This certified online training combines connecting live with your course tutors and peers, with the convenience of self-paced learning.

The course starts on February 23rd 2022.
Early Bird Price Available until January 19th.


Share your passion for mindfulness with children
Do you want to share your passion for mindfulness with children?


Mindfulness is a life changing skill and at Calm for Kids we can help you deepen and develop your own practice and give you research based skills to share mindfulness with children in a practical, fun and engaging way.

Many of us wish we had learned mindfulness as children. The techniques and strategies you learn to teach on this course will help children manage their emotions and develop focus and concentration. We show you how to share this life changing gift with young people.

Teachers and parents report a much higher incidence of mental healthy issues, such as stress and anxiety in children. Now is the time to give them mindfulness tools and techniques, so that they not only thrive but flourish.

This course gives you all you need to get started.


The course draws on mindfulness and meditation techniques from several traditions and is presented in a practical and secular way.


You will learn ways to introduce various research based mindfulness skills to children. These will include breath awareness exercises, mindful movement, sensory exercises including visualisation and positive psychology skills.

We will explore techniques that calm the nervous system, ways to communicate with each other mindfully and the importance of training our attention to help improve focus and concentration.



Whilst we take a playful approach to teaching mindfulness, we don't in any way undermine the power of its simplicity.


This training is for you if you are:


Passionate about mindfulness and want to share its life changing benefits with children.


A professional working with children such as a teacher, TA, therapist, psychologist or in another capacity.


A children's yoga teacher who would like to expand their skillset.


A parent who would like to integrate mindfulness into their family life.








"The content was thorough and detailed."


I really enjoyed participating in the online mindfulness for children course. Christiane is full of knowledge regarding mindfulness and how to apply it effectively to children. The resources are fantastic and the content was very thorough and detailed. I now feel fully equipped to share the 6 week mindfulness programmme with children in schools and can't wait to get started! Thank you.


Zoe Smith, Yoga Teacher & Parent.




Don't know where to start?


Don't worry we have you covered.


In each module we will look at all the aspects of mindfulness that you need to know, whether you are pitching to a school or explaining to children what mindfulness is.


We will look at ways to engage children using a variety of tools such as play, games, partner and group work. Mindfulness should be fun for children.


We will help you sow the seeds for a lifelong practice in your students.




"Christiane is warm, inspiring and highly knowledgeable."


I really enjoyed the Teaching Mindfulness to Children course. It is a great, easy to use curriculum, filled with practical tools and techniques to share mindfulness practices with children. Christiane is warm, inspiring and highly knowledgeable and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to teach mindfulness and meditation to children in a safe fun and engaging way.

Alicia Ferraro, Happy at Heart Yoga


FAQs


Q. Is this course for me?
If you have an established mindfulness or meditation practice and want to share mindfulness with children in a professional or personal setting, then yes, this course will enable you do do that.


Q. Is the course certified?
Yes, on successful completion of the course you will receive a Calm For Kids certificate. Mindfulness is not currently regulated in the UK, but Christiane Kerr, the lead tutor and founder of Calm for Kids is an experienced mindfulness teacher for adults and children. She trained as an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher with Bangor Univerisity's Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice and follows the good practice guidelines set out by the mindfulness network.


Q. What if I can't make one of the live sessions?
The two live sessions on weeks 4 and week 8 of the course are recorded and everyone receives a link. We highly recommend that you attend the live sessions as there will be the opportunity for teaching practice. The Thursday morning meditation sessions are not recorded though there will be a summary of these posted on the private course group.


Q. How much time do I need to complete the course?
If possible, we encourage students to complete one section of the course per week. This is between one and two hours per week. Additional material is posted to the course group and these include articles, videos and meditation practices. You can always bookmark these to watch later.



"Mindfulness has had a hugely positive impact on my own life and the lives of my children."


Hi, I’m Christiane and I've been teaching mindfulness for 22 years. I started introducing mindfulness to children when I was a Montessori teacher in 1998 and since then I've had great fun developing innovative and creative ways to introduce mindfulness to as many children and teens as possible.

As a long time yoga instructor, I qualified as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher in 2014 and as well as teaching to kids and teens I've also taught general and parenting courses at the Mindfulness Project in Central London. My courses are informed by the huge evidence base of research showing the benefits of mindfulness and I believe the earlier we introduce these skills to children the more opportunities they will have to thrive and flourish.


Course Information


Whilst the course can be completed at your own pace, we will be offering support and mentoring during the 8 weeks and where possible, we recommend completing each section the week after release. This gives you the opportunity to connect with others via the online course community where you can discuss weekly topics and share ideas and practices.

The first module will be released on Wednesday February 23rd, 2022 and each subsequent module will be released weekly for those who have completed the previous week's material. Each section will take around two to three hours to complete.

The livestream sessions via Zoom will be on March 16th and April 13th from 7.00 - 8.00 pm. (UK time). These sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend live.


Course Curriculum

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  1. Defining Mindfulness
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  2. The 3Bs of Mindfulness - The Breath as an anchor
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  3. The 3Bs of Mindfulness - The Body
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  5. The 3 Bs of Mindfulness - Understanding how our brain affects our behaviour
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  6. Mindfulness And Our Senses - Bringing us to the present moment.
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  7. Mindful Self Compassion
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"Your course was excellent."


Your course was excellent and I enjoyed everything about it. I really appreciate the time you must have taken to produce such super course materials, they were so clearly presented and full of informative detail. It was inspirational - there has been so much to use in the classroom. Thank you for your guidance and sharing your incredible knowledge. 


Kerry Malcolm, Head Teacher, St Lawrence School.

Choose a Pricing Option

3 payments of £140/month

Early Bird Payment Plan

Available until January 19th.

Sign up by by 11 pm on Wednesday 19th of January for this early bird payment plan.


Three payments of £ 140 will be automatically taken from your account monthly. This will be on the same day of the month that you made your first payment.

£399

Early Bird Single Payment

Available until January 19th.

Our early bird single payment option is available until January 19th at 11.00 pm.