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Happy, happy New Year everyone!!
2017 will be a year of awesome suprises here at Rainbow Crystal Connection Mindfulness and Meditation!
We will start with some great news for our Facilitators!
RCC have recently become approved training providers with IICT under the modality of Children and Adolescent Meditation and Mindfulness.
We have Sydney dates coming up in February, (Perth dates TBA) and having listened to our feedback from last course we have included a set up pack for our facilitators as part of the course cost. So make sure you are on the mailing list as there are many more details and suprises coming up in 2017!

Rainbow blessings!!!

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Welcome to our new Level 1 Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitators!!

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14333116_1110870555647630_8728951728586550064_nWow! What an exciting month it has been for RCC! Not only have we completed out first Level 1 Training in WA, facilitated by our very own TTT Clare Milner, but we have also run a successful course in Sydney too. Our new facilitators are a fantastic group of amazing souls and we can’t wait to assist them getting out there into schools. Take a peek at them here

and find a facilitator in your area! New classes coming to a place near you 🙂

Woo Hoo! Be the change ladies!!

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Meditation Facilitators WANTED 2016!

Our Level 1 Facilitator course is running again in July 2016!
Check out our YouTube clip below for a good look at the inspiration available to you.

‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ Ghandi.

Contact us here!

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Children’s Meditation Facilitators WANTED!

This Facilitators Course involves 2 days intensive training for each level.

Click here for youtube clip of training Train With Us
Level 1 COURSE CONTENT COVERS;

This training is for beginners who wish to hold meditation groups and be registered as a Rainbow Crystal Connection Meditation and Mindfulness Facilitator.

• Benefits of Meditation, Guided Imagery & Imagination Walks.
• Rainbow Breathing Exercises. (Level 1)
• Rainbow Stretching and Movement (L 1)
• Rainbow Relaxation Games and Mindfulness activities.(L 1)
• Opening a meditation circle, Spiritual Songs, Chants and Greetings.
• Creating and holding a Sacred Space with children.
• Using music, sound and voice to enhance the meditative experience.
• Meditation content, focusing on each meditation’s purpose and unique imagery.
• Questioning techniques pre/post meditation – Learning how to listen and respond to children’s questions.
• Dreamcatches , worry dolls and other helpful meditative resources for kids.
• Using positive self talk and Positive Affirmations.
• Tips for teaching 1hr meditation sessions creatively, varying the visual setting and approach to each lesson relating to our themes (e.g. Forgiveness, joy, peace, gratitude, respect )
• An introduction to “Rainbow Calm” resources including Rainbow Bells, Rain-sticks and drums, Parachutes, Scarves and Flags.
• Tips to maximise participation using journal activities, songs, dance.

Promotional ideas and business set up information for your own classes
Investment for Level 1 and the 2 day training is $875. This includes all resources and your first year of registration (registration normally costing $175 per year).

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Mindfulness

Singing bowls are an invaluable tool for meditation facilitators!

Being mindful simply means being mentally present in whatever situation that you might be in. By being present we mean being ‘in the moment’- not thinking about something in the past or the future. It sounds simple enough but most people would be surprised by how much time they actually spend ‘thinking’ about things that have happened or even things that might happen.

So mindfulness is something that we can practise during meditation time. All of our Rainbow Crystal Connection meditations encourage mindfulness in children. They often draw upon children’s senses, focus on their breath and have them imagine scenes/pictures mindfully. Our lessons always have a mindful movement/mindful breath component and we also have a section in our books dedicated to simple, child friendly mindfulness activities that parents or teachers could do with children.

One simple activity to do with children is to listen with your eyes closed to a single sound. A singing bowl, tingsha chimes or a Tibetan bell are all excellent for this as they have long sustained sounds, but really any sound will do. You will be surprised what the ears have the capability of hearing when we are being mindful!

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Free Medeitations on Youtube!!!!

Finally we have launched our free meditations on Youtube. Our first meditation released is The Castle. The Castle is an imaginative way to explore the concept of kingdoms, leadership and social responsibility. Teachers may wish to use the imagery in this meditation to enrich children’s abilities of inner visioning and paying attention to detail. There are many descriptions in this text that could be isolated for art and creative improvisations.

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Kids Meditation You Tube Clip

RCC Meditation For Children Here is the link to our new Youtube clip. Please enjoy!!!

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Fantastic New Meditation Facilitators!

Congratulations to our new meditation facilitators from Sydney and Melbourne! Our course over the weekend was a huge success with 7 new facilitators moving the Rainbow Crystal Connection vision forward! Well done!!

We recieved so much positive feedback we thought we would share some of it.

Thanking you both for a fun and wonderful two days filled with magical things. You both have brought inspiration into my life.
Thank you both so much for 2 wonderful days. I definitely feel I was meant to be a part of this and I can’t wait to bring this to Melbourne!
Much love and gratitude for bringing inspiration and delight into my life. I have learned so much from you both and am grateful for so many beautiful experiences.

Thank you so much for having, sharing and inspiring this vision.

Thank you! I am SO grateful for the opportunity to be a custodian of your amazing work. I hope I do it justice.

What a wonderful journey you have got us started on! Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for your time and effort and making this experience so magical.

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Train to be a Kid’s Meditation Facilitator!

Positive kids are happy kids!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Level 1 Facilitators training in Sydney. It will be held the weekend of June 1st and 2nd.

 

 

 

Level 1 Course content;
This training is for those who wish to hold meditation groups using Rainbow Crystal Connection resources.
Creating and holding a Sacred Space for children
Benefits of  Meditation, Guided Imagery & Imagination Walks
LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE, RELAX and be MINDFUL as a facilitator
Rainbow Breathing Exercises (Level 1)
Rainbow Stretching and Movement (Level 1)
Rainbow Relaxation Games (Level 1)
Opening a meditation circle. Drumming Spiritual Songs, Chants and Greetings
Music, sound and voice to enhance the meditative experience
Exploring the meditation content of kit 1 focusing on each meditation’spurpose and unique imagery.
Questioning techniques pre/post meditation, how to listen to and respond tochildren’s questions
Ways to use Prayer Flags,  worry dolls, dream catchers and meditationbeads
Positive Affirmations and ways to enhance positive self talk during classes
Self & Partner massage for de -stressing head, neck, shoulders hands andfeet
Tips for teaching 1 hr meditation sessions creatively, varying the visualsetting and approach to each lesson relating to our lesson themes (e.g.forgiveness, joy, peace , gratitude, respect )
An introduction to “Rainbow Calm” resources including, Rainbow Bells,Rainbow Rain-sticks and drums, Rainbow Parachutes, Rainbow Scarves andRainbow Flags.
Tips to maximize children’s participation and desire to attend sessions
Promotional  ideas for your own classes and how you can advertise on our website to attract students for your own classes.

Contact us via web site or email rainbowcrystalkerrie@yahoo.com.au

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Mindfulness for Mums/Teachers

Mindfulness for Adults

Adults can cultivate mindfulness too!

Being mindful simply means being mentally present in whatever situation that you might be in. By being present we mean being ‘in the moment’- not thinking about something in the past or the future. It sounds simple enough but most people would be surprised by how much time they actually spend ‘thinking’ about things that have happened or even things that might happen.
So mindfulness is something that we can practise any time of the day! Here are 10 quick ways to practise mindfulness as a busy mum or teacher.
1. Breath Refocus. You can do this any time, especially good in times of stress. Simply close your eyes (not if you’re driving) and breathe deeply filling the bottom, middle and top of your lungs. Count each breath. Think only of the breath.
2. What am I doing? Do this one any time you remember. Just pause your mind in whatever you are doing and notice everything you can see, feel taste or smell.
3. Gratitude. Do this anytime of the day- especially good as you wake or drift off to sleep. List 5 things that you are truly grateful for. Feel the emotions that go along with gratitude as you recall these treasured things.
4. Small job- Do this whenever you have a small job to do, its good to practise the same job for a week. Choose a small job like the washing up and do it mindfully. Feel the temperature of the water, feel the soap suds, feel the surface of each dish or cup, feel the steam from the water, notice the temperature cool down in the water etc.
5. Kindness- place a special object ie a small Buddha statue/a butterfly sticker somewhere in your home. Each time you walk past and notice it perform a mindful act of kindness.
6. Looking-Do this when you have a spare 5 minutes. Pick up any object, things from nature like a pebble or a shell are great for this. Spend some time really looking at your object. Notice its texture, size, smell, special markings, shape and colour. After a few minutes close your eyes and see if you can see it in your minds eye.
7. Prayer of love- Do this when you have a spare 5 minutes, on waking is a nice way to start the day. Select a loved one and imagine them in your mind’s eye. Really see them. Now imagine that your heart is opening and that a lovely stream of green light is flowing from your heart and surrounding them. Keep going until they are completely surrounded in the green. Now say a prayer specific to them, wish them love, joy, peace and whatever else they need.
8. Noticing thoughts- Do this when you have a spare 5 minutes. Sit quietly with your eyes closed. Notice when you have a thought. Label it as ‘thought’. Whenever a thought comes label it and return to sitting quietly.

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