How to Teach Meditation to Children

How to Teach Meditation to Children
Author: David Fontana,Ingrid Slack
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1786781115
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Teach Meditation to Children Book Excerpt:

This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence. This is a new edition of the classic guide to teaching meditation to children – one of the first and still one of the best in terms of clarity, practicality and usability. Avoiding religious terminology, it’s aimed at parents and teachers and explains techniques for working with children in different age groups (5 upward), offering a wide range of easy-to-follow and effective exercises. The book explains the benefits of meditation for children, from relieving shyness and anxiety to reducing aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in boosting concentration, emotional balance and creativity. It is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with pressures at home and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is incredibly valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. An attractive, friendly design highlights the exercises and case studies makes the book easy to navigate. The text has been updated for this new edition by parenting and meditation expert Amber Hatch, author of the bestselling Mindfulness for Parents, and she has also written a foreword.

How to Teach Meditation to Children

How to Teach Meditation to Children
Author: David Fontana,Ingrid Slack
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1786780879
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Teach Meditation to Children Book Excerpt:

This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence. This is a new edition of the classic guide to teaching meditation to children – one of the first and still one of the best in terms of clarity, practicality and usability. Avoiding religious terminology, it’s aimed at parents and teachers and explains techniques for working with children in different age groups (5 upward), offering a wide range of easy-to-follow and effective exercises. The book explains the benefits of meditation for children, from relieving shyness and anxiety to reducing aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in boosting concentration, emotional balance and creativity. It is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with pressures at home and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is incredibly valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. An attractive, friendly design highlights the exercises and case studies makes the book easy to navigate. The text has been updated for this new edition by parenting and meditation expert Amber Hatch, author of the bestselling Mindfulness for Parents, and she has also written a foreword.

Teaching Meditation to Children

Teaching Meditation to Children
Author: David Fontana,Ingrid Slack
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1780284802
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Meditation to Children Book Excerpt:

Meditation can help children cope with the intensity of their feelings and the pressures in their lives—among family, with friends, at school. It gives even the youngest kids enhanced self-understanding, and is especially valuable for adolescents navigating the emotional peaks and valleys that emerge during that tricky period. That’s why parents, teachers, and anyone involved with young people will welcome this invaluable guide, which teaches them the techniques needed to work with children ages five to eighteen. The astonishing benefits range from relieving shyness, anxiety, and tension to reducing hyperactivity, aggression, and impatience. Meditation has also proved useful in treating asthma, insomnia, and depression, in improving concentration and creativity, and in establishing balance throughout a child’s life.

Teach the Children Meditation

Teach the Children Meditation
Author: Sally L. Harper
Publsiher: 1st World Publishing
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2003-03
ISBN: 9781887472968
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach the Children Meditation Book Excerpt:

Many people dream of a world filled with peace andkindness. I believe that a key that will unlock the door tothat dream is teaching children, ours and others, tomeditate. Wouldn?t it be wonderful to see children not inany particular religious or cultural setting, meditating justto be peaceful? What a gift it would be to our children,ourselves and our communities to open this magic doorof the inner self to our children.Some religions and spiritual communities in thiscountry teach meditation as a way to know God andourselves. Yet, the children are not taught to meditate, atleast not in any systematic way. (Yoga or TM ?Transcendental Meditation ? are two exceptions.)In the following chapters you will find a planneddesign to entice a child to open the magic door of selfthrough the practice of meditation. This book is like aseries of lesson plans designed to teach meditation toindividuals and groups of children of all ages. Theseinstructions can be used by parents, teachers and caregivers even if they have never meditated.There are many types and styles of meditations discussedin this book. You may find you want to use others withwhich you are more familiar. If you choose to vary or addto the methods presented, be willing to take the time touse a framework and follow the steps leading through the process. The plans described here will make it easier foryou to create a successful routine for developing an effec-tivemeditation process with children and teens.You may ask: Why do I need to teach meditation orneed a plan to follow? If you have meditated on a regularschedule from before your child?s birth and not let thebirth interfere with that meditation schedule; and if yourchild has watched you do so; and if that child has joinedyou from time to time by imitation, or invitation, orboth; and if you?ve encouraged the child, with discussionand invitation to join you; then, you don?t need a plan.Your life style is the plan.People from some eastern cultures grow up in this typeof environment. Their lifestyle and culture support themeditation process. In these countries, adults oftenmeditate regularly, and children observe, and imitate thispractice. Few people in western cultures experience thatkind of example. However, with a bit of patience, prepa-ration,and a willingness to accept meditation as a dailypriority, we can enjoy this practice and the accompanyingpeace it brings to our lives and those of our families.This may sound like a lot of work, following a plan andmaking all the preparations, to sit quietly for just a fewminutes a day. But stop and ask yourself, do you neces-sarilyfollow the practices that could provide you with abetter lifestyle just because you believe in them? If youbelieve it is wise and good for you to meditate and thatyou will probably benefit from doing so, will you do it?Will you teach your children to do it? If the answer is yes,then wonderful, you probably don?t need this book. But if you are like most of us and you need the external disci-plineof a plan, some steps to follow to lead you whereyou want to go, then this book is for you!Having a plan and using organization and structure areonly means to an end. This book offers a plan within astructure that works for me and for those I have taught.It takes very little time to learn this plan. Give it a chanceand you?ll soon be meditating with your sons and daugh-ters.The benefits are nothing short of claiming a spacefor your soul, and the soul of your child, to grow in. Hereis where giving and receiving become one.When teaching meditation, parents come as bearers ofpeace and gentleness to their children. You will beteaching and learning how to make a space in your livesfor something very precious.There is no doubt in my mind that you can do it. Don?tbe afraid to try it. Do not be impatient with yourself. Ifyou skip a day or get side tracked, take a deep breath andstart again.Peace begins within each individual heart and spreads outto encompass all the world. The ?Peace Song? song says,?Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.?It is always true as a parent, that as we teach ourchildren we teach ourselves. It is the child?s gift to us. Letthe fact that you picked up this book be a special sign toyourself. A sign of willingness, of desire for peace and ofyour love of a child.

Mindfulness for Kids I

Mindfulness for Kids I
Author: Nicola Kluge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN: 9780991212712
Category: Awareness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness for Kids I Book Excerpt:

Recommended by parents, school counselors, yoga teachers, and psychologists, the Mindfulness for Kids 1 curriculum has been implemented in schools in the USA, Europe, and Australia! Noteworthy mentioning includes mentions alongside works by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Goleman, John Gottman, and Amy Saltzman. Loved by children, recommended by parents and teachers, Mindfulness for Kids 1 serves as a great resource for home and school. It makes lesson and activities planning fast and easy, and saves you lots of time! The seven lesson plans come with warm-up and follow-up exercises. From 5 min. to 60 min. and anything in between, each lesson is customizable to your needs! Content: Each section is well organized and includes engaging creative arts activities, games, interesting conversation with writing prompts, and thoughtful meditation scripts. It is an ideal resource for teachers, therapists, and parents of children ages 6 - 12 years old. No more agonizing over what to teach and how to teach it! Mindfulness for Kids 1 offers effective ways for children to: Better Cope with Stress and Anxiety. Increase Focus and Attention. Better Handle Difficult Emotions. Strengthen Resilience. Develop Creativity and Imagination. A Note from the Author: "May this book bring you peacefulness in this often fast-paced and stressful world. Sharing the practice of mindfulness with your child is a gift that can help nourish the body, mind, and spirit for a lifetime." - Dr. Nicola Kluge Editorial Reviews: "This is a GREAT book for walking a child through a mindfulness exercise. I use it in my therapy practice with kids around the age of 8-10 and they really love it! They are able to acquire a place of calm during the practice and they all report how much they enjoyed the exercise afterward. These children always leave the session calm and relaxed and having a clear picture of what mindfulness exercise entails." - Amazon Reviewer Strstoutmom. "My 8 year old daughter loves for me to read the meditation stories to her before bed. The stories send uplifting messages to young kids...and it helps settle me for sleep too!" - Amazon Reviewer CW. "I'm a teacher and I've used this book with my 3rd graders to teach them mindfulness and they love it! They always cheer when we do "Mindfulness Monday" or any day we do the mindfulness exercises. They have wonderful pre-lesson activities that include questions and some hands on activities as well. I've usually done the questions because it builds up nicely to the mindfulness practice it's connected to, but I haven't done as many of the hands on activities. I think this is a wonderful book to expose kids to mindfulness and a great teaching tool!" - Amazon Reviewer Audra Hackett Benefits: This book offers effective ways for children to develop healthy responses to everyday stresses at school or at home. It is designed for children with diverse attention spans and learning styles, and can help children feel comforted in stressful situations. The activities in this book help children learn: Gentle Relaxation Calm Focus Feeling Peaceful Falling Asleep More Easily Increase Focus & Concentration Improve Relationships Through mindfulness practices, children learn powerful techniques to soothe themselves or focus when needed. Let this book be your guide and inspiration! * The meditations included in this book are also available in audio version, CDs and MP3s, with soothing music and peaceful narration. Subject: Meditation for kids, Meditation for children, Childrens meditation, Sleep meditation for, Fun mindfulness exercises

Baby Buddhas

Baby Buddhas
Author: Lisa Desmond
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2004-08
ISBN: 0740746898
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Buddhas Book Excerpt:

Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love. The "Om Meditation" helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.

Meditation for Kids

Meditation for Kids
Author: Laurent Dupeyrat,Johanne Bernard
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1611806208
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation for Kids Book Excerpt:

Introduce the benefits of meditation to kids ages 7-10 with this practical and playful guide Start your kids off on a path to self-awareness through meditation! Written in easy-to-understand language, Meditation for Kids empowers kids to start learning about and practicing meditation as a way to stay calm, focused, and confident so they can work through daily stresses and manage tough emotions. This extensive guide features options for both seated and walking meditation practices with over a dozen illustrated, step-by-step exercises like the tightrope walker and the flamingo. A short history of meditation, fun checklists, and a troubleshooting guide for frequently asked questions--including "What happens if you fall asleep?" and "Can I meditate with my pet?"--help lay the groundwork for a daily practice of stillness and inner reflection. The book even provides playful opportunities for kids to "teach" their parents the exercises so the whole family can participate.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens
Author: Christopher Willard,Amy Saltzman
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN: 1462522408
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens Book Excerpt:

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.

The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation

The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation
Author: Ed Shapiro,Deb Shapiro
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 0486839680
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation Book Excerpt:

"Ed and Deb bring compassion and heart to a modern world where it is sorely missed." — Ram Dass author of Be Here Now Behind the dramas and conflicts of life, there exists a quiet inner place where mindfulness and meditation can help us reside. The sanity and brilliance of this combination can awaken inner strength, foster kindness and fearlessness, and invite radical change. Discover how to transform your life from the inside out with the profound benefits of a calm and stress-free mind. The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness and Meditation features personal insights from visionary leaders — Matthew Fox, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Marianne Williamson among them — who discuss their methods of maintaining mental health and happiness. “Treat this book as you would a cookery book. You wouldn't just read recipes; you'd try them out. Like cookery, meditation only makes sense if you experience it.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate "Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor, they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life." — Andy Puddicombe, founder of HEADSPACE “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention to the present moment. It accesses us to core aspects of our mind that our very sanity depends on, as does our capacity to live wholeheartedly in this crazy world.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness teacher “I can be as nuts as the next person, living in a world like we live in with the craziness and chaos. It takes work to retain our sanity in the midst of all that, and to me meditation is the most powerful tool for doing so.” — Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love “Ed and Deb Shapiro are two warm, caring, and capable individuals. Their work makes our planet a safer and more loving place to live.” — Bernie Siegel, M.D., bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles “If there is one book you read about meditation, this should be the one. Hear about some of the cool people who do it, why you should do it, and how.” — Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga “What an accomplishment! Ed and Deb's profoundly unique book offers a one-stop shop for those engaged in mindfulness and meditation. The direct transmission contained in this book can take us one step further. We find it especially useful to help stabilize spiritual activism in these challenging times and we'll refer it widely.” — John Steiner and Margo King, transpartisan activists “I hope that your work is reaching many. It deserves it and so do they.” — Stephen Levine, international bestselling author “Acceptance of what is, that is meditation. This book will help you make friends with your mind. Ed and Deb are spreading love in the world; be a part of it!” — Parmita Pushman, White Swan Records “The pausing has been profound. It has invited me to arrive in the here and now with my child clients, and to accept whatever happens without judging.” — Megan Cronin Larson, play therapist “The wonderful Shapiros are a conduit of joy and spiritual energy that heals hearts on their subtle level.” — Dr. Lex Hixon, author of Coming Home “Ed and Deb make a connection to their friends' spirit. They then bring their spiritual energy all over the world for world peace.” — Kitaro, Golden Globe Award– and Grammy Award–winning musician

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe,Kecia Hayes,Karel Rose,Philip M. Anderson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0313039003
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education Book Excerpt:

Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

A Child s Way

A Child s Way
Author: Jeannie Battagin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9789810716950
Category: Meditation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Child s Way Book Excerpt:

Calm Kids

Calm Kids
Author: Lorraine Murray
Publsiher: Floris Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 0863159346
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calm Kids Book Excerpt:

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.

Life Lessons for Educators

Life Lessons for Educators
Author: Mary Ann Smialek
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2010-10-16
ISBN: 160709911X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Lessons for Educators Book Excerpt:

This book provides a timely master plan to lead educators through today's difficult times. It charts out a journey that doesn't cost any money and that will afford educators and those they are the closest to with a priceless opportunity to live happy lives even in times of great stress.

How to Teach Meditation to Children

How to Teach Meditation to Children
Author: David Fontana,Ingrid Slack
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09
ISBN: 9781525259388
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Teach Meditation to Children Book Excerpt:

Meditation for All Kids

Meditation for All Kids
Author: Susan Kramer
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-17
ISBN: 144753722X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation for All Kids Book Excerpt:

How to teach these meditations through description and illustration: sitting, walking, relaxation, instant, music, running, swinging, biking and swimming meditations, dance meditation for kids and teens, plus a chapter of longer guided meditations on virtues, and a chapter of interfaith affirmations, inspirations and prayers for everyday and holidays. For tots to teens of all abilities. Useful resource for parents, educators and clergy. 100 pages.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens
Author: Christopher Willard,Amy Saltzman
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1462522386
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens Book Excerpt:

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.

Teach Your Child Meditation

Teach Your Child Meditation
Author: Lisa Roberts
Publsiher: Sterling
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781454929185
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Your Child Meditation Book Excerpt:

This fun, hands-on guide is designed to build skills through meditation and breathing exercises that can help kids reduce stress, calm down, relax, and more.

Helping Children with Yoga

Helping Children with Yoga
Author: Michelle Cheesbrough,Sarah Woodhouse
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9781855392151
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Children with Yoga Book Excerpt:

Yoga promotes both physical and mental well-being and thus has no age barriers. This book is about Yoga for children. It offers an introduction to the subject for both parents and teachers who wish to introduce kids to Yoga.

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children
Author: Deborah M. Plummer
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1849051437
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focusing and Calming Games for Children Book Excerpt:

A guide for both parents and professionals provides background information and mindfulness activities geared toward children ages 5-12. Original.

The Illusion

The Illusion
Author: Dan Sharma
Publsiher: Partridge Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 1482843854
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illusion Book Excerpt:

The Illusion, the novel by Dan Sharma, is about the ups and downs in the life of Danny, a young student in Burma who escapes the military regime tyranny to obtain refuge in the United Sates. He is quite successful as an entrepreneur and starts a corporation as a construction company. Very ambitious and crafty in exploiting his clients weaknesses, he makes the company grow fast while also using his girlfriend for that end, until a catastrophe strikes when a school building walk bridge built by him collapses, and a grand jury indicts him for murder of schoolchildren upon believing that the collapse occurred as a result of use of inferior materials followed by submitting fake inspection. As the young man got wind of possibility of indictment, he escaped into Thailand and was on his way to hide in Burma, but the FBI was chasing him. Will he be caught and brought back in the United States to stand trial? Will he be able to turn his life around? Find out by reading this new novel by Dan Sharma. It is a fast-moving saga that takes you back and forth to Burma, Thailand, and the United States. The novel is a poignant portrayal that brings out intense human emotions and reflection of the meaning and purpose of life.