Develop the professional skills to help children thrive

Meditation has come a long way since we created the Connected Kids programme.  When we started out (nearly 20 years ago) meditation wasn’t offered to young people.

That didn’t make sense to us…something had to change. 

Connected Kids has helped shape a new landscape with our international training programme. 

We are a key contributor to pioneering mindful skills for young people that help them access some peace of mind and peace of heart.

There are Connected Kids Tutors working worldwide, professionally trained to offer children meditation and mindfulness skills.

Our professional meditation teachers develop unique skills – they learn to help teach toddlers to teens and children with SEN or trauma how to meditate so that they can experience healing and balance.

“It has been a wonderful journey and I have learned so much along the way. It has really enhanced my play therapy tool kit and totally opened up my own journey.”

We specialise in working from a heart-centered space.  Combining the researched, benefits of meditation with a practical, realistic approach that connects to the essence of that young person’s energy.

We blend the heart and the head so we meet children where they need us to be – and teach them meditation skills that connect to their interests, their needs and their abilities.

If you are here, then the magical, unique energy of this course brought you to Connected Kids and said ‘it’s time to make a change’. accredited_training_meditation - iict

It’s a special programme for special people.  It’s more than just a course.  It’s a personal development journey for all our teachers who have become meditation teachers for young people.

We hope you can join us and become a pioneer of peace.

Working with the tools has brought about a beautiful shift in how I work with children. Previously, I worked as a psychologist, working on an intellectual level with evidence-based strategies, attempting to ‘fix’ problems.

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.

Being more aware of my own energy and my own intentions, I work intuitively, guided by my heart, to create a space for kids to find solutions for themselves. This has been so transformative to me and the kids I have worked with.”

Professional Course Syllabus

developing mindfulness and meditation to support age and stage
how to teach children meditation who have SEN –  ADHD, Autism 
a ‘meditation toolkit’ that can structure bespoke sessions
using mandalas to guide and develop emotional energy
grounding with mudras and movement
exploring labyrinths to help children self regulate their energy
working with nature, stones/crystals
using the senses, colour and day-to-day mindfulness
how to intuitively guide meditations to match their energy
tips for teaching kids/teens who don’t want to learn meditation
exploring the energy body structure and how it helps teach meditation
which mindful activities are safe to use with different needs
how to support the families of children with SEN
how to help young people process trauma through meditation
how to set up a professional meditation teaching programme
worldwide certification to gain insurance to teach meditation professionally
tips on how to run meditation sessions online (via zoom/whatsapp) for kids or teens
access to masterclasses to advance your skills
insurable through Balens UK or IICT
accredited by IMMA
sharing ideas and good practice with our online tribe

How would you like to learn?

We offer you a choice of learning styles – self directed study (and online live classes) or face to face training (UK, Ireland, Spain)

Either way, you will develop the teaching skills to deepen your practice, and your work in creating a heart-centered approach to teaching young people meditation.

The self directed study gives you access to 13 modules of information that is interactive with recordings and videos (approx 26 hours of study) along with 3 x 2 hour live online teaching sessions with a Connected Kids Trainer (using Zoom).

Or you can learn face to face over 3 days (once lockdowns are lifted) with a professional Connected Kids Trainer.

Please note – our professional course automatically includes our foundation training (whether you are experienced in meditation or otherwise).

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.”

Connected Kids is an extraordinary course…

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 and teach in…

school/educational organisations,
local authority mental health services
local youth groups,
private youth-related organisations
private groups – organised in your community
private, 121 sessions
and/or as part of your current profession working with young people
to include children in your current meditation teaching practice
to enhance other skills (forest schools, animal therapy with kids)

Ready to join our amazing programme?

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Professional Assessment for Certification

After attending the Connected Kids Professional training course, you have 12 months to complete practical assessment work; designed to build your confidence and mentor you through your teaching practice. This includes

  • 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.

Accredited by IMMA

Meet some of our Connected Kids Tutors