Develop mindful professional skills – 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…so something had to change. 

Since then, Connected Kids has helped shape a new landscape for teaching young people meditation with our international training programme.  We have taught thousands of people (parents, carers and professionals) how to help young people with mindful skills.  

Our Connected Kids Tutors work worldwide; professionally trained to offer children of all ages and abilities, mindful skills to help build emotional intelligence, resillience and kindness.

“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 an intuitive, child-centered space.   Our approach is practical, intuitive and tailored to meet the needs of all young people – including trauma, SEN, autism and ADHD.

We teach you how to ‘tune in’ – so you can teach young people meditation skills that connect to their interests, their needs and their abilities.

If you are here, then you have a curiousity and passion for helping young people thrive and be the best they can be.  Connected Kids can  help  you  with  this part of your journey.accredited_training_meditation - iict

Connected Kids is a special programme for special people.  It’s more than just a course.  It’s a highly skilled course that takes you on a personal development journey,  We hope you can join us and become a pioneer of peace.

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 with our wonderful ‘peace pioneers’ – the affectionate name we have for our online community of tutors like you!
  • develop advanced skills that take your reach to the micro or macro level – depending on your intention for changing the world!

You can check out the syllabus of our online professional course.

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.”

Become a professional meditation teacher – kids/teens

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 2 learning styles

  • online – self directed modules (and online, live classes) – 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 face to face training (UK, Ireland, Spain) over 3 days with a professional Connected Kids Trainer.

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 professional course costs £1111.  This gives you lifetime access to the training modules and covers all other costs of assessment and support.  It automatically includes the foundation course at no extra cost.  If you are outside the UK, check this out in your local currency here.

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 help young people thrive?

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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.

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