Teaching Meditation to Children & Youth
Friday, September 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Seminar for teachers, pastors, healthcare professionals, religious education staff, parents, and all involved in the formation of children & youth.
Children have a natural capacity for meditation. How can we make this spiritual practice & universal life skill more available?
This seminar will address the spiritual, psychological, and practical aspects of introducing meditation to children & youth. This practice of meditation is inclusive of many faith traditions, ages, and backgrounds.
- What is Christian Meditation?
- Why Teach Meditation to Children & Youth?
- Review of Research on Christian Meditation
- Practical Tools & Techniques for Teaching Meditation to Children & Youth
- Questions & Explorations of Getting Started in Local Community
"After we've meditated I think we look out for each other more. If before meditation I asked somebody to do something, they were busy; then maybe after meditation they would find time to do that thing I had asked them to do."
-Child in meditation program in UK schools
Dr. Cathy Day, PhD
Director of the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Townsville
A teacher and principal in Australia for 24 years, it was under Dr. Day’s leadership that the Townsville Catholic Education Office implemented the world-first Christian meditation program for all Catholic schools in the Diocese.
Author of Coming Home: A Guide to Teaching Christian Meditation to Children
A teacher and headmaster in Australia for 28 years, Ernie Christie currently serves as the Deputy Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Townsville. His book, Coming Home, helps train teachers in delivering the ancient practice of meditation into the classroom with inspiring results.
Co-sponsored by Wisdom Ways & Meditatio: The Outreach of the World Community for Christian Meditation
For more information, visit the World Community for Christian Meditation's website for Christian Meditation for Children & Young People.
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10.00 for Students with ID
Includes lunch, light refreshments, and resources
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We welcome registration at the door prior to the event.
Resources for Further Exploration
Silent Testimony: Christian Meditation with Children (Publication by Meditatio)
Meditation "Benefits" Kids (from Catholic News)
Radio Interview with Dr. Cathy Day & Ernie Christie (Meditatio Podcast)