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

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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 and Meditation

Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

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Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 1541572297

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 120

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From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness—the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment—can change a person's approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of awareness and belonging. Stewart guides readers through how to get started with meditation as well as provides specific exercises for examining emotions, managing stress, checking social media habits and wellness routines, and setting intentions to increase happiness.

Yoga and Meditation at the Library

A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Author: Jenn Carson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 153811688X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This book is the essential guide for every librarian wishing to bring the health and wellness benefits of yoga and meditation to all ages and abilities. Includes everything from mom and baby yoga, chair, yoga and online meditation meet-ups, to a mindfulness book club and a Wabi Sabi wall.

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children

A Brain-Based, Trauma-Informed Approach to Cultivating Your Child’s Social, Emotional and Moral Development

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Author: Arleta James

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505722

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Explaining how adoptive parents can help their traumatised child develop, it looks at the many different factors that can manifest in trauma, and how parents should respond to them.

Applied Mindfulness

Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

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Author: Victor G. Carrión, M.D.,John Rettger, Ph.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615372121

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents starts from the premise that mental health clinicians must have their own mindfulness practice before teaching the tenets and techniques of mindfulness to others, including young people. To that end, the book offers readers clear instructions on how to first practice mindfulness in their own lives and then extend their personal practice outward to others. Once this knowledge is internalized, the clinician can focus on mindfulness in terms of its application to specific clinical diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Because many mental health professionals work in multiple settings, such as in schools, in clinics, and online, the contributors, representing a wide range of creative and authoritative voices, explain how to skillfully tailor mindfulness interventions for effective application across diverse contexts. Drs. Carrion and Rettger, as Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (SELSPAP) and Director of SELSPAP's Mindfulness Program, respectively, have been engaged in ongoing community-based work delivering mindfulness and yoga programming to underserved youth and their helpers. This expertise is evident in their eloquent yet down-to-earth editing.The volume offers clinicians everything they need to begin their mindfulness journey, including the following: * Introductory knowledge on how to get started with a meditation practice. Specific mindfulness scripts are provided throughout the book to foster development of the reader's own practice. In addition, there are audio practices and clear written descriptions of practices to offer support for those learning to meditate, internalize mindfulness practices, and then adapt these skills for clinical practice. * A developmental and ecological approach to implementing mindfulness. The book offers insight into integrating mindfulness across many settings, platforms, and applications, and includes chapters on mindfulness online, at home, and in school, as well as chapters on incorporating nature into mindfulness practice and the relationship between mindfulness and creativity. * Material on specific clinical populations, including immigrant youth and incarcerated youth. A special chapter is devoted to trauma-informed yoga, which has been shown to be an effective therapeutic intervention for youth who have been incarcerated.* Comprehensive information on the current state of youth mindfulness research, which prepares readers to discuss these topics knowledgeably with colleagues and patients. Like ripples in water, the benefits of mindfulness spread outward, from clinicians to patients, families, schools, and communities. Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents is the first step toward stress reduction, peace, and compassion for a new generation.

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress

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Author: Gina M. Biegel

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246979

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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Provides strategies and activities for teenagers to manage their stress, describing such tasks as identifying stressor events, concentrating on the present, letting go of negative self-judgements, self-care, and focusing on the positive.

Sitting Together Activity Book

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Author: Sumi Loundon,Sumi Loundon Kim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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A perfect companion to enhance your Sitting Together lessons. This book is filled with over 50 coloring pages, games, mazes, and other fun activities for children ages 3-12. Though designed to be used with the Sitting Together curriculum, it can also be used on its own. This book is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or organization that wants to incorporate mindfulness into their children's activities. Visit MindfulFamilies.net for mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist resources for families.

Sitting Together

A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings

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Author: Sumi Loundon Kim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294356

Category: Education

Page: 712

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An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or with a local center. The Adult Study Guide (280 pages) offers thirty-six lesson plans including meditation practices, homework, readings, and reflection questions for group study. The Children’s Lesson Plans (296 pages), used in conjunction with the Adult Study Guide, provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on meditation exercises, stories, crafts, songs, and games. The Activity Book (136 pages) is a perfect companion to enhance the children’s education with over 50 coloring pages, puzzles, and other fun activities. This comprehensive curriculum for adults and children ages 3–12 has five units on meditation, kindness, ethics, character, and service. It is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or religious, educational, or community organization that wants to incorporate a mindfulness program for children and their families. Visit mindfulfamilies.net for more resources.