My name is Lorraine Forsyth, founder of Lollipop Therapies
I have practiced meditation for over 15 years and have been teaching children since 2015.
The mindfulness skills and techniques I use within my daily practice, help me to remain calm and relaxed in situations I would previously have found stressful.
When my child was very young, new places or experiences would easily lead to feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. As I looked for ways to help us both, I discovered meditation and mindfulness for children was my answer.
After completing the Connected Kids™ foundation level training, I began to introduce my child to mindfulness and meditation in a way that was simple and fun for us to practice and learn together. Over time, my child gained confidence and was more relaxed and happy with each new experience. I felt so inspired to share these ideas and techniques with other children that I completed the training required to teach in a professional capacity.
It is through my personal and professional experience that I have learned to meet children where they're at, as each child is unique, with their own personality and stages of development.
With understanding, guidance and support, all children can reach their full potential.
My meditation practice also led me to Reiki, a form of energy healing. I became a Reiki Practitioner in 2015 and onto Reiki Master in 2017. I love this gentle form of healing, it is an important part of my self-care routine.