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.
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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