Mindfulness for Children: Practising Mindfulness with your Child through the day

Mindfulness for Children: Practising Mindfulness with your Child through the day

by Uz Afal


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This inspirational and timely guide is about how mindfulness helps children, why it's becoming more popular and how to do it. It combines practical exercises that children can complete alongside their parents/carers with a fun and engaging commentary on the theory and science behind the practice. Uz takes you through the day, from waking, eating, learning and appreciating to sleeping, including exercises for how to cope with exams, how to deal with the screen culture and what mindfulness practises you can do in holiday time. Together, this gives the reader an enjoyable and accessible path into the practice of mindfulness for children.

Many schools are not able to include mindfulness in their curricula and educators and parents alike are eager to have more guidance on how to support children. This current era of rising levels of child mental health, with the pressures in schools as well as the increasingly fast-paced, digitized and image-obsessed world is having a really negative effect.

Mindfulness for Children is a positive and practical tool that will give children the skills to manage their feelings, increase their confidence and concentration levels as well as aiding their transition to secondary school. And it can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857835192
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,142,634
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Uz has worked in state and private education for 20 years. She is trained in Paws B (primary school) Mindfulness in Schools Programme, Dot B (secondary school) Mindfulness in Schools Programme, and trained in teaching The Mindful Schools Curriculum. Uz was selected to become a consultant for Goldie Hawn's highly acclaimed MindUP Programme (active in the UK and US).

Table of Contents

Introduction - How I Came to Mindfulness 06

Chapter 1 What Is Mindfulness 12

Chapter 2 Mindfulness for Adults 20

Chapter 5 Do Children Need Mindfulness 24

Chapter 4 Neuroscience Basics 32

Chapter 5 Breathing 42

Chapter 6 Waking Up 50

Chapter 7 Eating 56

Chapter 8 Getting Ready 66

Chapter 9 Walking 70

Chapter 10 Journeying 74

Chapter 11 Learning 80

Chapter 12 Thinking 88

Chapter 15 Dealing with Difficulty 94

Chapter 14 Challenging the Screen 104

Chapter 15 Communicating 110

Chapter 16 Movement 120

Chapter 17 Creating 130

Chapter 18 Being Kind 140

Chapter 19 Appreciating 148

Chapter 20 Sleeping 158

Chapter 21 Anything-Ing 166

And Finally 172

Index 174

Acknowledgements 176

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