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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 4901

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.

Breathe, Chill

A Handy Book of Games and Techniques Introducing Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation to Kids and Teens

Author: Lisa Roberts

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495314698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 7973

This book for teachers, parents, and others who work with children is adapted from traditional meditation and yoga techniques and presented in factual, kid-friendly language. Breathe, Chill presents 70 breathing, meditation and relaxation activities adapted for children of all ages. Some exercises offer an outlet for tension or stress, while others stealthily teach deep breathing skills, present moment awareness and relaxation. Organized into three sections, Breath Play, Breathing Techniques, and Relaxation and Meditation Techniques, each exercise is broken down in the same format: What is it? How does it help me? How do I do it?

Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

Author: Lorraine Murray

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159346

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 3009

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.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author: Christopher Willard,Amy Saltzman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522386

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 6189

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.

A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 1955

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).

Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840529

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 904

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.

Contemplative Practices in Action

Spirituality, Meditation, and Health

Author: Thomas G. Plante

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382565

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 261

View: 1605

This groundbreaking primer illuminates contemplative methods that can improve mental and physical health. * Foreword by renowned author and scholar Huston Smith, subject of the five-part PBS special, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith * Contributions from 13 expert authors * Case studies showing how contemplative practices are being used to cope with modern stress and disorders among groups as diverse as caregivers, pregnant women, people living with HIV, and veterans dealing with PTSD

Wildmind

Author: Bodhipaksa

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 1907314326

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9417

Meditation helps us to cut through the agonizing clutter of superficial mental turmoil and allows us to experience more spacious and joyful states of mind. It is this pure and luminous state that I call your Wildmind. From how to build your own stool to how a raisin can help you meditate, this illustrated guide explains everything you need to know to start or strengthen your meditation practice.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety

Author: Randye J. Semple,Jennifer Lee

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608825325

Category: Psychology

Page: 394

View: 4758

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children offers a complete professional treatment program designed to help children ages nine through twelve who struggle with anxiety. This twelve-session protocol can be used to treat anxious children in group or individual therapy. The poems, stories, session summaries, and home practice activities on the enclosed CD-ROM supplement child therapy sessions and parent meetings to illuminate mindful awareness concepts and practices. In twelve simple sessions, children will learn new ways to relate to anxious thoughts and feelings and develop the ability to respond to life events with greater awareness and confidence. Help children manage the symptoms of all types of anxiety: •Panic disorder •Agoraphobia •Obsessive-compulsive disorder •Post-traumatic stress disorder •Generalized anxiety disorder •Social phobia •Specific phobias •Separation anxiety disorder •School refusal

Mindful Games Activity Cards

55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness With Kids and Teens

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611804094

Category: Meditation

Page: N.A

View: 5941

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.

Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 1871

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.

To Kill a Mockingbird 40th

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

ISBN: 9780060194994

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 507

The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a Black man accused of rape

Mindful Kids

50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace

Author: Whitney Stewart

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

ISBN: 9781782853275

Category:

Page: 50

View: 4459

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.

I Am Peace

A Book of Mindfulness

Author: Susan Verde

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2343

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.

The Willpower Instinct

How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101553731

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 6910

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Masculinity, Meditation and Mental Health

Author: T. Lomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137345284

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 3867

It is said that men are 'in crisis,' blighted by the adverse effects of corrosive masculine norms ranging from emotional disconnection to aggression. This book follows one group of men seeking to overcome their masculine inheritance and ultimately reach a sense of wellbeing by taking up meditation.

Master of Mindfulness

How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress

Author: Laurie Grossman,Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626255792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 6257

Faster than a speeding spitball, more powerful than a playground bully, able to breeze through homework and finish nightly chores in a single bound, it’s Master of Mindfulness—here to conquer stress, worry, and any trouble that comes your way! Do you ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, or trouble with friends? If so, mindfulness can help. Master of Mindfulness is a unique and empowering book written for kids by kids, with cool illustrations and tips that show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength so that you can be your own superhero—no matter what life throws your way! Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time, but the truth is that all kids have stress—especially when dealing with difficulties at school, at home, or with friends. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard, and you can’t stop thinking about them or you react too fast. You might be mad, sad, irritated, embarrassed, anxious, jealous, or even disappointed with yourself when things don’t go the way you would’ve hoped. And when you’re really upset, it’s hard to make good decisions—you may end up doing something that you regret later or that gets you into trouble. You could probably use some help—and fast!—but where can you turn? This book will give you the skills you need to bring up your own superpowers by showing you how mindfulness, like stopping to take a few deep, mindful breaths, can help you calm down and deal with things differently. Written by Laurie Grossman, cofounder of Mindful Schools and director of program development at Inner Explorer, and Mr. Musumeci’s fifth grade class at Reach Academy in Oakland, California, Master of Mindfulness presents helpful practices—mindful activities proven to make it easier to pay attention, accept yourself and others, manage your anger, and even get to sleep at night. The book features cool, mixed media illustrations with real kids’ drawings and stories about how mindfulness can help in different stressful situations. It even covers some of the brain science behind why mindfulness helps kids to feel better, stay in the present moment, be kind, and make good decisions. The book includes easy and fun practices, like mindful breathing, noticing your feelings, paying attention to your body, and mindful eating, as well as links to engaging audio recordings produced by Mr. Musumeci’s students. And once you become a master of mindfulness, you can help others by sharing your superpower and teaching them how to do it, too—your parents, your teachers, and your friends. When things go wrong, or when you have scary thoughts or strong feelings, you may need help to sort it all out, no matter how old you are. Learning and practicing mindfulness can make it easier to deal with the issues you face every day by showing you how to tap into your own inner strength in times of stress. So, why not use mindfulness and start being your own superhero today?

Self-Esteem Games

300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good about Themselves

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471180272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 8879

A delightful way to build children's self-esteem andself-confidence—from age three to twelve. The key ingredient in children's development, emotionally,socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their ownself-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will givethem just that. These joyful activities help children learn how tomake friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves,use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat,positive advice—including tips for betterparenting—with step-by-step directions for each activity. BARBARA SHER, MA, OTR (Whitehorn, California) has 30years' experience as a teacher and occupational therapist,specializing in pediatrics. Under the sponsorship of the Center forIntercultural Education of Georgetown University, she conductsself-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around theworld. A delightful way to build children's self-esteem andself-confidence—from ages three to twelve. The key to children's development—emotionally, socially,and intellectually—is a strong sense of their own self-worth.The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them justthat. Developed by author Barbara Sher over the course of thirtyyears as a parent, teacher, and play specialist, these joyfulactivities require no special preparation or equipment. Familiescan play a game virtually anywhere, with any number ofparticipants. Combines upbeat, positive advice—including tips for betterparenting— with easy directions for positive play. Helps children learn how to make friends, express feelings,trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, andmore. Barbara Sher, OT (Whitehorn, CA), has 30 years' experience as ateacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. Sheconducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and childrenaround the world.

Ready, Set, Breathe

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family

Author: Carla Naumburg

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 9151

How can you prepare for and prevent your kids’ inevitable meltdowns? Ready, Set, Breathe will show you andyour child how to focus, calm down, and live in the present moment. Being a parent is stressful, and when your child has a meltdown, it can be difficult to keep cool—let alone help your child to calm down. Ready, Set, Breathe offers real solutions to help you both deal with stress using everyday mindfulness games, activities, rituals, and habits. Designed for children ages 2-10 years old, this book is fun, engaging, and effective. As any parent knows, children aren’t always receptive to what you say. Parental advice is often ignored or perceived as intrusive; and trying to get your kid to calm down and breathe can turn into an unpleasant power struggle in which you feel powerless and frustrated; and your child can feel nagged or bullied. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, you’ll learn to teach mindfulness to your child in the most enjoyable and realistic way possible. You’ll also learn skills to help yourself stay calm when your child does act up—especially in public. This is a must-read for all parents!

Through the Gateway of the Heart, Second Edition

Accounts and Experiences with MDMA and other Empathogenic Substances

Author: Sophia Adamson

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0929150805

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

View: 5527

Ecstasy... empathy...openness...compassion...peace...acceptance... being...forgiveness...healing...re-birth...unity...emotional bonding... caring...celebration...these are some of the terms people use to describe their experiences with a class of substances, of which MDMA 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as Adam, ecstasy, Molly, or XTC) has become the best known. Although related in a general way to the psychedelic (“mind-manifesting”) substances such as LSD, psilocybin and mescaline, these substances are different in that they do not usually produce visions, hallucinations, or altered perceptions of reality. Even more importantly, these substances seem to consistently induce positive affect and reduce or attenuate anxiety in significant contrast to the classical psychedelics which can amplify and elaborate both positive and negative affects. Because of the high percentage of major positive insight experiences reported with these substances, and the relatively low incidence of undesirable side-effects, these drugs have attracted favorable attention from a number of psychotherapists who regard them as facilitators of therapeutic insight and change. They have also been used by some teachers and practitioners of meditation who see them as important amplifiers of emotional and sensory awareness and as aids to spiritual practice. The present book is a collection of personal accounts of these kinds of states of heightened awareness, particularly awareness of one’s own emotions. They are remarkable both for the uniformity with which people affirm their positive value, and for the diversity and range of individual differences. The experiences reported here all occurred within a context of either psychotherapy, serious self-exploration, relationship communication, or spiritual practice. Some are accounts of individuals with psychological disturbances, including two rape victims who took the substance as part of their psychotherapy. Most of the individuals whose experiences are related here took the substances with guidance from someone experienced in their use in order to further their personal and spiritual growth. Ralph Metzner, PhD

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