Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience

By | July 13, 2019
Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience Author Christopher Willard PsyD
ISBN-10 1622035909
ISBN-13 9781622035908
Year 2016-06-01
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Sounds True
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Introducing 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 werent enough research now shows that mindfulness significantly enhances what psychologists call flourishingthe 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 Befriendingtwo 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 shareSeeds of mindfulness can be planted in anyone at any timeseeds 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

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