Online training to become a Certified Professional Kids Meditation Teacher – Pro-Upgrade

 

This page is for online professional training only. You can sign up for the pro-upgrade or the full professional course (foundation + pro-upgrade) on this page by clicking on the PRO Training Book Here! tab below. 

The foundation course is suitable for those who wish to teach their own children, those of family and friends, or the kids with whom they work. It is also the first step in the full professional training. For more information on the foundation course, including dates, or if you wish to sign up for the foundation course only then please click here. 

 

 

Pro-upgrade Course dates Spring/Summer 2024

 

10% discount on online course fees until 22 March 2024

 

PRO-UPGRADE: Saturdays:  18 May, 15 June, 13 July 2024

Each session lasts 2 1/2 – 3 hours approx. and starts at 9.30am (UTC +1)

 

Course fees 

Pro-upgrade: £612 (reverts to £680 from 23 March 24)

Full professional (Foundation + Pro-Upgrade): £791 (reverts to £879 from 23 March 24)

Payment plan: see details below

 

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Is this course for me?

 

Yes, if you want to successfully teach children and teens meditation professionally:

  • in schools,

  • at local youth groups,

  • privately, to set up your own programme for kids,

  • working 1-2-1 with children or teens

  • as part of your current profession (school teachers, learning assistants, therapists, yoga teachers).

 

Yes, if you wish to join the growing community of successful and compassionate Kids Meditation Teachers. This certified, accredited training course includes:

  • an exciting toolkit of mindful activities that help you to successfully teach children (of all ages and abilities)

  • training to develop advanced skills for teaching mindful meditation that supports kids who have special educational needs

  • specialist tools to help you direct your skills and gain the confidence to teach in your community

  • worldwide certification to gain insurance to teach meditation professionally

  • support to develop your professional plan to teach kids mindfulness in your community

  • guidance in how to work intuitively and compassionately to support young people of all ages and abilities

 

 

Course Requirements

  • You have completed Connected Kids™ Foundation level in the last 12 months. For more information on the Foundation training, including dates, please click here.

  • You need a copy of Connected Kids by Lorraine E. Murray.

  • You need access to a printer as resources are sent via email

  • The 3 live online classroom sessions will be at specific times. You must commit to attend at these times.

 

Course Details

Using 3 live online Zoom sessions and self-study modules, this certified online professional kids’ meditation teacher course offers you the opportunity to study at a time to suit your schedule – using informative videos, mindful activity recordings and includes reading material offline. It includes expert tips and ideas for working with autism, ADHD and reducing anxiety using mindfulness. Access to a printer is needed as resources are sent via email. 

You’ll advance your skill set via our online training to learn how to teach mindful techniques that also work well with kids/teens who have special educational needs or challenging behaviour through trauma (SEN).

The online modules have been created by Founder of Connected Kids™, Lorraine E Murray (with over 30 years’ experience) and the direct, live online Zoom style training will be delivered by me, Tara Russo, Connected Kids™ trainer and founder of Wellbeing For Kids UK. You will have the benefit of two experts guiding your learning in how to develop a meditation toolkit that is perfect for teaching professionally – with children and teens of all abilities.

Connected Kids Online Professional Level Training is accredited by 3 international organisations – IMMA, IICT and BCMA. For more details on accreditation click here

 

You will:

 

  • Girl using a labyrinth as a mindful tool.

    learn expert tips and ideas for working with autism, ADHD and reducing anxiety through mindfulness.

  • learn a wide range of mindful techniques that also work well with kids/teens who have special educational needs or challenging behaviour through trauma (SEN).

  • learn how to develop a meditation toolkit that is perfect for teaching professionally – with children and teens of all abilities.

  • learn how to help children and teens reduce stress, anxiety and develop their self-regulation and emotional resilience skills using mindful activities.

  • gain practical experience through completion of  a comprehensive assessment coursework, including teaching practice (arranged by trainee), to attain the Connected Kids™ Tutor certificate.

  • receive access to additional online resources and an invitation to join the large private Facebook group whose members offer a wealth of support and expertise.

 

 

About The Trainer

 

Photo of Tara Russo, Connected Kids TrainerTara Russo is your Connected Kids™ trainer and founder of Wellbeing For Kids UK. Benefit from her expertise and broad range of experience to guide your learning:

  • kids’ meditation teacher since 2018;

  • classroom teacher of 30+ years, both secondary and primary;

  • parent to two young adult daughters, one of whom suffered panic attacks;

  • EFT practitioner;

  • business owner – awareness of GDPR issues, basic accounting, how to set up a business.

 

 

Professional Training syllabus

  • Discover how meditation and mindfulness can help children with ADHD or autism or other special needs.Kids in yoga poses

  • Explore a wide range of mindfulness and meditation techniques and apply these to accommodate different abilities/needs in children/teens.

  • Learn how to set up a meditation programme for teaching children professionally

  • Learn how to teach children meditation who have ADHD, on the Autistic spectrum or have additional support needs.

  • Learn how to support the families of those with children with special needs

  • Develop a ‘meditation toolkit’ that can structure bespoke sessions (mandalas, mudras, labyrinths, crystals/stones, colour, day-to-day objects)

  • Learn how to work more intuitively with a heartfelt practice

  • tips for teaching kids/teens who don’t want to learn meditation!

  • Understand the energy centres and the role they play when teaching meditation

  • Learn about which mindful activities are safe to use with different needs.

  • Understand how to help young people process strong reactions to meditation

 

Self-Study Module Details

The certified online professional kids meditation teachers training offers 33 hours of online material and provides you with a detailed and interactive experience if your passion is to become a successful, professional kids’ meditation teacher:

  • Module 1 – your ‘peace pioneer’ skills – helping you work with the challenges of teaching meditation to kids on a professional basis.

  • Module 2 – developing energy awareness to teach meditation to ensure that you and the children you teach benefit from your skills while accommodating contraindications.

  • Module 3 – teaching with the intuitive heart to deliver meditations with compassion and understanding of the child’s needs. 

  • Module 4 – child development and special needs – our speciality! What we love to teach.

  • Module 5 – enhancing your teaching meditation skills – stretching your abilities so you can realise your true potential.

  • Module 6 – developing your teaching mindfulness toolkit to ensure you can reach children of all ages and abilities.

  • Module 7 – teaching advanced, mindful activity tools for children with challenging behaviours/trauma.

  • Module 8 – developing bespoke meditation programmes to meet the needs of your organisation or community.

  • access to the 3 online classrooms with me,  Connected™ Kids trainer, Tara Russo, to secure your certification and ask the expert

Training costs – kids’ meditation teacher

The cost of the pro-upgrade training is £680. Payment is by bank transfer only. You will receive payment details by email when you sign up by completing the online application form. Click on the Please add me to your adult training mailing list! tab at the top of the page to receive our latest dates well in advance/register your interest for our courses.

 

Payment Plan available:

Secure your place for the Pro-Upgrade/Full Professional course (foundation + pro-upgrade) with the deposit of £350. The balance will be payable in two further instalments, the first a month after your deposit is received, the second a month after that. Details will be sent by email upon booking. Please see terms and conditions regarding payment plans.

The deposit/full balance needs to be paid 28 days before the first live online classroom session. This is to allow us the time to register you with Connected Kids™, for you to source the text book (details above) and to complete the reading and modules to be discussed in the first online classroom. To book click on the book here tab at the top of the page to access the online booking form.

 

Certification – what does it involve?

Online Classroom Sessions

  • To receive Connected Kids Tutor certification, you need to attend the 3 live, online classroom sessions with Connected Kids™ Trainer and founder of Wellbeing For Kids UK, Tara Russo

  • The 3 online live classrooms will be at specific times. You must commit to attend at these times.

  • Group size will be small to ensure there is a good teacher to student ratio.

  • There will be some prep work for the online classroom sessions.

Assessment Work

You’ll be asked to complete assessment workdesigned to support your practical skills and mentor you through your  teaching practice.

The assessment work comprises:

  • case studies (5 x group and  5 x 1-2-1 sessions),

  • audio/video recording of delivering a meditation to children,

  • essay,

  • police/disclosure check**

  • written test.

Assessment deadline you have 12 months from the final online classroom to complete the assessment work. If you feel you will not be able to complete the assessment work within 12 months, you need to request a 1-2-1 with me before the 12 months have ended in order to be given an extension of a further 12 months. The current 1-2-1 fee is £99.  Failure to do this will mean you will have to sit a refresher course at further cost.

**Disclosure/criminal record checks (or equivalent);  we need to see a copy of a basic disclosure check (or equivalent in your country, officially translated into English, if need be) to confirm that you have a clear history with no criminal charges at the time your disclosure certificate was issued (date valid within 18 months of the last online classroom of the Connected Kids training). We will arrange a Zoom call so that we can see your document, along with a form of ID (passport, driving licence, etc). Please do NOT send us an image of it.
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