practices for growing up mindful guided meditations and simple exercises for children teens and families

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Growing Up Mindful

Author : Christopher Willard
ISBN : 9781622036318
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 28. 70 MB
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The American Psychological Association’s 2014 survey on stress made an alarming discovery: America’s teens are now the most stressed-out age group in the country. Growing Up Mindful shows parents and professionals alike how to model and teach the skills of mindfulness that will empower our youth for the rest of their lives with greater self-awareness, resiliency, and confidence. While many adults now understand how mindfulness practice helps us alleviate the stress and anxiety of our busy modern lives, getting a typical teenager on board is another story. Dr. Christopher Willard draws on his work with hundreds of young children, tweens, and teens—along with countless hours training parents, teachers, and other counselors—to make the principles and practices of mindfulness accessible, entertaining, and cool for people of all ages and interests. Features dozens of exercises to incorporate mindfulness into daily life (in class, extracurricular activities, among peers), specific meditations and movement practices, compassion training, and more.

Mindful Games

Author : Susan Kaiser Greenland
ISBN : 9780834840522
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 50. 72 MB
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Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! Susan Kaiser Greenland encourages parents to play these games themselves to develop their own attention, balance, and compassion. As caregivers, our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives, especially children.

Self Compassion For Teens

Author : Lee-Anne Gray
ISBN : 1683730259
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 71. 54 MB
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Self-compassion is the key for teens to develop empathy and manage self-criticism, while increasing resilience and well-being. The first of its kind, this book brings together 129 actionable mindfulness and compassion-building tools for teens to reduce suffering and cultivate kindness for themselves and the world around them. Perfect for clinicians, educators and parents, this resource is filled with exercises, worksheets and activities to cope with: *School challenges *Bullying *Anxiety *Depression *Autism *ADHD *Trauma *Addiction *Body image and eating disorders *Gender and sexual identity *Chronic and terminal illness

The Mindful Child

Author : Susan Kaiser Greenland
ISBN : 9781416583561
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 24. 12 MB
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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.

A Still Quiet Place

Author : Amy Saltzman
ISBN : 9781608827596
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 34. 21 MB
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Teaching kids stress management skills early in life will help them to grow into happy and healthy adults. And if you work with children or adolescents, you know that kids today need these skills more than ever. The pressures they face in the classroom, on the playground, in their extracurricular activities, and at home can sometimes be overwhelming. So how can you help lay the groundwork for their success? A Still Quiet Place presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman’s original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety. One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within. The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing. For more information, visit www.stillquietplace.com.

Planting Seeds

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209997
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
File Size : 25. 86 MB
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Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the 2 Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students. The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (Mindful Movements – Ten Exercise for Well Being ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) Includes 1 audio CD, 6 mindfulness cards, and 3 cut-out mindfulness posters

Meditation My Friend

Author : Betsy Thomson
ISBN : 0615320643
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MEDITATION, MY FRIEND has been praised by leading mental health experts, and by noted individuals in the mindfulness, meditation, and neuro science community. Rick Hanson NY Times Best Selling author of The Buddha's Brain and Hard Wiring Happiness, Tara Brach, NY Times Best Selling author, True Refuge and Radical Acceptance, and Diana Winston the director of mindfulness education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, author of WIDE AWAKE. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK COMES WITH A FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD. In this wonderful book you will meet Mitchell Hoffsteader, the quirky, endearing star, and co-author of Betsy Thomson's new book "Meditation, My Friend." Mitch is like many kids we know. He hates doing homework, he is not fond of vegetables and he gets frustrated when Betsy, otherwise known as Betzilla, the adult figure in his life, tells him what to do. Worst of all Mitch is convinced he has an incurable case of "Restless Brain Syndrome" - "You know when you can't stop thinking and thinking." Mitchell also has trouble in school, making friends, and believing in himself. He finds it hard to concentrate and feel calm. All of this begins to change when Mitchell meets Betsy's friend Tenzin, a monk from Tibet. Tenzin introduces Mitchell to mindfulness meditation. He teaches Mitchell how to cope with life's challenges and deal with his own inevitable "gluey-sticky monster thoughts" by being mindful. Mitchell learns how to become "Mindful Mitchie" and find his "quiet place inside." Full of playful illustrations, wonderful photography and life-size puppetry, and "how to" meditate instructions "Meditation, My Friend" is every adult's answer to the question of how to introduce mindfulness to children. The book is also for the young at heart. As Tenzin says, "Anyone, anywhere can meditate. It doesn't matter what religion they are or aren't, if they are young or old, or wear tube socks or no socks - anyone can benefit." The free download includes guided meditations, a discussion of mindfulness with Betsy and Mitchell, and Mitch's spunky song "Meditation is Good For Me" and Betsy's "Wish" is available WITH PURCHASE at www.meditationmyfriend.com

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