5 Ways Mindfulness Creates Resilience in Children

  At the moment the world is quite a turbulent place.  If we think our children are too innocent or immune to the stories coming out in the media each day – think again. Every time we listen to the news on the radio, watch it on TV or surf social media and the internet […]

Helping kids manage behaviour with meditation and yoga

Yoga and Mindful Activities for Anger in Kids We are delighted to share some words of wisdom written by one of our Connected Kids Tutors, Yvonne Payne. Yvonne has been working with children using mindful activities and yoga to help them focus and manage strong emotions such as anger. Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different […]

Teaching Meditation to Teens or Kids is a Journey of Trust

So last week I was on holiday.  This was no ordinary holiday – this was a skiing holiday. First of all wasn’t sure why I was there.  I had never had a desire to ski and skiing holidays are quite expensive. But life is short and I thought ‘why not’?  Little did I know how […]

Children, stress and mindful meditation

We usually focus on the adults when we talk about stress but research shows that children also experience stress from both external and internal factors. Pressures of technology, computer gaming, exam results, hormonal changes and changes in family settings can initiate the flight or fight response which we refer to as ‘acute stress’. The difference […]

Using mindfulness to manage toddler tantrums

Toddlers tantrums are difficult to manage as they can often go from 0 to 100 in the space of a few seconds.   This roller coaster of emotion can be difficult to manage at the best of times, never mind if you are a stressed out parent or educator. The idea that toddlers will sit […]

Bring a bit of peace and love into life

Enjoy our video blog and articles – full of tips and ideas (from expert, Lorraine Murray), on how to teach kids/teens meditation. Our most recent blog…how meditation can us cope with negativity and bring peace and love into our lives [youtube http://youtu.be/C1_8RNRZiYY] Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected […]

Helping kids with disruptive behaviour learn meditation

Some quick tips when working with children who have disruptive behaviour. [youtube http://youtu.be/0OAYt7y4NrA] Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>> Our 2nd Book – helping kids with special needs, autism and adhd >>> Tweet

Getting Started – teach kids/teens meditation

My next video blog gives you some top tips on getting started! They are all based on my experience of teaching children and teens meditation. [youtube http://youtu.be/Q9RKoJuWQr4] Enjoy! Lorraine x Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course) Calm Kids book >>> Connected kids courses worldwide >>> Our 2nd Book – helping kids with special […]

Mindfulness to help with change

I’m reflecting on an interesting time I had teaching our level 1 course in London last weekend. I’ve taught there a few times before and it’s a lovely centre in north west London that helps kids with special need. I was teaching our Connected Kids level 1 course based on my book ‘Calm Kids – […]

Happy parents = Happy Kids? Attachment Parenting

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Happy Parenting summit (online) that started this week. It’s 25 experts from around the world giving advice  about a more happy parenting experience and the affect on their kids.  (My piece on teaching meditation to kids is on Friday 9th August 2013 but it’s recorded so […]

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