Become a professional meditation teacher

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 meditation teachers for kids and teens – *Connected Kids Tutors.

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.

“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, 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.

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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.

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.”

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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)

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

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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
sharing ideas and good practice with our online tribe

Meet some of our *Connected Kids Tutors

 

 

 

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