Accessible Meditation for Neurodivergent Kids (S7E23)

In this enlightening episode, Rob Gorski sits down with Jan Gioia, a dedicated meditation teacher and the founder of WeeMeditate. With a background in special education and extensive experience teaching meditation to children of all abilities, Jan shares her insights on how meditation can benefit neurodivergent kids. She discusses the misconceptions around meditation, practical tips for introducing it to children, and the unique features of her inclusive meditation platform, WeeMeditate.

Key Topics Discussed:

– Common challenges parents face in helping their neurodivergent children self-regulate

– The benefits of meditation for children, including emotional regulation, reduced anxiety, and improved concentration

– Practical tips for introducing meditation to children who are fidgety or have difficulty sitting still

– The importance of making meditation accessible and representative for all children

– Overview of WeeMeditate, a meditation platform designed for children of all abilities, featuring guided story meditations and character inclusivity

– How parents can incorporate meditation into their children’s daily routines

Resources Mentioned:

– WeeMeditate: https://weemeditate.com

– Dragon’s Meditation Club Newsletter: Free monthly meditations for parents and children available at https://weeMeditate.com

Guest Bio:

Jan Gioia is a dedicated meditation teacher with a master’s degree in special education. She has extensive experience teaching meditation to children from preschool to high school, including those with autism and various disabilities. Jan is the creator of WeeMeditate, an inclusive meditation platform designed to be accessible and representative of all children. Through her work, Jan aims to make meditation a practical and beneficial practice for neurodivergent kids and their families.

About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:

Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, social media influencer, and respected public figure for the last 15 years.

Connect with Rob: theautismdad.link

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