Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

When she realizes how mindfulness lessons can help her stay strong against what she calls “the bully boys,” she becomes more attentive.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522386

Page: 438

View: 239

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.

My First Book of Mindfulness Enhance your child s social emotional health through mindfulness art and home experiments

I will be your mindfulness friend for this book. have me with you for the next few months working hand-in- hand to be a mindful child.

My First Book of Mindfulness  Enhance your child   s social emotional health through mindfulness  art and home experiments

Author: Sunita Rai (PsyD)

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 981489396X

Page: 73

View: 855

All parents want their child to be happy and make a positive impact on the world. Children learn to be agile and resilient, developing their academic and life skills as well as emotional well-being as they grow. A child depends a lot on their parents and teachers for guidance so they can understand and manage their emotions, as well as set and achieve positive goals. Though not often expressed, all this learning is actually an important aspect of what is Mindfulness. This book is organised into 30 topics or themes which can be used for weekly discussion between parent and child. The author also provides ideas on how parents can use the activities to engage the child to deepen their social emotional health using mindfulness. Children can explore the activities, reflections, experiments and mindful colouring and have fun, while learning.

The Way of Mindful Education Cultivating Well Being in Teachers and Students

Strive to open your heart, open your mind, and be fully present in your body. There is no religion to this; it doesn't even need to be called mindfulness.

The Way of Mindful Education  Cultivating Well Being in Teachers and Students

Author: Daniel Rechtschaffen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039370954X

Page: 352

View: 450

A new educational paradigm for youth mindfulness. “If you are a teacher, or an educator, or involved in school administration and curriculum development, the book you hold in your hands has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students, and the life of the school itself, as well as education in America.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the Foreword With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn, and thrive. The Way of Mindful Education is a practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion, and well-being not only in these students, but also in teachers themselves. Packed with lesson plans, exercises, and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this working manual demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms. Part I, Why Mindful Education Matters, explains what mindfulness is, the science behind its benefits for students and educators, and the inspiring work that is already underway in the Mindful Education movement. In Part II, Begin with Yourself, we are reminded that in order to teach mindfully, we need to be mindful. Here teachers will learn the when, where, and how of mindfulness so they can effectively embody its practices with their students. Mindfulness practices offer teachers self-care and attention skills that prepare them to teach with greater energy and mastery. Discover how simple exercises can help manage stress, focus attention, develop compassion, and savor positive experiences in everyday life. Part III, Cultivating a Mindful Classroom, explores the qualities of a mindful teacher, the ingredients of a mindful learning environment, and helpful skills for appropriate, supportive work with cultural diversity, student stress and trauma, and varying age groups and developmental stages. Finally, in Part IV, Mindful Education Curriculum, we learn eighteen ready-to-use mindfulness lessons for use in schools. These practical exercises, designed to foster skills like embodiment, attention, heartfulness, and interconnectedness, can be readily adapted for any age group and population, and the author draws from his extensive personal experience to offer a wealth of tips for introducing them to students in real-time. Decades of research indicate the impressive benefits of mindfulness in social, emotional, and cognitive development, and as an antidote to emotional dysregulation, attention deficits, and social difficulties. This book invites teachers, administrators, and anyone else involved in education to take advantage of this vital tool and become purveyors of a mindful, compassionate, ethical, and effective way of teaching.

The Mindful Child

Even welcome visitors who stop by at a good time can overstay their welcome. ... “Encouraging children to speak from the heart is a strong message.

The Mindful Child

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583561

Page: 240

View: 969

The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.

Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families Susan ... the stronger the effort and determination that will be required to break it.

Mindful Games

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840529

Page: 224

View: 881

A practical and playful guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"—Attention, Balance, and Compassion—for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces: · Anchor games that develop concentration · Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus · Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking · Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives—especially our children.

Five Minutes to Mindfulness Kids

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Five Minutes to Mindfulness   Kids

Author: Dr. Ashleigh Stewart

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504382838

Page: 146

View: 635

Five Minutes to MindfulnessKids is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide with practical strategies to help parents nurture their childs mental and emotional health in todays hectic and fast-paced society. Some of the topics discussed are the following: Childhood anxiety Behavioral issues Effective communication Discipline Focus and concentration Building trust Self-esteem This book provides effective and simple exercises that can be seamlessly incorporated into even the busiest of schedules. It is a must-have for parents of bright, spirited, creative, and active children of any age!

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Mindful Children

The best thing you can do is stay calm, reassure your child verbally, ... Toddlers also tend to develop strong preferences about many things in the world, ...

The Everything Parent s Guide to Raising Mindful Children

Author: Jeremy Wardle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440561311

Page: 304

View: 543

Mindful kids are less stressed, more focused, and much happier! Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose. This sounds simple, but it's not always easy, even for children. Kids face stress every day as they try to fit in with their peers, worry about grades, and struggle to sit still in a classroom. With The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children, you'll learn how practicing mindfulness can help your child refocus attention to reduce anxiety, control emotions and behavior, and even improve grades. Being mindful will help your child: Become more self-aware. Control emotions. Empathize with others. Achieve academic and social success. The Everything Parent's Guide to Raising Mindful Children uses techniques such as meditation and sensory awareness to help your child gain more self-control and be less stressed. You'll also learn how to use mindfulness in your own life! With repetition, these exercises will help your children to manage their own emotions and reach their full potential, now and for years to come.

Social Emotional Stories

While mindfulness is often associated with focusing on the present, mindfulness activities ... Talk with children about how they can be strong and focused, ...

Social Emotional Stories

Author: Barbara A. Lewis

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1631985159

Page: 176

View: 138

Make social emotional learning fun and engaging with 24 ready-to-use lessons about phenomenal plants and astonishing animals. Storytelling is a learning device used by humans for centuries, and for good reason: storytelling is one of the best ways to increase critical thinking skills and social emotional learning (SEL). Social Emotional Stories combines storytelling with thought-provoking lessons and activities to help elementary students improve their self-esteem, increase their engagement with school, and give them a sense of empowerment. The book contains 24 individual lessons that include: An SEL objective with specific keywords like “inner strength,” “problem solving,” and “responsibility” An engaging story that focuses on a distinctive quality of either a plant (like the inner strength of bamboo) or an animal (like the courage of a pig) Multiple activities that are quick, easy, and require few supplies to help kids identify and dive deeper into the specific SEL concepts represented Educators can use these lessons individually with students, in small groups, or with an entire class. The lessons are interdisciplinary and flexible, with only minimal prep time required, allowing educators to adapt them for their situation. Extensive digital content supports the lessons with reproducible forms and a full-color photo of each plant and animal.

Mindfulness for Children

150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids Tracy Daniel ... it teaches them how to be strong and deal with stress.

Mindfulness for Children

Author: Tracy Daniel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507208146

Page: 256

View: 482

Introduce your children to the practice of mindfulness so they can learn to reduce stress, regulate behavior and emotions, and develop a positive self-image along the way. Mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life as effective ways to improve both physical and mental health. Make sure the whole family—even the little ones—are embracing the full range of benefits with Mindfulness for Children. Start your family’s mindfulness practice with these exercises for achieving peace, calm, and positivity. These simple activities will help you and your child get ready for bedtime, calm down after a stressful situation, discuss your feelings in a safe environment, and more. For example, for energetic children, try a short walk or do some easy, calming yoga poses to sharpen focus. With over 150 meditations for different situations, there’s a strategy in Mindfulness for Children fit for every moment and every family.

Mindful Games for Kids

Calm feelings, peaceful thoughts, mindful games for kids.

Mindful Games for Kids

Author: Kristina Sargent

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781646115938


View: 175

Calm feelings, peaceful thoughts--mindful games for kids to play Dealing with big feelings can be hard, but it's easier when you practice listening to your body and staying in the present moment. With Mindful Games for Kids, children ages 4-8 can start learning those skills and feeling more in control. Engaging activities help teach kids to calm themselves, focus more easily, and even be kinder to others--all using the principles of mindfulness. 50 colorfully illustrated, imaginative exercises keep the fun coming while showing kids helpful techniques like deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and more. Many of these off-the-page games take 10 minutes or less, making it easy to practice the magic of mindfulness anytime, anywhere. Inside Mindful Games for Kids, you'll find: 50 fantastic games--Discover mindful games like My Big Bat Ears, Hearing My Breath, As Cool as a Snowflake, and Sing My Emotions--all created just for kids ages 4-8. Imagination invitation--Explore activities themed around breath, senses, thoughts, emotions, and the body--most don't require supplies, just an imagination! Mindful together--Kids can play these mindful games alone or with other people (grown-ups are invited too!)--the supportive guidelines include ways for anyone to win. Kids can find a peaceful mind through fun and games--with Mindful Games for Kids!

Child of Mine

I don't know what kind of signals we'll get out here—we may be out of range ... to be strong for these precious children in our care, keep us always mindful ...

Child of Mine

Author: Bonnie K. Winn

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 9781459201323

Page: 224

View: 372

DETERMINED TO KEEP HIS BOY SAFE It was love at first sight when Matt Whitaker opened his door to see a baby in his brother's arms— Matt's nephew, Danny, abandoned by his heartless high-society mother. And then Danny's father was killed in an accident, and Matt, an ill-prepared bachelor, vowed before God to love and protect this child as his own. EXCEPT THE BOY ISN'T REALLY HIS Danny's mother, Leah Hunter, had been desperately searching for her baby for eight years— ever since his father snatched him. At last, a clue leads her to the small town of Rosewood, Texas… and her son's guardian.

Mindful Medical Practice

The kids were also on board, wanting to learn how to be strong and healthy. They wanted to run and play and keep up with their friends.

Mindful Medical Practice

Author: Patricia Lynn Dobkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319157779

Page: 163

View: 369

This book is about being mindful in clinical practice and how mindfulness enhances the quality of patient care while adding depth and meaning to a clinicians’ work. Chapters include narratives from clinicians who consciously apply mindfulness in real life settings. Authors from various settings provide examples that capture how emergent mindfulness is. Mindful Medical Practice demonstrates to physicians, residents and students how mindfulness enriches both their practices and lives.

Mindful Motherhood

Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year ... “At the same time it contributed to me being able to be strong and ...

Mindful Motherhood

Author: Cassandra Vieten

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882697X

Page: 216

View: 911

From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Easy ten-minute meditation exercises and yoga poses throughout this book will help you cultivate greater flexibility and mindful awareness during pregnancy, childbirth, and your baby's first year. Whenever you have a moment to spare, open Mindful Motherhood and discover a skill that will help you find balance and fulfillment during those times when you feel most overwhelmed. Co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Mindful Motherhood contains what so many other parenting books omit:: the consoling information that each mother has the ability to know, deep within, how to care for her child. Mindful Motherhood is a gem. -Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Wise, soothing, and helpful-this is really good stuff for new mothers. -Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

Mindfulness For Positive Change

Don't let other people kill your dreams, tell you that you'll never be somebody ... that's going to help your kids and future generations and giving back.

Mindfulness For Positive Change


Publisher: Katie Carlson



View: 385

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

The Boy's Club camp was full of tough kids from all over the city. ... dad never cried and neither did I. As his only son, I knew he wanted me to be strong.

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

Author: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094575

Page: 240

View: 918

Open Mind, Open Heart Millions have found mindfulness to be a powerful practice for reducing stress, enhancing attention, and instilling tranquility. But it can offer so much more—it can transform you, make you more fully awake, alive, and aware of your connection to all beings. In Japanese, the character that best expresses mindfulness, 念, consists of two parts—the top part, 今, meaning “now,” and the bottom part, 心, meaning “heart.” Using stories from his own life as the son of an Irish father and a Japanese mother, a professor in Japan and America, a psychotherapist, a father, and a husband, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu describes eight “heartfulness” principles that help us realize that the deepest expression of an enlightened mind is found in our relation to others.

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents

(continued) Problems of attention Child description (subjective) Adult ... also tend to be impatient and have trouble keeping strong emotions in check, ...

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents

Author: Randye J. Semple

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462542344

Page: 262

View: 105

This indispensable resource provides a flexible framework and a wealth of engaging tools for teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents with varying needs in school or clinical settings. Numerous kid-friendly mindfulness practices are presented, complete with step-by-step instructions, sample scripts, suggested variations, and discussion questions. The benefits of mindfulness for enhancing children's social–emotional competencies are clearly explained. Clinicians and teachers are guided to select and sequence activities for groups struggling with specific challenges: stress and anxiety, depression, attention problems, behavioral and emotion regulation issues, and trauma. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 14 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Be Happy Be Kind Be Brave Be Strong

This book is a great daily environments gift for wife, teenage girls, kidAnd children. Take a look inside on Amazon to see this is a unique book allowing room for writing, doodling and more.

Be Happy Be Kind Be Brave Be Strong

Author: Charity Parker


ISBN: 9781679329296

Page: 102

View: 176

Being a gratitude is hard work. SO if you're looking for a gift for you or someone who has a kids going mindfulness practicing Journal will be a perfect companion to write down your feelings and experiences while he is on Mindful. Being Each well designed and kid-friendly daily spread contains space to list out three things you are thankful for, a person who brought you joy and how you felt about your day. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a family, a favorite teacher, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!. Being able to sit and write your thought down in this beautifully made and thoughtful. Book can help the time pass and can be something to share your loved one returns. This book is a great daily environments gift for wife, teenage girls, kidAnd children. Take a look inside on Amazon to see this is a unique book allowing room for writing, doodling and more.

Mindful Mom

Your kids run into your arms, you say “good morning” mindfully, ... vegetables to be strong and be capable against all the pathogens that can make us sick.

Mindful Mom

Author: Anna Meiwes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664156682

Page: 110

View: 649

This book is an uplifting, encouraging narrative that helps the reader find ways to enjoy parenting. “Mindful Mom” shares ways to feel ‘good enough’ in spite of being imperfect. It offers sweet stories, inspiring poems, and advice full of wisdom for the journey of motherhood. It is a great resource for every mom (and dad) who wants to feel more peaceful and fulfilled as a parent. This book explores holistic ideas along with deep research into the psychology of parenting. Derived from personal experience being the mother of 3 boys, you will find sweet anecdotes and heart-warming stories. Every short story, poem, and piece of advice provides ideas promoting happier, more joyful, and mindful parenting. It is meant to be empowering for every mom (and modern dad).

Awakening Child

A Journey of Inner Transformation Through Teaching Your Child Mindfulness and ... so our motivation must be strong and so must our compassionate inner ...

Awakening Child

Author: Heather Grace MacKenzie

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785354094

Page: 232

View: 805

The lives we lead, particularly in the Western world, are technologically overburdened and spiritually impoverished. Our children can tell us the various merits of different operating systems for electronic devices, but are rarely in touch with how different emotions are experienced in the body, or how it feels to bring kindness to a moment of difficulty. They are bombarded almost constantly with information at a rate that mankind even 50 years ago would have struggled to begin to comprehend, and mental illness is at an all-time high. Research indicates that one of every four adolescents will have an episode of major depression during high school, with the average age of onset being 14 years of age. The human race is at a tipping point, and we have no sane choice but to begin to awaken the capacities within us that have too-long lain dormant. We can choose to lead a child towards awakening, and thus awaken ourselves.