The Dalai Lama believes that if every child is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation. Many schools and learning institutions are teaching their kids how to meditate in order to improve concentration, improve behaviour and social skills and help with a range of higher order activities like decision making and problem solving.
With this in mind, I have created a fun workshop for kids to try meditation in a relaxed environment. Parents are invited to come along too and learn the guidance techniques, allowing you to take meditation home and into the lives of your family.
Kids meditation is suitable for primary school aged children, with their parents or guardians. Although a bit of fun for younger kiddliwinks, the techniques are aimed at children who can sit still, pay attention, follow a story and are well used to a classroom environment.
The great thing about meditation (for all ages) is that absolutely no experience is required – but if you have always wanted to try introducing meditation to your kids, here’s how.
Meditation for Teenagers
Meditation for slightly older kids has a different focus. Great for calming and quieting the mind, regular meditation can help you improve focus and resilience enhancing your ability to bounce back during tough stuff. Meditation is also really fun – you don’t need any equipment or special gear and you can do it wherever you are – so it’s a great skill to take with you through your life!
This workshop has been especially created for teenagers aged 13 to 17 as a safe & relaxing space to come and experience the feeling of grounded calm that comes with meditation. We look at (and try out!) a number of different types of meditation activities so you can experience the benefits for yourself and find the style of meditation and techniques that best suits you.