I warmly welcome you to the Chilled Out Child website and hope that after spending time here and reading some of the blog posts, you feel inspired to learn how to meditate, cultivate a mindfulness practice and enjoy being mindful as part of everyday life.
Based in the UK, the Chilled Out Child has developed into a leading provider of mentored distance learning programmes, online training and UK lead workshops and aims to inspire individuals to incorporate meditation into daily life.
Where it all started…
I am passionate about the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. I started practicing yoga and meditation in 2001 and since then have qualified as a Transformation Meditation teacher, mindfulness facilitator and Yoga Alliance International accredited yoga teacher. I also participated in two children’s yoga teacher training programmes.
One of my most exciting achievements in recent years has been the writing and teaching of the Chilled Out Child meditation and mindfulness facilitator training programme, which has evolved year on year. This programme has been acknowledged as offering a high standard of course materials, tuition and mentoring by one of the yoga alliances.
In 2013 I became increasingly concerned about the level of anxiety I was noticing in children. This coincided with my own child working her way through the school system. It was around this time a friend insisted I needed to share mindfulness with more people by training adults to teach these skills to their own and other children.
I took some time to reflect on my friend’s suggestion and agreed that there was one important and helpful element that was missing in many people’s lives… the knowledge of how to incorporate meditation and a mindful way of being easily and simply into every day family life.
I decided to write a training programme focusing on adapted mindfulness and meditation techniques to enable adults to easily share these skills with children. I always included meditation in my children’s yoga classes, as I quickly learned that meditation and mindfulness practices were the activities children of all ages seemed to crave. Children needed and wanted quiet time. Time to rest their bodies and minds. Time to relax and just “be”. It is also very important that adults who teach these skills to children, practice them themselves.
The programme is aimed at adults who wish to develop their own meditation practice and learn how to share anxiety management techniques, meditation and the art of being mindful in daily life with children and teens.
The Chilled Out Child meditation and mindfulness facilitator training programme is a comprehensive twelve module mentored training programmme covering many aspects of meditation and how to share meditation with children and teenagers. This programme will help you, help them, live in a more mindful way, developing an appreciation and understanding for compassion and the importance of kindness, tolerance and patience with themselves and others.
The Chilled Out Child facilitator training programme is ideal for individuals who may wish to set up a mindfulness programme within their existing professional workplace setting, for example nursery, primary and secondary schools.
Previous participants have used what they have learned in clinical settings and others have set up regular children’s, teens and family friendly mindfulness classes in the community.
To read testimonials from past participants of the facilitator training programme please follow this link.
To find out more information and for start dates in 2018, please fill out this form:
What else is happening at the Chilled Out Child?
**Online course – transforming family life with mindfulness. Coming soon**
Would you like to learn how manage your stress, reduce anxiety and learn how mindfulness can help you do this?
The transforming family life with mindfulness course, is inspired by the traditional mindfulness based stress reduction course, which has been adapted to integrate well with modern family living. This course will be available online soon.
I believe there is value in offering a simpler introduction to mindfulness to enable people to manage stress and live mindfully on a daily basis.
This online course will offer participants easily transferable skills that work at home with their families. The course will be affordable and offer practical training which will relate easily to everyday life for participants, their families and others around them.
Joining this course is an opportunity for personal growth and the beginning of an exciting lifelong journey discovering the benefits of mindfulness for yourselves and those you care about. Read more here.
Introducing UK based workshops for women or women and children held in the comfort of your own home.
These workshops held in the comfort of your own home, will support you in the development of your meditation practice, guiding you to experience deeper inner calm within yourself, which will also help you when dealing with others.
Workshops are 1.5 hours long and can be delivered in the following locations:
London – Bromley, Orpington and surrounds.
Kent – Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and surrounds.
Workshop themes to choose from:
- Learn how to “incorporate mindfulness into a busy daily schedule”.
- Learn essential meditation and mindfulness techniques to help you feel more grounded and calm during those busy times when you are rushing from one responsibility to the next.
- Building resilience in an uncertain world.
- The art of relaxation and why it is so important.
- For children – conquering exam stress (11+ preparation, GCSE and A Levels)
- Nurturing mum’s who care for children with special needs.
- Caring for the carer.
- Parenting with patience – the ADHD, autistic and highly sensitive child.
If you feel calm and in control of your life, you will be in a better space mentally and emotionally to guide your yourself, your family and others around you towards calm and better clarity, which not only benefits them, but you as well.