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The Mindful Child

Author : Susan Kaiser Greenland
ISBN : 1416583564
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Mindful Child Journal

Author : Rachel Gonzalez
ISBN : 0464071615
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The Mindful Child Journal is a wonderful way for children to learn and explore about Mindfulness and to explore more about themselves. Registered Children's Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Facilitator, Rachel Gonzalez, guides your child to be more compassionate, to create more calm in their lives, to be more creative and to use Mindfulness as part of their daily lives. This four week interactive journal is a great way for children to connect more with their bodies by practicing Mindfulness techniques and Yoga poses. The tools in this journal will open the door for children to lead a more mindful life. (For children ages: 8-12)
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The Mindful Child Series Books 1 3

Author : Freya Gates
ISBN : 9798648592223
Genre :
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Teaching a child with minimal fuss requires the perfect game plan! Toddler or teen, your child will respond . . .If only you understand them. "Interesting must-read because the subject is relevant and will guide many parents in dealing with their children and helping to develop their emotional intelligence so that they grow up to become successful individuals." --5 Stars, Readers' Favorite Freya Gates is here to equip you with all you need to make parenting much easier, and keep you sane throughout! Once you begin to understand your children, you can focus on what's important instead of second-guessing. And that is spending time with them. The Mindful Child series will help you identify low emotional intelligence and manage it, make the potty transition a breeze and offer solutions for children with ADHD. Inside you will discover: VOL. I The key to understanding children that struggle with low EQ . . . How to measure emotional quotients . . . How to identify indicators . . . The 5-step system to build rapport with children across the board . . . The biggest behavioral problems and how to manage them correctly . . . The benefits of increasing communication . . . VOL II Common myths and misconceptions parents MUST be aware of . . . Developmental theories and their bathroom applications . . . Preparations and coaching tips to keep your child engaged . . . How to overcome the biggest hurdles . . . VOL. III The comprehensive signs and symptoms for which to watch . . . Techniques by which to circumvent both arguments and accidents . . . Tips on reading with ADHD . . . How to improve the power of speech . . . Ways to effectively deal with tantrums . . . Dieting guidelines and natural cures . . . Smoke and mirrors-the myriad of myths surrounding ADHD today . . . A wealth of great activities to do at home . . . AND MORE! Mutual understanding is the foundation of healthy, lifelong relationships. So, languish not for another day. It's time to get to know your child and build a better rapport! Get it now.
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Building Blocks For The Mindful Child

Author : Johnathan Wilson
ISBN : 0999743309
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This exciting book will help teach your child how to use basic mindfulness principles to deal with peer pressure and self identity.
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The Mindful Mother

Author : Naomi Chunilal
ISBN : 9781780288741
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 50.38 MB
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"Mindfulness is perfect for new mothers The mindful mother will support, nurture and guide you through pregnancy, labour and early motherhood ... Using simple and powerful mediation and self-development practices based upon Buddhist and Yogic principles, you can steer a clear path through pregnancy and childbirth, into new motherhood. Speaking to the heart with wisdom, insight and humour, [This book] gives you a practical life and emotional lifeline, helping you to: cope and thrive through common moterhring dilemmas; find balance and equilibrium between work and home ; restore and raise energy, vitality and resilience levels ; engage your mind to work with you, rather than against you ; survive and enjoy daily life with a newborn baby awaken the heart to greater love, contentment and happiness"--Back cover.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Mindful School

Author : Patricia A. Jennings
ISBN : 9781462540020
Genre : Education
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Demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for both educators and students in PreK–12, this book presents flexible models for implementing and sustaining schoolwide initiatives. Compelling case studies show how mindfulness practices can enhance students' academic and social–emotional functioning as well as teacher effectiveness. Chapters review the evidence base for available programs, reflect on lessons learned in real schools, and provide guidance for planning and decision making. The roles of school leaders, teachers, counselors, and parents in creating a more supportive and compassionate school climate are discussed. Also described are innovative approaches to professional development and preservice teacher training.
Category: Education

Happiness The Mindful Way

Author : Ken A. Verni, Psy.D.
ISBN : 9781465474421
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 57.17 MB
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Happiness: The Mindful Way is a practical step-by-step guide to help focus the mind, improve performance, and be happy. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide is filled with infographics and questionnaires, making the road to happiness an enjoyable, personal journey. Discover how breathing techniques, body scanning, and simple meditation can help you be in the present moment, lessen anxiety, and distance yourself from damaging emotions. The range of methods presented makes it easy to tailor a program to fit your needs. From coping with anxiety to breaking bad habits to making a speech in front of a crowd, Happiness: The Mindful Way offers foolproof methods and expert advice for gaining resilience, confidence, and communication skills, and becoming more successful in the pursuit of your goals.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Mindful Nation

Author : Congressman Tim Ryan
ISBN : 9781401939311
Genre : Social Science
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In one of the most optimistic books to come out of Washington during these trying times, Congressman Tim Ryan presents us with an inspiring and hopeful view of our country's future-and a roadmap for how to get there. Across America, people are feeling squeezed, exhausted, and running faster and faster while falling farther behind. The economy continues to struggle, wars rage on, and every week brings news of another environmental disaster. Everything seems broken and people feel helpless to make a difference. Despite this bleak outlook, there are strands of quiet hope and confidence. People are beginning to take action in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal. This new way is based on the timeless and universal practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, stick-to-it-iveness, and getting the job done. And it's manifesting in every sector of our society—it's helping sick people work with their pain, school children improve their learning, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more inclusive and effective leaders. All these benefits—and more—are supported by scientific research on mindfulness that is regularly reported by the mainstream media, such as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. In A Mindful Nation , Congressman Tim Ryan—an all-American guy from the heartland who is also a thoughtful, committed leader—takes this story about the benefits of mindfulness to the next level. He connects the dots between what's happening with mindfulness in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and army bases across the country by sharing his interactions with experts in education, defense, health care, criminal justice, and the environment. A Mindful Nation paints a picture of emerging solutions that both benefit the reader and address the societal difficulties we are facing. Ryan's folksy, warm, and encouraging voice uplifts us and shows that there is something we can do right here and right now to help ourselves and our country. Both inspiring and pragmatic, A Mindful Nation shows how the benefits of mindfulness apply to the current challenges that affect each of us in our own lives and in our communities, and thus have implications for our society as a whole. With a hard-nosed understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get something done, Ryan connects a practical approach—lead with the science, show the savings and show how this can help us educate our children to be competitive in the world arena—with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can reinvigorate our core American values and transform and revitalize our communities.
Category: Social Science

A Mindful Nation

Author : Tim Ryan
ISBN : 9781401939304
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that adopting the practice of meditation would yield benefits in the United States, including reinvigorating core American values and revitalizing communities.
Category: Social Science

Mindful Parenting

Author : Susan Bögels
ISBN : 9781461474067
Genre : Psychology
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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.
Category: Psychology

Mindful Games

Author : Susan Kaiser Greenland
ISBN : 9780834840522
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A practical and playful guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"—Attention, Balance, and Compassion—for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces: · Anchor games that develop concentration · Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus · Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking · Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives—especially our children.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mindful Parenting Collection

Author : Daniel J. Siegel MD
ISBN : 9781101578070
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Learn about the joys and pitfalls of parenting—from infancy to adolescence—and strategies for raising well-adjusted, competent children with open minds and big hearts, from two of Tarcher/Penguin’s favorite authors. Now only $25.99! Parenting from the Inside Out by Dr. Daniel Siegel How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children. Little Big Minds by Marietta McCarty A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds (a New York Times extended list bestseller) guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.
Category: Family & Relationships

Mindfulness For Children

Author : Uz Afal
ISBN : 085783519X
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 46.94 MB
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This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it's becoming more popular and how to do it. It combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents/carers with a fun and engaging commentary on the theory and science behind the practice. Uz takes you through the day, from waking, eating, learning and appreciating to sleeping, including exercises for how to cope with exams, how to deal with the screen culture and what mindfulness practises you can do in holiday time. Together, this gives the reader an enjoyable and accessible path into the practice of mindfulness for children. Many schools are not able to include mindfulness in their curricula and educators and parents alike are eager to have more guidance on how to support children. This current era of rising levels of child mental health, with the pressures in schools as well as the increasingly fast-paced, digitized and image-obsessed world is having a really negative effect. Mindfulness for Children is a positive and practical tool that will give children the skills to manage their feelings, increase their confidence and concentration levels as well as aiding their transition to secondary school. And it can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Mindful Mom To Be

Author : Lori Bregman
ISBN : 9781623363024
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Strengthening your own foundation is one of the very best beginnings you can give your child. In The Mindful Mom-to-Be, doula and pregnancy coach Lori Bregman guides you in your journey toward motherhood by empowering you to find what works best for you and your baby. In addition to concrete, prescriptive health information, including nutritional advice, natural remedies, developmental milestones, and techniques for labor, she offers simple and enjoyable spiritual and emotional exercises to help you prepare for motherhood. As Lori explains, you're not just birthing a baby; you're birthing yourself as a mom, too. With month-by-month advice, comprehensive checklists, and customizable birth plans, this is your indispensible, holistic companion for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Mindful Fennec Fox

Author : Charlotte Dane
ISBN : 1647432197
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 37.75 MB
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Fennec Fox routinely impressed his family, friends, and teachers with his ability to look remain mindful and peaceful, even when the going was tough. He was able to ignore the past and future and focus on the present. Whatever the difficulties, he powered through them. But he wasn't always that way. Once upon a time, Fennec Fox's friend Fox showed him a simple and small tip that completely changed his approach. Find out what this tip is, and how to use it to instill emotional maturity, mental toughness, and resilience in your growing child! Teach your child: -How to get into a mindful state of mind immediately - for children and adults alike -The value of observing your emotions instead of being controlled by them -The lesson of how to find peace of mind in any situation Original, engaging, humorous, and re-readable. This is a children's book about building values and teaching life skills. Charlotte Dane possesses a unique understanding of child psychology, which allows her to write tales that are both educational and captivating for children. The Teach Me How! Children's Book Series is aimed at teaching children essential life skills, mindsets, and paths to success and happiness. Charlotte combines adorable and charming characters with wit and humor that even adults will enjoy. This series is perfect for children ages 3-11, and the adults that interact with them (parents, caretakers, teachers, relatives, coaches, and so on)! For free printable resources, worksheets, exercises, and mazes, visit BigBarnPress.com.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Mindful Path Through Worry And Rumination

Author : Sameet M. Kumar
ISBN : 9781608826957
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be? People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination offers powerful mindfulness strategies derived from Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological techniques to help you stop overthinking what you can't control-the future and the past-and learn how to find contentment in the present moment.
Category: Self-Help

Mindfulness For Children

Author : Tracy Daniel
ISBN : 9781507208144
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 83.9 MB
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Introduce your children to the practice of mindfulness so they can learn to reduce stress, regulate behavior and emotions, and develop a positive self-image along the way. Mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life as effective ways to improve both physical and mental health. Make sure the whole family—even the little ones—are embracing the full range of benefits with Mindfulness for Children. Start your family’s mindfulness practice with these exercises for achieving peace, calm, and positivity. These simple activities will help you and your child get ready for bedtime, calm down after a stressful situation, discuss your feelings in a safe environment, and more. For example, for energetic children, try a short walk or do some easy, calming yoga poses to sharpen focus. With over 150 meditations for different situations, there’s a strategy in Mindfulness for Children fit for every moment and every family.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Mindful Path To Addiction Recovery

Author : Lawrence Peltz
ISBN : 9781590309186
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 78.15 MB
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.
Category: Self-Help

The Mindful Diet

Author : Ruth Wolever PhD
ISBN : 9781451666823
Genre : Health & Fitness
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“An essential, must-read guide” (Dr. Susan Albers, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Mindfully) from the renowned Duke Integrative Medicine center: the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle. It’s easy on occasion to eat too much, eat too quickly, eat for comfort, or choose junk food. But every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy and aren’t able to overcome the largest roadblock to these changes—ingrained eating habits. Now two leading experts from Duke Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health—a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how what we eat and drink affects our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through the practice of mindfulness. Loaded with concrete meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, nutrition advice, and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to manage cravings, curb emotional overeating, and figure out when you are full. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to eating, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits—including stress, unhappiness, and even unconscious beliefs—and provides a roadmap for sustainable change. “This is not an eat this, don’t eat that program; rather, it’s an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure” (Publishers Weekly). Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to re-program your body, make healthy choices, lose weight, and keep it off for life.
Category: Health & Fitness

Mindfulness For Children

Author : Uz Afzal
ISBN : 9780857836540
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 87.39 MB
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'There's never been a better time to encourage the little people to develop their natural abilities to be wise, calm and mind. This book is full of approachable yet effective ways to makemindfulness part of family life, whatever that looks like for you.' - Rohan Gunatillake, Creator of buddhify This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it's becoming more popular and how to do it. It combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents/carers with a fun and engaging commentary on the theory and science behind the practice. Uz takes you through the day, from waking, eating, learning and appreciating to sleeping, including exercises for how to cope with exams, how to deal with the screen culture and what mindfulness practises you can do in holiday time. Together, this gives the reader an enjoyable and accessible path into the practice of mindfulness for children. Many schools are not able to include mindfulness in their curricula and educators and parents alike are eager to have more guidance on how to support children. This current era of rising levels of child mental health, with the pressures in schools as well as the increasingly fast-paced, digitized and image-obsessed world is having a really negative effect. Mindfulness for Children is a positive and practical tool that will give children the skills to manage their feelings, increase their confidence and concentration levels as well as aiding their transition to secondary school. And it can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress.
Category: Health & Fitness