finish the modules, online classes and have handed in your assessment.
We have submitted our syllabus, training outline, course materials and assessment process to IMMA and IICT in order that they could review and agree to accredit our course. This allows our members to secure teaching meditation practice insurance (and membership of these organisations) - we are recognised as approved training providers.