This course gives professionals and parents the necessary skills to confidently teach mindfulness to children ages 4 - 11.
Support and nurture the next generation by giving them tools to support their own wellbeing.

This six week certified online training is self-paced allowing you to finish the material in your own time.

Our next course starts on May 15th, 2024

You can pay with a single payment and save, or choose our 3 x monthly payment plan.

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

Mindfulness is a life changing skill and this course will help you deepen and develop your own practice as well as giving 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 these in a simple and effective way.

In recent years teachers and parents are reporting a much higher incidence of mental health issues. Mindfulness skills can help children better understand and manage some of these, such as stress and anxiety.

You know that Mindfulness would reduce the stress in your professional and or family life but with the demands on your time, you find it challenging to keep up a regular practice.

  • You understand the benefits of mindfulness but you are not sure how to adapt and share these effectively with children.

  • You have tried some techniques with the kids in your life, but often they don't engage or seem to get it.

  • You have found some things that work, but you need to mix it up and keep it interesting.

That's how I felt as a teacher and parent when I started. I knew this could make a difference to my students and my own children's lives but I didn't know how to maintain consistency and engagement.

"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?

No problem, 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

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 yoga teacher who would like to expand their skillset, work with children and teach more daytime classes.

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

This course is closed for enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. We also offer a Mindfulness Foundation Course which qualifies you to take this course.

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 University's Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice and follows the good practice guidelines set out by the mindfulness network.

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 plus additional time for your own practice. You will receive weekly emails from the course tutor with additional learning links. These include articles, videos and meditation practices. You can always bookmark these to watch later. You have access to the course material for 9 months so you do have the option to go at your own pace. Everyone will work at a different pace, but we recommend allowing a total of 20 hours to complete the course, including home practice.

Q. Can I pay in Instalments?
Yes you can. We have two payment options. A single payment of £350 or 3 x monthly payments of £ 125

Q. What resources come with the course? 
As well as a comprehensive course workbook, the course includes a six week course with lesson plans that is ready to introduce in schools. This includes workbooks that you can duplicate and use in your classes with kids. You also receive 10 audio tracks to use in your classes. You can also have up to 2 x 30 minute mentoring sessions with Christiane Kerr, the course tutor. We offer ongoing support during and after the course with teaching and your personal practice.

"The course manual is packed full of fun and engaging mindfulness exercises and my class loved the workbooks accompanying the six week course for school. Thank you!"
Jackie, school teacher, Teaching mindfulness to Children Course September 2023.

"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 25 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 over 30 general and parenting courses at the Mindfulness Project in Central London, now mostly online.

My training 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 email support and mentoring for 6 weeks from the start date. Where possible, we recommend completing each section the week after release. The course tutor sends out a weekly email covering any questions and additional resources relevant to that week's topic. Each student can have up to two x 30 minute live mentoring sessions with the tutor via WhatsApp, Voxer or Zoom. This can be on a topic of their choosing such as adapting mindfulness to a particular setting or deepening and sustaining your own practice.

The first module will be released on May 15th, 2024 and each subsequent module will then be be released weekly for those who have completed the previous week's material. Each section will take around two to three hours to complete.

This course is closed for enrollment.

Course Curriculum

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  MODULE 3 - THE 3Bs of MINDFULNESS - The Body
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  MODULE 4 - The 3 Bs of Mindfulness - Understanding how our brain affects our behaviour
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  MOFULR 5 - MINDFULNESS AND OUR SENSES - Bringing us into the present moment.
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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.