We know the benefits of mindfulness for ourselves, but what about our children?
Building mindful habits at a young age can help children curb boredom, develop self soothing skills, and increase patience.
I Am Peace by Susan Verde; Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)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 Peacewill help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.
Call Number: JUVENILE EASY VERDE
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
Mindful Classrooms by James ButlerTeaching students how to focus and self-regulate at a young age can provide them with skills that will help throughout their schooling and adult lives. Like anyone, they need easy-to-remember tools and strategies to calm their minds and focus on the moment. This interactive, researchbased curriculum helps preK and elementary teachers integrate simple, ready-to-use stretching, breathing, and reflective exercises as well as other mindfulness practices into their daily routines.
Publication Date: 2019-04-03
Mindful Me by Stacy Peterson (Illustrator); Whitney StewartSometimes kids' lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over. When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! This easily digestible guide introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges. With step-by-step instructions to over thirty breathing, relaxation, and guided meditation exercises, readers will have an entire toolkit at their disposal and writing prompts will help them process their discoveries. Clearly written and incredibly relatable, this invaluable resource provides a positive introduction to the world of self-care and mindfulness.
Call Number: JUVENILE 158.12083 STEWART 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Take the Time by Maud RoegiersNautilus Silver Award Winner Take the time andbe with friends, close your eyes when you are hugged, let the cold tickle your cheeks, think about what you are doing, and take the time to love. Our world goes entirely too fast, with childhood now an overscheduled succession of years, with many children involved in too many "enriching" activities, with children overtaxed by schools seeking high student scores, or with well-meaning parents driven to find success for their children. Take the Time encourages children and parents to find space in their lives to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. Both parent and child can learn to "experience the experience" rather than rushing from one thing to another. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward self-awareness and mindfulness. And when any old day feels topsy-turvy, mindfulness tools may help your child calm down and feel better.
Call Number: JUVENILE EASY ROEGIERS
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One) by Mariam Gates; Libby VanderPloeg (Illustrator)Don't just do something, be here. The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness- paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity. This engaging guide, packed with simple exercises and endearing full-color artwork, provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. Chapters on meditation, yoga, and mindful breathing explain the benefits of these practices, and you are free to pick and choose what to try. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life. With the appeal of a workbook or guided journal, and full of examples relevant to tweens and teens today, this book will be your trusted companion as you begin the valuable, stress-relieving work of being still with skill.
Growing up Mindful by Christopher WillardIntroducing mindfulness into the lives of our children and teenagers is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes the pain of trauma, and helps kids (and adults) focus, learn, and make better choices. If that weren't enough, research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call "flourishing"--the opposite of depression and avoidance. Growing Up Mindful helps parents, educators, and counselors learn how to embody and share the skills of mindfulness that will empower our children with resilience throughout their lives. With more than 75 accessible exercises and practices, along with adaptations for the individual needs of a wide range of children and teens, this inspiring guidebook brings you road-tested insights and tools for: * Tapping the power of the imagination, play, and creativity * Body-based mindfulness and movement practices * Creatively overcoming resistance and gaining kids' buy-in * The mindful use of technology and social media * Building the foundation through your own personal practice * "Attending" and "Befriending"--two positive responses to stress * Setting intentions and managing expectations of new practitioners * Sharing mindfulness in a formal setting including schools and workplaces * Extending our practice into the larger communities we share "Seeds of mindfulness can be planted in anyone at any time--seeds that under the right conditions can burst and bloom into a life of compassion and connection," writes Dr. Willard. Growing Up Mindful invites you to "embark on something incredible and world-changing" as you join the growing community of adults bringing wonder, curiosity, and reflection back into childhood and adolescence.
Call Number: 158.12 WILLARD 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-01
Helping Kids Live Mindfully by Catherine DePinoHelping Kids Live Mindfully: A Grab Bag of Classroom Activities for Middle School Students helps students enhance their lives by using Mindfulness on a daily basis in school and at home. It gives them the tools to cope with anger, frustration, and stress, while helping them learn how to talk and listen to get positive results. The book aims to help students maximize their school experience academically and socially. It's a fact that many school districts using Mindfulness programs find that teaching their students Mindfulness techniques can greatly enhance school climate and cut down on discipline problems so students can be free to learn and flourish in the classroom. Additionally, this book helps teachers reach curricular goals in many subject areas by providing small group, entire class, and individual activities. Finally, this book encourages parents and extended family members to participate in the program with their children to help them use Mindfulness in many different situations they encounter daily, such as getting along better with family members, dealing with disappointment, and using technology wisely.
Call Number: JUVENILE 370.15 DEPINO 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-08
Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by Christopher Willard Being a teen is hard enough without anxiety getting in the way. You are changing more than ever before, not just physically, but mentally. And if you suffer from panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation, it can be very difficult to meet your goals and succeed. The good news is that there are real, powerful ways that you can take control of your anxiety--and your life! In Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard offers teens like you proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends. You'll learn tips for dealing with specific situations that cause anxiety, such as public speaking, social anxiety, test anxiety, and more. You'll also learn special breathing exercises to help calm you in moments of panic, and guided visualization exercises to help you stay cool and collected, even in the tensest situations. If you are ready to move past your anxiety, panic, and worry and start living the life you were meant to live, this book will be your guide--every step of the way.
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Mindfulness for Teen Worry by Jeffrey BernsteinIs your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over.Let s face it being a teen isn t easy. And if you re like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn t helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space?Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You ll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You ll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you ll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress.If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world.
Call Number: JUVENILE 155.4189 BERNSTEIN 2017
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Superhero Therapy by Janina Scarlet; Wellinton Alves (Illustrator)"Psychologist Scarlet, a childhood survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, draws on the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in this innovative approach to helping readers with emotional and psychological difficulties." --Publishers Weekly "Eye-catching art and a focus on setting simple, achievable daily goals, makes this a promising alternative to more conventional self-help programs." --Booklist Winner of the United Nations Association's Eleonor Roosevelt Human Rights Award! A hero's journey always begins with a struggle--what'syours? For the first time ever, psychologist Janina Scarlet and Marvel and DC Comics illustrator Wellinton Alves join forces to createSuperhero Therapy--a dynamic, illustrated introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you vanquish your inner monsters, explore your unique superpowers, and become a Superhero questing for what matters to you. Haven't you ever wanted to be a Superhero? Wished that you could have amazing superpowers, such as super-strength, the ability to fly, or the ability to heal people? Or maybe you wished that you could travel through time and space, enjoying the many adventures that you would encounter along the way? Many of us wish we had special abilities to help us navigate through life--especially when super villains like anxiety, depression, anger, or shame make an appearance. This fun, unique, and "outside-the-box" self-help guide provides everything you need to begin your very own superhero training using evidence-based ACT and mindfulness skills. Within these colorful pages, you'll team up with a group of troubled heroes--inspired by both fictional characters and real-life people--enlisted at the Superhero Training Academy. By learning to face up to their inner villains and monsters, these characters will inspire you to overcome yourproblems as well. When you're finished, you'll have a slew of new tools you can use--like mindfulness, self-compassion, and values--to help you conquer whatever life throws your way. Sometimes life is hard, and it takes super inner super strength to succeed and reach your goals. With this fun and unique guide under your belt, nothing will stand in your way.