Level 1 course – Learn to teach children and teens meditation

Help kids and teens practice mindfulness

Classes in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin

This inspiring and interactive 1-day workshop is part of our award-winning Connected Kids™Worldwide Programme.  It will help you teach youchildren practising mindfulnessr children (toddlers to teens) to practise mindfulness and meditation to help them…
  • relax (great for sleep issues),
  • feel calm and centred,
  • cope with change and transitions.

The Connected Kids programme was founded by Lorraine E Murray, an expert with over 15 years teaching meditation experience and author of 2 books ‘Calm Kids’ and ‘Connected Kids’.

Lorraine has worked with all age groups and has extensive experience of working with children and young people  of all abilities; including young people on the autistic spectrum, or who have ADHD or other special needs.

“Thank you so so so much for today, I really mean it when I say that the course was fantastic. I felt I got so much from it and have taken everything on board and cant wait to share my learning with the children and my colleagues! I will definitely recommend it!”

What are the benefits of meditation for kids and teens?

benefits of mindfulness for kids

handwriting improves after meditation.

A growing body of research now confirms that teaching kids and teens meditation helps them to:

  • develop resilience,
  • enhance emotional intelligence
  • build self esteem
  • improve their ability to self regulate behaviour
  • develop problem solving skills
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • improves sleep issues

It can help young people strengthen their attention span, focus and concentration to support their academic performance.

“Thanks for inspirational day yesterday! I did a meditation yesterday evening with my grandchildren. Wow they loved it.”

Is this the right teaching meditation course for you?boy meditating

Yes! It’s perfect for:

  • parents,
  • carers,
  • educators,
  • health workers,
  • social workers,
  • counsellors,
  • teachers,
  • therapists,
  • yoga instructors,
  • or anyone working with children.

The course help you introduce regular meditation practice into your child’s day or as part of your professional work with kids.

You will learn how to develop bespoke meditations that suit you child’s needs. 

What you will learn…

This course will empower you with the confidence and skills to:-

  • understand how stress affects the mind, body and emotions
  • know how meditation can be a powerful antidote to stress and anxiety for alhow to teach kids mindfulness booking coursel ages.
  • create meditation scripts for any age/ability of child/teen
  • confidently deliver meditations to children
  • understand the difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • tune in to your child’s needs so you can deliver the most healing meditations for children/teens
  • set up a meditation space suitable for children (from toddlers + to teens)
  • understand how to adapt meditation for kids of different ages
One of the most beneficial and worthwhile courses I’ve been on in a while. I will definitely recommend this course to others. This course has given me the confidence I needed. Thank you”

How much does it cost?

The  Connected Kids Level 1 course is £175 plus VAT and includes:

  • 1 full day of training (9.30am to 5pm)small girl looking at apple - calm kids
  • online resources to support personal practise
  • A copy of the Lorraine’s book ‘Calm Kids – Help Children Relax with mindful activities’
  • A certificate of attendance
  • follow up support by email and online
  • an invitation to the Connected Kids™group on social media to share tips, questions and ideas.

Payment confirms your place.  Please note space is limited on each course so early booking is advised. Terms and conditions.

Course dates 2018

Timing –  9.30am to 5pm (1 day training course)

Edinburgh – Connected Kids™ Founder Lorrainehow to teach kids mindfulness booking course Murray

  • Sunday 15th April 2018 – 3 places left
  • Friday 1st June 2018
  • Sunday 2nd Sept 2018
  • Sunday 28th Oct 2018

London – Connected Kids™ Founder Lorraine Murray

  • Friday 21st Sept 2018
  • Friday 16th Nov 2018

Belfast – Connected Kids™ Trainer  Ruth Pringle

  • Friday 20th April 2018
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018
  • Saturday 6th October 2018

Dublin – Connected Kids™ Trainer  Ruth Pringle

  • Saturday 7th April 2018
  • Friday 8th June 2018
  • Friday 7th  September 2018

Can’t attend a class?

The level 1 beginners course is also available online. 

How is this teaching meditation certificate recognised?

After the level 1 Connected Kids ™ course you will receive a certificate of attendance. It is the *first step of our programme towards professional certification. accredited cpd meditation course

If you are already working with children, you can use the certificate of attendance to count towards your CPD (continuous professional development). You may wish to confirm with your insurer/employer/professional body that they will accept this as CPD.

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for today. It was more than I could have imagined…”

Where do we teach?

We choose our venues to provide a central and enjoyable space to learn.

  • EdinburghMulberry House is the city centre venue in Edinburgh. On-street parking and easily accessible by public transport (5 mins from Haymarket train station).
  • LondonViolet Hill Studios in London (NW8 9EB) – easily accessible by public transport.
  • Northern Ireland -Helen’s Bay County Down, 20 mins from Belfast. Free parking
  • Dublin, IrelandRiver Holistic Centre, Raheny, D5 – 12 minutes from Connolly train station (dublin) on Dart.  Street parking also available.

Full details and directions are sent by email 4 weeks before the course date.

*If you have lots of experience you may think you don’t need to take level 1.  Ourcost of teaching kids mindfulness and meditation course accreditation requires that all students attend level 1 (in class/online) before they can attend level 2.

Connected Kids student Angela shares her experience…

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