I was teaching our course last weekend in London and I was asked by one of the students if the course would suit him as he works with 16 to 18 year olds. His school had looked at our website and thought it was only for younger children.
It made me aware of 2 things. First that I had to redress this with this post – what we teach can definitely be adapted to suit teens. Secondly, sometimes us adults tend to focus on meditation for younger children rather than recognising the teens in our lives.
Maybe we feel we can’t communicate with them in the same way or that they’ll mock us for trying to teach this. I recall my own mum teaching me meditation at the age of 18 and I did resist it at first. But she gently persevered and planted the seed that later brought me to a much more peaceful place in times of great stress. However the way my mum taught me didn’t really address my needs as a teenager and had it been presented in a cooler way then maybe I would have been warmer to the idea.
So here are some tips.