In a previous post, I mentioned my retreat experience with the wonderful Thich Nhat Hahn. One of the mindfulness practices that struck a chord with me was ‘inviting the bell to sing’. This is my interpretation of what this means and how you can teach children to practise using this to help aid their meditation. […]
facebook reaches 10,000 likes!
I started up our facebook page ‘Teach Children Meditation Campaign’ to bring this subject to people’s attention and gather support. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that in just over a year we would have over 10,000 people liking our page. I am totally humbled by this wealth of support – thank you […]
Meditation for Toddlers
I know that meditation for toddlers can be tricky in that they have such a small attention span. I was meditating (always a good start) and got this idea for a toddlers meditation (though it could be adapted for older or children with special needs). The ‘Boo’ and “Shhhh” Meditation Game It’s always a good […]
How many autistic traits do you have?
I have always been interested in autism – fascinated really on their perspective and experience of the world and how it may differ to mine. However as I research a little deeper into this subject I find that there is a myriad of answers to the question – how do you know if a child […]
Mindfulness, Children and Thich Nhat Hanh
A few weeks ago I was very fortunate to attend an educators’ retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh – a Zen Master who has been promoting the benefits of mindfulness meditation to people for that last 50 to 60 years. Thay and his team are now planting these seeds with educators (teachers, therapists and anyone working […]
Meditation and Aspergers – research
A few months ago, one of my clients whose son has Aspergers and was having a difficult time. I sat down to meditate and came up with a meditation using shapes which I felt would be helpful to bring his energy into balance. As part of an experiment, I’ve decided to share this as a […]
How meditation and mindfulness can help with autism…
Some of you may already know that I am passionate about teaching children meditation, however I am a particular fan of teaching children with autism some mindfulness meditation to help them (and us) cope. In my book and the courses I teach, Calm Kids, I talk about how meditation can help children who are autistic. […]
How do you connect to children? Internet or meditation?
I received some info this week about a piece of research where 1000 children had been surveyed – it said that “49% of British under-12s say they would be sad without internet access and 1 in 5 would be lonely.” Here were the other results which made me raise an eyebrow! • 70% of teenagers […]
Thank you for joining us…
Thank you for visiting the website – we have just launched it today! The reason for having this blog and website is to share and learn information that links to teaching children meditation and mindfulness. The hope is that this website becomes a hub of ideas, tips and resources that you (the adult) will look […]