Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions.
Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn.
Mindfulness—the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is—is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Included with purchase is an audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach.
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Ages 5 through 12
Grades PK through 7
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I am a retired elementary school counselor. And I am a strong...
by CHERI ARLEDGE
June 16 2020
I am a retired elementary school counselor. And I am a strong advocate of Mindfulness & the mind-body benefits of regular use. So I was excited to find this book & CD on the Play Therapy Supply website & didn't hesitate to order 2 copies- gifts for my daughters & grandchildren. I especially like the summary page for the tracks that outlines the target age group, the Title, & the topic for each track.These are stressful & challenging times for children and parents alike. This child-centered book encourages parents to "Try to bring a playful and relaxed attitude to the exercises and have fun." (pg. 7). This book will definitely become a family favorite! I highly recommend purchasing a copy or 2.