'At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional, 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 Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies. This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.
I'm Lorraine Murray - author of 2 books - 'Calm Kids - help children relax with mindful activities' and 'Connected Kids - help kids shine with mindful activities'.
The first book is perfect for beginners and shows you how to create your own meditation scripts. The 2nd is about teaching children with special needs, autism or ADHD and was released in July 2014.
I started up my own company Feel Good Therapies ltd as a professional therapist and Reiki Teacher. I've practised meditation personally since 1998 and am passionate about teaching this great skill - adults and children.
I spent a few years working in schools teaching children from a wide range of backgrounds and ages - from age 7 right up to teenagers. I have learned how children can practise meditation easily and the amazing benefits it brings.
I love yoga, spending time with my dog, hubbie and our 2 pussycats.
I founded the Connected Kids programme which shows adults how to teach kids/teens meditation (online and in person courses).
I love teaching because every time I teach, I learn something new. My students are wonderful and I feel truly grateful to them and all who have bought these books.