Teach meditation to young people of all ages

including SEN, Autism, Trauma and ADHD

20 years ago, Connected Kids pioneered the idea of teaching meditation to kids.

Since then the training programme has grown internationally teaching thousands of people who have become successful meditation teachers helping young people to reduce stress and anxiety and feel calmer, more confident and happier.

From Australia to the Columbia, Canada to Taiwan …we have trained meditation teachers who are helping children of all ages and abilities with mindful skills.

Our mission is to give people (like you) the skills, understanding, experience and confidence to help young people build their emotional intelligence, resilience skills and develop an inner reservoir of kindness and compassion.

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.

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A mindful, child-centered approach

We specialise in working from an intuitive, child-centered approach.   Our training is practical 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 success as a meditation teacher.

That’s why we continue to support you beyond the training with tutorials, skills to promote your work and masterclasses – as well as exclusive access to 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!
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.

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.

8 self-directed study modules (approx 18 hours study)
Lifetime access to modules and online support
3 live, online classes with programme founder
Course accredited by IMMA and IICT
Professional Connected Kids Tutor Certificate – 45 CPD/25 CE credit
Free bonus of foundation course (5 modules – value £199)
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…

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 and IICT
sharing ideas and good practice with our online tribe


Frequently Asked Questions

We know that finishing an online course can be challenging!  So we ensure you have email access (answered within 24 to 48 hours) to trainers and access to our online community of fellow students who have taken the course and share tips, ideas and give support. You can also book in for a 121 with the founder of the programme if you feel you need some extra help.

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 enroll, we'll send you the details to set up your course access.  When you use your access code, the Professional modules will appear on your login.  Within 48 hours we will activate the foundation modules bonus.  At this point, you can book in for our live, online classes which are automatically 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.

  • 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.

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 here.

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.