Growing Up Mindful

Author: Christopher Willard
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 162203631X
Size: 10,82 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 546

The American Psychological Association’s 2014 survey on stress made an alarming discovery: America’s teens are now the most stressed-out age group in the country. Growing Up Mindful shows parents and professionals alike how to model and teach the skills of mindfulness that will empower our youth for the rest of their lives with greater self-awareness, resiliency, and confidence. While many adults now understand how mindfulness practice helps us alleviate the stress and anxiety of our busy modern lives, getting a typical teenager on board is another story. Dr. Christopher Willard draws on his work with hundreds of young children, tweens, and teens—along with countless hours training parents, teachers, and other counselors—to make the principles and practices of mindfulness accessible, entertaining, and cool for people of all ages and interests. Features dozens of exercises to incorporate mindfulness into daily life (in class, extracurricular activities, among peers), specific meditations and movement practices, compassion training, and more.

Raising Resilience

Author: Christopher Willard
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622038681
Size: 15,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 652

In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings on the virtues and qualities that we most want to pass on to our kids—such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience. Today, a growing body of research from neuroscience and social psychology supports these teachings, offering insights into cultivating these virtues in ourselves and in our families. Raising Resilience is a practical guide for parents and educators of children from preschool through adolescence, detailing ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children. Bridging the latest science with Eastern wisdom to explore ourselves and share with our children, Dr. Christopher Willard offers a wealth of teachings on: • Getting through Giving—the many types of generosity we can model for kids, and the fascinating new findings on the power of giving • Why Doing the Right Thing Is the Right Thing to Do—living in harmony with oneself, one’s family, and one’s community • Less is More Parenting—how letting go of what’s no longer necessary creates space, freedom, and the possibility for something new • Building a Wiser Brain—three types of wisdom and how to steer kids’ “under-construction” minds toward wise action • Even the Buddha Had Helicopter Parents—releasing anxiety about over- or under-parenting and the desire for the “perfect” family • The Buddha and the Marshmallow—patience in spirituality and science, including practices to strengthen patience in yourself and your children • What Sets Us Free—how truthfulness and honest behavior create safety and freedom for everyone • Growing Up with a Grit and Growth Mindset—the best ways to encourage resilience and determination through reinforcing and rewarding the “growth mindset” • The Kindness Contagion—cultivating lovingkindness, compassion, and empathy • Finding Balance in a Broken World and Staying Steady through the Stress—how to abide life’s inevitable ups and downs through the attitude of equanimity “The practices in this book ultimately come together to help us build thriving, happy, and resilient families and communities, regardless of how we categorize them,” writes Dr. Willard. Raising Resilience is an accessible resource to help each one of us and our family members, “evolve and grow into our best selves.”

Applied Mindfulness

Author: Victor G. Carrión, M.D.
Editor: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615372121
Size: 13,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 470

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 Mindful Path To Addiction Recovery

Author: Lawrence Peltz
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309189
Size: 16,45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 437

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.

Friendship As Freedom

Author: Kate Johnson
Editor: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1941529895
Size: 18,22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 144

Johnson offers a new and effective model for navigating differences and building real connections: true friendship. Drawing on her own experience growing up biracial in the Midwest and her experience as a Buddhist teacher, she shows how connecting deeply across differences can be a powerful tool for social change. Current zeitgeist urges us to be mindful, to take a path often described as "awakening." When we wake up in the 21st century, though, we are waking up to a world in which many people are suffering. We have all contributed to inequitable social systems, and we know there are institutions in which many are oppressed. Acknowledging the suffering of separation and recognizing our own contributions to it can be enough to make us want to go to back to sleep. Friendship as Freedom offers perspectives and practices from the Buddha's teachings and places them in conversation with Black, feminist, disability, and queer studies frameworks to help reframe, contextualize, and integrate experiences of waking up in a way that moves us toward individual and collective liberation. Our personal awakening can lead to an interpersonal enlightenment experience. Johnson shows how we can extend our awakening to oppression out to community, and even to friendship: true friendship, a relationship with ourselves and others that allows us to enact and embody freedom, in our social structures, in our politics, in our spirits. The spiritual idea of expanding friendship out to all is one that exists in every major religious and secular humanist tradition. Such friendship is an affirmation of our belief that all of us are interconnected, regardless of race, class, body size, immigration status, or any other characteristic of social identity or experience.

Mindfulness For Anxious Kids

Author: Catherine Cook-Cottone
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1684031338
Size: 14,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 476

Help your child stay calm when anxiety takes hold. In The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids, two licensed psychologists offer fun and effective mindfulness and emotion regulation activities to help kids cope with anxiety, panic, stress, fear, and worry. Between school, friends, and just growing up, it’s normal for kids to feel worried or anxious some of the time. But if your child’s anxiety is getting in the way of achieving goals or living life, they may need a little extra help managing stress and difficult feelings. This workbook is a great place to start. The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids provides engaging and evidence-based activities grounded in mindfulness practices and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help kids stay calm and balance their emotions—whether they’re at school, with friends, or at home. Using the skills outlined in this workbook, your child will learn to manage anxiety associated with daily life, anxiety disorders, and trauma. The workbook also addresses specific anxiety issues, such as panic, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias. Emotions can be confusing, and negative or difficult emotions are often the cause of anxiety in children. But emotions cannot be avoided. This workbook will help your child make friends with their emotions, understand them, and use them effectively.

Mindfulness And Meditation Your Questions Answered

Author: Blaise Aguirre
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440852979
Size: 19,75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 762

This book serves as an approachable introduction to the topics of mindfulness and meditation, especially as they relate to teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers make it a valuable tool for anyone curious about this enduring and trending topic. • Makes the subject accessible to readers by means of a simple Q&Amp;A format • Helps readers hone their research and critical thinking skills in a Guide to Health Literacy section • Provides real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book through case studies • Dispels popular misconceptions in a Common Myths section and directs readers towards accurate information • Points readers towards additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources

Mindfulness And Yoga In Schools

Author: Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826131735
Size: 18,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 218

This is the first research-based text intended to help teachers and practitioners implement mindfulness and yoga programs in schools. A complete review of the literature on mindfulness and yoga interventions is provided along with detailed steps on how to implement such programs. Training requirements, classroom set-up, trauma-sensitive practices, and existing quality programs are reviewed. Twelve core principles of mindfulness and yoga in schools are woven throughout for the utmost in continuity. As a whole, the book provides tools for enhancing classroom and school practices as well as personal well-being. It is distinguished by its emphasis on research, translation of research into practice, and insight into potential roadblocks when using mindfulness and yoga in schools. Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools provides: A thorough examination of the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in reducing stress and conflict and enhancing student engagement to serve as a rationale for integrating such programs into schools How-to sections for training, classroom and lesson plan preparation, and implementing specific techniques and comprehensive programs Photographs, scripts, and figures to help implement your own programs A tool for assessing and cultivating teacher and student self-care Part I reviews the conceptual model for embodied self-regulation and the risks associated with a lack of self-regulation, an intervention model used in education, and tips for implementing mindfulness and yogic practices within this approach. Parts II and III review the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and yoga and critically review the mindfulness and yoga protocols and interventions implemented in schools. Part IV addresses mindful self-care for students and teachers, including a scale for establishing self-care goals and a scoring system.

Millie And Her Mindful Of Mess

Author: Rebecca Kelly
Editor: Big Learnings for Growing Minds
ISBN: 9780646816470
Size: 10,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 819

Millie is a young girl who experiences anxiety and big overwhelming feelings. Luckily her wonderful cat Jasper reminds her how to relax and calm herself down. We are introduced to Millies 'Monkey mind' who stirs up all her worries and fears. Discover how Millie connects to her 'Gentle Turtle' within to help conquer her 'Monkey Mind'. Observe Millie as she practices her techniques to manage her thoughts and emotions as she builds her inner strength, confidence and resilience. Our book is a simple way to connect with your child, enjoy some down time and learn calming techniques together. Mindfulness is an ongoing practice for us all. Being present, connected to your breath and detached from your mind is where you find your stillness and peace. Children not only benefit from Mindfulness in the short term but it also sets them up with skills for life to manage stress, make positive choices and create healthy habits for a happy life. If we can create these 'healthy habits' into their lives from an early age, we can help improve the behaviours they choose in adulthood. We have this opportunity to give our children positive habits of self awareness, cognitive control, emotional intelligence, self regulation and a higher tolerance to stress. With mindfulness and meditation as part of their education we can encourage a greater sense of self, contentment, patience, non judgement and peace within. As the body becomes more practised in this we learn to live more in our parasympathetic nervous system (calm, relaxed, slow) rather than our reactive sympathetic nervous system (flight, fight, freeze and stress). The importance of these learnings becomes more apparent as our world increases with stimulation, noise, busyness and materialism. Namaste

Mindful Moments

Author: Institute of Positive Education
ISBN: 9780648742227
Size: 11,47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 895

These Mindful Moments booklets are a helpful Positive Education resource for any teacher wanting to include mindfulness-based practices in the classroom setting.The use of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in schools is continuing to increase and there is an ever-growing body of research regarding their effectiveness. The research shows that practicing mindfulness leads to improved levels of wellbeing for teacher and the student.This booklet is not a specific programme, but rather provides simple yet effective ideas and activities to enable you to integrate mindfulness into classrooms and educational environments.The activities are creative and grounding, whilst offering an easy way to break up a lesson and allow students and teachers to build a connection whilst improving their sense of wellbeing.