In 2003, Lorraine Murray decided it was time for society to teach children and young people meditation and mindfulness.
Mission – world peace
Her own personal life had been enriched by learning meditation as a teenager.
She started to research whether it was possible to teach kids meditation. Working in schools and privately with families, she discovered that children could meditate and it brought many benefits to young people:
- better sleep
- reduced anxiety
- improved self esteem
- ability to focus and study
- reduced their stress levels
Lorraine is a trained Complementary Therapist and trainer in many fields in addition to being a highly skilled meditation teacher.
Her practice of teaching children was produced into her first book published in 2012, ‘Calm Kids – help children relax with mindful activities’ (also translated into Chinese and Romanian) and has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.
The book helped found the worldwide, accredited teaching programme, ‘Connected Kids‘, empowering parents, educators and other professionals with the skills to teach children of all ages, meditation and mindfulness.
Her 2nd published book (2014), ‘Connected Kids: Help Kids With Special Needs (and Autism) Shine With Mindful, Heartfelt Activities’ has sold worldwide. – detailing the work she and others research to teach mindfulness skills to young people with additional support needs.
The first school where Lorraine taught meditation had a big impact on her and the school.
“At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional and spiritual, social and cognitive aspects of the child’s life. We teach children quietness as a skill to reflect and recharge their inner lives. Lorraine Murray helped us on this journey.“Sheila Laing, Head Teacher
Lorraine has travelled worldwide empowering adults with teaching meditation skills.
Her mission? Quite simply… world peace.
Please join us in leaving this wonderful legacy for future generations.
Registration: Connected Kids ltd, registration SC466406,, Companies House, Edinburgh, UK. Registered address; 44 St Ronan’s Terrace, Innerleithen, EH446RB