Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

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Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

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Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800587

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 106

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Offers instructions on the basics of mindfulness meditation practices for children intended to help with calmness, focus, regular sleep, worry, anger, patience, and awareness.

Breathe Through This

Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers

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Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611802466

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 144

View: 3799

"You try to be supportive through all the emotional ups and downs, but if you're too supportive, they feel smothered. You want to give them the freedom necessary to grow, but not so much that they're left vulnerable--and however you try to do it, you can count on being wrong. Parenting a teenager is a challenge, to be sure. But Eline Snel has some very good news for those facing that challenge: there's a way to stay mindful, present, and yes, positive throughout it all by developing a base of mindful awareness as your resource, "--Page 4 of cover.

Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

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Author: Lorraine Murray

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159346

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 6891

At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive aspects of the child's life. We teach children quietness as a skill to reflect and recharge their inner lives. Lorraine Murray helped us on this journey.' -- Sheila Laing, Head Teacher. Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies. This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.

Child's Mind

Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed

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Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209620

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.

Mindful Parenting

Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today's Hectic World

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Author: Kristen Race

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125002031X

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 272

View: 5626

An expert in child, family and school psychology and the founder of Mindful Life presents a revolutionary approach to parenting that, rooted in the science of the brain and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, helps children feel happier, healthier, less anxious and less stressed. Original.

The Mindful Child

How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

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Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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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

A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions

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Author: Amy Saltzman

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608827593

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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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.

Breathe Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm Anytime Anywhere

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Author: Kira Willey

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623368839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2028

Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey's Parents' Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Based on the Plum Village retreat program through which families with children practice mindfulness, meditation and peaceful communication, a book-and-CD set outlines activities and curricula that can be incorporated into school and community settings to build supportive, mutually beneficial environments. Original.

A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

Everyday Blessings

The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

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Author: Myla Kabat-Zinn

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401394647

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages. Updated with new material--including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue--Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Mindful Parenting

A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners

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Author: Susan Bögels,Kathleen Restifo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146147406X

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses. Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients. Featured in the text: Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program. The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up. Handouts and assignments for each session. Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program. Perspectives from parents who have finished the course. Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Mindful Kids

50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace

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Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace

ISBN: 9781782853275

Category:

Page: 50

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens

A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

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Author: Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1937661571

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Finally -- a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly mindfulness resource written specifically for children and adolescents. Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens. This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions. Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids’ languageActivities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skillsStep-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflectionGuidance on choosing age appropriate skillsHow to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disordersJournal prompts to help integrate learningGoal-setting charts for tracking progressDownloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections

Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

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Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840529

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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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.

The Art of Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness Exercises That Will Raise Happier, Confident, Compassionate, and Calmer Children.

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Author: Alisa Reddy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495940330

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 88

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"Mindfulness is a state of presence. You choose to live in the present moment. You honor the NOW. The past does not worry you and the future doesn't create anxiety. You reward yourself by being fully attentive and enjoying the only time that you are alive which is NOW. This book is for guardians, parents and teachers who would like to instill Mindfulness in their children and students but do not know where to go looking for information on how to do this. This book covers the 7 principles of mindfulness with Fun Activities for the children."--

Mindful Games Activity Cards

55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness With Kids and Teens

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Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611804094

Category: Meditation

Page: N.A

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Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the "new A, B, C's" for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include "anchor" games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

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Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807593052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even bad days are a little easier.

Meditation Is an Open Sky

Mindfulness for Kids

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Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497692628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7396

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.