Mother's Guide Through Autism

Calm and Connected Kids with Meditation - Lorraine Murray

September 13, 2020 Brigitte Shipman, Lorraine Murray Season 1 Episode 35
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Calm and Connected Kids with Meditation - Lorraine Murray
Sep 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 35
Brigitte Shipman, Lorraine Murray

In this week's insightful episode, Brigitte Shipman interviews Lorraine Murray, the founder of the Connected Kids program, who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching it since 2003.

She started teaching meditation to kids and teens to give young people skills to reduce stress, anxiety, and to build their self-esteem. She is the author of two bestselling books, Calm Kids and Connected Kids: Help Kids with Special Needs Shine with Mindful, Heartfelt Activities.

She shares her own journey of starting a meditation practice as an adult to cope with difficult feelings that arose from challenging childhood and how it helped her move through the grief of losing her mother.

She is passionate about sharing the practice of meditation with both mothers and their children since whatever the mother is feeling is easily felt by her child--especially the ones on the spectrum--and the grounded and calm energy she cultivates through meditation can have positive effects on her child.

She says that practicing meditation doesn’t mean that you won’t ever be stressed but the ability for recovery and self-regulation will be stronger with meditation. It can also be a calming and connecting activity for both you and your child to do together. Meditation can offer both you and your child a toolkit to reduce stress and anxiety, she tells.

She talks about the importance of self-compassion and how to turn inward to bring acceptance to our feelings instead of avoiding them and reminds us to not rush and cultivate for ourselves a sense of wonder and curiosity kids have.

Enjoy this episode!

Resources/Links:

Teach Children Meditation
https://teachchildrenmeditation.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/teachchildrenmeditation/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/connectedkids/?hl=en

Twitter
https://twitter.com/meditation4kids

Insight Timer App
https://insighttimer.com/

Self-Compassion Meditation
https://self-compassion.org/

BMV Life Coach Website
https://bmvlifecoach.com/

BMV Life Coach Facebook Live Coaching & Q&A (2pm Central Wednesday)
https://www.facebook.com/BMVlifecoach/

Private Mother's Guide Through Autism Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersguidethroughautism/

Show Notes

In this week's insightful episode, Brigitte Shipman interviews Lorraine Murray, the founder of the Connected Kids program, who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching it since 2003.

She started teaching meditation to kids and teens to give young people skills to reduce stress, anxiety, and to build their self-esteem. She is the author of two bestselling books, Calm Kids and Connected Kids: Help Kids with Special Needs Shine with Mindful, Heartfelt Activities.

She shares her own journey of starting a meditation practice as an adult to cope with difficult feelings that arose from challenging childhood and how it helped her move through the grief of losing her mother.

She is passionate about sharing the practice of meditation with both mothers and their children since whatever the mother is feeling is easily felt by her child--especially the ones on the spectrum--and the grounded and calm energy she cultivates through meditation can have positive effects on her child.

She says that practicing meditation doesn’t mean that you won’t ever be stressed but the ability for recovery and self-regulation will be stronger with meditation. It can also be a calming and connecting activity for both you and your child to do together. Meditation can offer both you and your child a toolkit to reduce stress and anxiety, she tells.

She talks about the importance of self-compassion and how to turn inward to bring acceptance to our feelings instead of avoiding them and reminds us to not rush and cultivate for ourselves a sense of wonder and curiosity kids have.

Enjoy this episode!

Resources/Links:

Teach Children Meditation
https://teachchildrenmeditation.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/teachchildrenmeditation/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/connectedkids/?hl=en

Twitter
https://twitter.com/meditation4kids

Insight Timer App
https://insighttimer.com/

Self-Compassion Meditation
https://self-compassion.org/

BMV Life Coach Website
https://bmvlifecoach.com/

BMV Life Coach Facebook Live Coaching & Q&A (2pm Central Wednesday)
https://www.facebook.com/BMVlifecoach/

Private Mother's Guide Through Autism Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersguidethroughautism/