Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents

Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents

Author: Matthew Brensilver

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393713800

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Copublished with Mindful Schools “Effectively sharing mindfulness with teenagers depends on distinct skill sets . . . done well, it is incredibly joyous.” Matthew Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy and Oren Jay Sofer provide a powerful guide to help teachers master the essential competencies needed to successfully share mindfulness practices with teens and adolescents. Incorporating anecdotes from actual teaching, they blend the latest scientific research with innovative, original techniques for making the practices accessible and interesting to this age group. This text is an indispensable handbook for mindfulness instruction in its own right, and a robust companion volume for teachers using The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents.

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents: Tools for Developing Awareness

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents: Tools for Developing Awareness

Author: Oren Jay Sofer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393713923

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A flexible set of lessons tailored to the developmental needs of adolescents, based on research in behavioral science. Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice— with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness— than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. In this comprehensive curriculum developed at Mindful Schools, Oren Jay Sofer and Matthew Brensilver provide twentyfive brief (twenty- to- thirty- minute) lessons that supply a framework for mindfulness instruction that can be expanded or condensed according to the needs of students. Each lesson includes a “science supplement” with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students. Users of the curriculum may also be interested in the instructional resource written from a similar perspective by these authors with JoAnna Hardy: Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents.

Mindfulness for Young Adults

Mindfulness for Young Adults

Author: Linda Yaron Weston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000294460

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

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Mindfulness for Young Adults: Tools to Thrive in School and Life is an interactive experience designed to enhance mindful awareness and to aid in teaching and learning the principles and practice of mindfulness. Blending theory, research, and practice to offer a comprehensive program for young adults to build well-being tools, each of the book’s five modules includes engaging information, strategies, meditations, and activities designed to deepen understanding and application of mindfulness. It includes practical techniques to cope with emotions, work with thoughts, navigate stress, build resilience, make aligned choices, and be more present in life and relationships. In addition to the reflection and meditation activities found at the end of each module, the text also features a "resources" section complete with a mock exam, tips for course design, and resources for further study. Designed for both students and instructors, this workbook can be used independently or in the classroom as either a textbook to an introductory mindfulness course or as a supplement for teaching well-being practices in any discipline.

Teaching Resilience and Mental Health Across the Curriculum

Teaching Resilience and Mental Health Across the Curriculum

Author: Linda Yaron Weston

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000755602

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Written by a teacher for teachers, Teaching Resilience and Mental Health Across the Curriculum is an integrative approach to pedagogy for educators at the high school and college level to survive, thrive, and sustain in the profession. Blending theory, research, and practice for a comprehensive program for teachers to incorporate well-being tools into the classroom, each of the book’s five foundations includes engaging information, strategies, real-world examples, interactive reflection questions, and activities that can be directly applied to teaching and life. Practical guidance in designing real-world curriculum is offered alongside accessible strategies for engagement, investment, and active learning in student-centered classrooms. An essential guide for teachers, it includes techniques for incorporating well-being that are grounded in culturally responsive teaching, trauma-informed instruction, mental health, resilience, and emotional literacy. Teachers will also gain insight on how to make the career sustainable through practices for self-compassion and authentic self-care so they can not only survive, but flourish in and out of school. For all the challenges that students and teachers face, this book defines what it means, and what it takes, to teach in today’s classrooms.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: EAN:9772021060004

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Child's Mind

Child's Mind

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781935209621

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

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Full of simple mindfulness and meditation exercises for kids, this guide is “a wonderful reminder that every young person is capable of great understanding, compassion, and joy” (Thich Nhat Hanh) The interest in teaching children meditation is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented, including NPR, The New York Times, and London Telegraph. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children, and teach children and adolescents basics of mindfulness and meditation. Willard’s intention is to help parents pass on to their children the practices of mindfulness that they have found valuable for themselves. The book can also be a resource for those who work with children, whether it is family and children coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors from a range of traditions, or teachers, therapists, and even medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, and the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with yourself.

Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes

Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes

Author: Itai Ivtzan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351967150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes: Mindfulness Interventions from Education to Health and Therapy offers the first comprehensive guide to all prominent, evidence-based mindfulness programmes available in the West. The rapid growth of mindfulness in the Western world has given rise to an unprecedented wave of creative mindfulness programmes, offering tailor-made mindfulness practices for school teachers, students, parents, nurses, yoga teachers, athletes, pregnant women, therapists, care-takers, coaches, organisational leaders and lawyers. This book offers an in-depth engagement with these different programmes, emphasising not only the theory and research but also the practice. Exercises and activities are provided to enable the reader to first understand the programme and then experience its unique approach and benefits. Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes will enrich your knowledge and experience of mindfulness practice, whether you are a practitioner, researcher or simply interested in the application of mindfulness.

Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents

Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents

Author: Laurie A. Greco

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572245419

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

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The essays in Acceptance and Mindfulness Treatments for Children and Adolescents—which are edited by two luminaries in the field of third-wave behavior therapy—offer a much-needed adaptation of these revolutionary techniques for young people and their families, providing a wealth of new approaches to therapists, counselors, and other helping professionals.

Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education

Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education

Author: Bohac Clarke, Veronika

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522558743

Category: Education

Page: 458

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With its growing recognition in education, the importance of Integral Theory is slowly entering mainstream academia through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Addressing the theory’s complexity is important for researchers to learn how to apply it in their classrooms and promote a more inclusive educational environment. Integral Theory and Transdisciplinary Action Research in Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the Integral Theory model and its applications within educational contexts. With a diverse array of research problems approached through an inclusive theory framework and featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as graduate student research, inclusion culture, and organizational learning processes, this publication is ideally designed for graduate students, educators, academicians, researchers, scholars, educational administrators, and policymakers seeking current research on the utility and promise of Integral Theory as a meta-framework for methodological pluralism and transdisciplinary research.

Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply

Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply

Author: Oren J Sofer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781683648727

Category: Family & Relationships

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Integrating mindfulness with Nonviolent Communication, this course helps us foster kind and effective conversation in our relationships. When communication is reduced to pushing our views, scoring points, or blaming those with whom we disagree, everybody suffers—no matter who “wins” or “loses” an argument. In our personal lives and in the world today, we need tools for authentic, respectful, relationship-building communication more than ever. “If you want to stop arguing and start connecting,” says Oren Jay Sofer, “the first prerequisite is being more present and aware.” Now this renowned teacher shares his most effective teachings for transforming the way we communicate with Speak Your Truth with Love and Listen Deeply. Sofer has emerged as a groundbreaking teacher by integrating the proven methods of Nonviolent Communication, established by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, with the power of mindfulness. In these eight audio sessions, you’ll establish a foundation of mindfulness to help you to stay centered and curious even when emotions are running high. From there, you’ll learn practices for being present to your needs and the needs of others, identifying and changing habitual patterns of conflict, de-escalating arguments, promoting empathy and collaboration, and much more. “Communication is at the heart of our lives—personally, professionally, and spiritually,” teaches Sofer. Here is an audio training in what may be the most important skill we can develop to transform our lives, our relationships, and our divided world.

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents

The Mindfulness Matters Program for Children and Adolescents

Author: Randye J. Semple

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462539369

Category: Education

Page: 273

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This indispensable resource provides a flexible framework and a wealth of engaging tools for teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents with varying needs in school or clinical settings. Numerous kid-friendly mindfulness practices are presented, complete with step-by-step instructions, sample scripts, suggested variations, and discussion questions. The benefits of mindfulness for enhancing children's social–emotional competencies are clearly explained. Clinicians and teachers are guided to select and sequence activities for groups struggling with specific challenges: stress and anxiety, depression, attention problems, behavioral and emotion regulation issues, and trauma. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 14 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.