Child Genius – academically bright but emotionally inept?

Emotional vs Academic Intelligence The other week we caught the end of the TV show ‘Child Genius’ – where children with (usually) a high score on Mensa take part in a quiz to become the Child Genius for that year. These kids demonstrate an amazing array of skills – from their ability to remember facts […]

Mandala meditations for kids

I love mandalas. They are one of the most effective ways to teach children mindfulness skills while they meditate. The idea behind mandalas in Buddhist practices is to create the mandala out of coloured sand while paying attention to thoughts, body, breath and emotions.  Then when complete,  the mandalas are released to symbolise impermanence and non-attachment. However […]

Tips to avoid Christmas Chaos – mindfulness for you and the kids

Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected Kids book (special needs) >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>>   Please note we are now closed for the festive season till 5th January 2016, however you can still purchase CDs/books (we’ll post them out on our return) or book courses online […]

Good intentions about teaching meditation to your kids

I had good intentions… I wanted to write an post about perception and how we what we see and perceive is what we experience.  It’s how our brain works and how it helps us interpret life. If our brain is wired differently then it can be challenging to respond to life in the way we […]

Changing Education with Mindfulness and Meditation

I had an extraordinary trip to the States recently. It seemed to tie in with how I feel (strongly) about teaching kids and young people meditation. I am a passionate advocate for meditation becoming a natural part of the school day. It should be introduced into the school curriculum in the same way that we include […]

what is a connected kid? teaching meditation and mindfulness

There’s a whole story behind the name ‘connected kids’. Originally we had called our programme after the first book ‘Calm Kids – help children relax with mindful activities‘.    However the name didn’t sit comfortably with me.  I felt a bit ‘icky’ with the idea of adults trying to ‘calm kids’ down.   Meditation isn’t about […]

Colour Meditation for Kids and Teens – helpful tips

I was recently asked about using the colour meditation script in my Calm Kids book and the significance of the colour that children choose. This video blog should help you understand and give you some useful tips for teaching kids using a colour meditation. https://youtube.com/watch?v=RQp15BA5j20%3Frel%3D0 My 2nd book Connected Kids – help kids with special needs […]

Top tips for teaching children meditation

This was an online interview I gave recently which has lots of useful tips you may wish to try? Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected Kids book (special needs) >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>>  

Introductory Talk on how to teach kids meditation – Scotland

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering a practical talk on how to teach kids and teens mindfulness and meditation on the following dates: Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Innerleithen, Scotland The talk starts at 7.30pm and last 90 minutes. The session will be with, Lorraine Murray, author of ‘Calm Kids’ and founder of the […]

Useful resources for teaching kids meditation

So as you can imagine, I live and breathe anything to do with teaching kids meditation, children’s mental health and (teen’s) wellbeing. As a result, I collect a lot of information on this. If you are on our Facebook page, Twitter or Calm Kids group on FB, then you’ll know that we have become a […]

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