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Mindfulness for Kids I

Author : Nicola Kluge
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Recommended by parents, school counselors, yoga teachers, and psychologists, the Mindfulness for Kids 1 curriculum has been implemented in schools in the USA, Europe, and Australia! Noteworthy mentioning includes mentions alongside works by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Goleman, John Gottman, and Amy Saltzman. Loved by children, recommended by parents and teachers, Mindfulness for Kids 1 serves as a great resource for home and school. It makes lesson and activities planning fast and easy, and saves you lots of time! The seven lesson plans come with warm-up and follow-up exercises. From 5 min. to 60 min. and anything in between, each lesson is customizable to your needs! Content: Each section is well organized and includes engaging creative arts activities, games, interesting conversation with writing prompts, and thoughtful meditation scripts. It is an ideal resource for teachers, therapists, and parents of children ages 6 - 12 years old. No more agonizing over what to teach and how to teach it! Mindfulness for Kids 1 offers effective ways for children to: Better Cope with Stress and Anxiety. Increase Focus and Attention. Better Handle Difficult Emotions. Strengthen Resilience. Develop Creativity and Imagination. A Note from the Author: "May this book bring you peacefulness in this often fast-paced and stressful world. Sharing the practice of mindfulness with your child is a gift that can help nourish the body, mind, and spirit for a lifetime." - Dr. Nicola Kluge Editorial Reviews: "This is a GREAT book for walking a child through a mindfulness exercise. I use it in my therapy practice with kids around the age of 8-10 and they really love it! They are able to acquire a place of calm during the practice and they all report how much they enjoyed the exercise afterward. These children always leave the session calm and relaxed and having a clear picture of what mindfulness exercise entails." - Amazon Reviewer Strstoutmom. "My 8 year old daughter loves for me to read the meditation stories to her before bed. The stories send uplifting messages to young kids...and it helps settle me for sleep too!" - Amazon Reviewer CW. "I'm a teacher and I've used this book with my 3rd graders to teach them mindfulness and they love it! They always cheer when we do "Mindfulness Monday" or any day we do the mindfulness exercises. They have wonderful pre-lesson activities that include questions and some hands on activities as well. I've usually done the questions because it builds up nicely to the mindfulness practice it's connected to, but I haven't done as many of the hands on activities. I think this is a wonderful book to expose kids to mindfulness and a great teaching tool!" - Amazon Reviewer Audra Hackett Benefits: This book offers effective ways for children to develop healthy responses to everyday stresses at school or at home. It is designed for children with diverse attention spans and learning styles, and can help children feel comforted in stressful situations. The activities in this book help children learn: Gentle Relaxation Calm Focus Feeling Peaceful Falling Asleep More Easily Increase Focus & Concentration Improve Relationships Through mindfulness practices, children learn powerful techniques to soothe themselves or focus when needed. Let this book be your guide and inspiration! * The meditations included in this book are also available in audio version, CDs and MP3s, with soothing music and peaceful narration. Subject: Meditation for kids, Meditation for children, Childrens meditation, Sleep meditation for, Fun mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness Skills for Kids Teens

Author : Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN
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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

Five Minutes to Mindfulness Kids

Author : Dr. Ashleigh Stewart
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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!

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author : Christopher Willard
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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.

Calm Mindfulness for Kids

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
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Teach your kids how to focus their thoughts and notice the world around them with this fun mindfulness kids activity book. Mindfulness activities are a great way to teach children about their thoughts and feelings and how to understand them - while having fun at the same time.This book is packed with activities - make a mindfulness jar, learn how to appreciate food with mindful eating, and get out into nature and explore the outside world. Calm- Mindfulness for Kidshas everything you need to know about focusing your child's mind to help them enjoy and appreciate things that they take for granted every day, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Children are guided through each activity, to make sure they achieve maximum enjoyment and awareness. All children will learn and react to each activity in a different way and parent's notes give advice on how to encourage children to embrace mindfulness in the modern world. Each specially designed activity is flexible for each child's needs and inspires them to seek calmness and tranquility in all situations. Calm- Mindfulness for Kidsshows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents

Author : Randye J. Semple
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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.

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

Author : Elizabeth McAvoy
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A classroom is a high-energy, dynamic environment in which there are dozens of moving parts at any given moment. Teachers need to be able to think quickly and remain calm in the face of constant change. Being mindful helps teachers act effectively as opposed to reactively, which facilitates classroom management and improves the climate of the classroom and school. Mindfulness also helps teachers reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and organization, and be more observant and responsive. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Author : Candy Gunther Brown
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Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular educational tools, Candy Gunther Brown asks whether religion is truly left out of the equation in the context of public-school curricula. An expert witness in four legal challenges, Brown scrutinized unpublished trial records, informant interviews, and legal precedents, as well as insider documents, some revealing promoters of "Vedic victory" or "stealth Buddhism" for public-school children. The legal challenges are fruitful cases for Brown's analysis of the concepts of religious and secular. While notions of what makes something religious or secular are crucial to those who study religion, they have special significance in the realm of public and legal norms. They affect how people experience their lives, raise their children, and navigate educational systems. The question of religion in public education, Brown shows, is no longer a matter of jurisprudence focused largely on the establishment of a Protestant Bible or nonsectarian prayer. Instead, it now reflects an increasingly diverse American religious landscape. Reconceptualizing secularization as transparency and religious voluntarism, Brown argues for an opt-in model for public-school programs.

Mindfulness for Adult ADHD

Author : Lidia Zylowska
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Mindfulness has emerged as a valuable component of treatment for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This concise manual presents an evidence-based group intervention specifically tailored to the needs of this population. The Mindful Awareness Practices for ADHD (MAPs) program helps participants cultivate self-regulation of attention, emotions, and behavior; awareness of ADHD challenges; self-acceptance; and self-compassion. With a stepwise teaching approach and meditation periods that are shorter than in other mindfulness programs, MAPs is designed to optimize learning. Included are step-by-step instructions for conducting the eight sessions, scripts for guided meditations, 32 reproducible handouts and session summaries, and “Adaptation for Individual Therapy” boxes. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download printable copies of the reproducible tools and audio recordings of the guided practices.

Mindfulness for Children

Author : Sarah Rudell Beach
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Simple and fun mindfulness activities to do with children up to age 11 to build beneficial lifelong skills that promote resilience, joy, focus and calm, and improve overall wellbeing. Helping children to be more mindful is a powerful gift. By being mindful they will learn to recognise and manage their emotions, be more able to calm down when they are upset, become better at focusing on important tasks, and be more able to interact with others with empathy and generosity. These are fundamental skills that children will need throughout their life, but that they often aren't taught explicitly. Think of how often we demand that children “pay attention” or “calm down”, without ever having shown them how to do so. Now parents can, with help from mindfulness expert Sarah Rudell Beach. Parents first learn how to be more mindful themselves before teaching their children basic mindfulness skills. With easy-to-follow activities, chapter by chapter children learn to Soothe, Focus, Feel, Pause, Appreciate and Connect. Each activity includes variations for different age groups, along with "emergency" how-tos for particularly stressful moments.