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Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and sleep issues

(Guest blog written by one of our Connected Kids Level 1 Students from Denmark…)

Many children with ADHD have difficulty falling asleep at night, and parents of children with ADHD often see that their children rarely seem to be rested when it is time to go to school.

When children go to school or kindergarten feeling tired, it means that their internal battery is not fully charged. They get into conflict more easily, find it harder to stay focused, and their emotions are unstable because of a poor night’s sleep.

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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 boy_angry_meditation_behaviour_class_mindfulnessfocus and manage strong emotions such as anger.

Yvonne had been telling us about 2 different sessions that were creative and inspirational so we asked her to share this direct experience with you.  We  hope you find it useful.

“I’ve been working with two boys – each on a 121 basis.  The journey so far has helped me change my approach to yoga and meditation – helping me to teach in an intuitive way.

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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 want to (until we become aware of this – aka having a meditation practice makes you aware of this!)

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Useful ideas to help kids with ADHD

 

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition veryangrychild close to my heart as I see kids who benefit from learning easy, simple mindful activities that help them out of their stressed state.

They enter that state very easily as they basically live there.  It’s not an easy existence and while I don’t think meditation is the/only answer, I do feel we need to give kids/young adults experiencing this, all the help they can.

Plus we need to be informed and make informed decisions.

A very kind person, Patricia Sarmiento, at public health corps, sent me some really useful information which I hope you can share.

Creating a comfortable, home environment for kids with ADHD >>>

Talking to your kids teachers about ADHD >>>

Helpful activities for ADHD >>>

Plus my own blog piece I did a few months ago …

Teaching kids with ADHD how to feel calm with meditation >>>

With 6.4 million children in the USA and 132,000 children in the UK having been diagnosed with ADHD… something has got to change.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Teaching mindful meditation to kids with ADHD

For a long time I’ve been banging on about children with ADHDadhd - angry boy and meditation (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) moving and fidgeting because they are ungrounded and the movement is their way of trying to rebalance – not intentionally be disruptive.

A recent study now shows that kids with ADHD  must move to learn.  At last we are all waking up to this – hurrah!

Many of us have felt this for a long time yet society has tried to control it with drugs or labelling them as disruptive.   This research shows us that there is another way. Collectively we must wake up to this and see what these kids are teaching us!

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Helping Kids Eat Mindfully

Some quick tips on how to help children eat mindfully – bringing meditation into to day to day activities.

Learn how to teach kids meditation (online course)

Calm Kids book >>>

Connected kids courses worldwide >>>

Calm Kids 2 – Research Case Studies – Children with Special Needs – Autism – ADD – ADHD

I am planning a 2nd book which will focus on teaching meditation to children
with special needs and or who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD or Autism.

If you would like to take part in the research (there are a limited number of places) Please complete the form below. The information from the case studies will be published (anonymously) in my book.

Application deadline is 28th February 2013.

Initial Application for Case Study Research - Calm Kids

Contact Details

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Your Email (required)

Location (City/Town and Country) (required)

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Child's Information

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Gender (required)
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Health- tell us more about your child's diagnosis/health and how long they have been diagnosed. Please include a brief outline of any major symptoms that you hope meditation will help with. (required)

Is your child willing to take part? It is helpful if children are interested and willing to take part in the meditation techniques. (required)

yesnonot sure

Information About You

Why do you want to take part in the research - eg your motivation? (required)

What is your intention for taking part eg; what you would like to achieve? (required)

Please indicate if you have any experience of the following?

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If 'Other' please explain -

Commitment

The research will require you to practise methods/techniques with your child on a regular basis (daily and weekly). The meditation and mindfulness techiques will range from 1 to 15 minutes. You will also be required to speak with Lorraine by email/skype (or facebook messaging) to monitor and support your practise. You will also be asked to write up and email a brief report (couple of paragraphs/complete a questionnaire) on a fortnightly basis.

Can you commit to this? (required)

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Do you have support from others?

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Will they be willing to take part in the meditation techniques too?

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About You

Do you practise meditation/mindfulness/relaxation methods? (required)

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If yes, please explain what and how regularly you practise.

If no, please explain what steps you take to help reduce stress (if any).
The research will also require you to practise some of the methods for your own health and wellbeing. This will be a daily and weekly basis. The meditaton and mindfulness techniques will range from 1 to 15 minutes.

Terms and Conditions

There is no payment for this research and the advice and information given as part of the research will be free of charge. This advice and research does not replace any medication or medical help you/your child currently receives. You are responsible for consulting your medical practitioner/health care provider prior to taking part in this research.

If selected, the information will be published in Lorraine Murray's second book. You and your children can be acknowledged or your details can be anonymous.

Please acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms. (required)

yes I understand these terms

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. We will make a final decision by the end of February 2013 and will contact you by email to confirm if you have been selected.

facebook reaches 10,000 likes!

I started up our facebook page ‘Teach Children Meditation Campaign’ to bring this subject to people’s attention and gather support. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that in just over a year we would have over 10,000 people liking our page. I am totally humbled by this wealth of support – thank you to each and every person who (like me) feels strongly about this subject.

I wasn’t sure what to do to celebrate the occassion, so I decided to do a special, special offer on my book ‘Calm Kids’ and the CDs for children/teenagers I have produced. So here it is. I’ll run it till the end of the month and hope you enjoy the words I share both in print form and spoken on the CD – as always they come from my heart.

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Namaste
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