Sitting Still Like A Frog

Sitting Still Like A Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Book - 2013
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Simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. 

Includes a 60-minute audio CD of guided exercises read by Myla Kabat-Zinn.

Mindfulness--the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is--is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This little book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Included with purchase is an audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611800586
Branch Call Number: 155.4 Sn
Description: xvi, 106 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)


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I love Eline Snel's whole family approach to mindfulness. This book is chock-full of activities and exercises, and it includes an audio CD of guided meditations.

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LPL_TriciaK Sep 13, 2017

A quick but immensely helpful introduction to parenting a mindful child. With all the stimulation in the environment these days - TV! Youtube! Video games! Facebook! - children & their parents need a way to step back from the action, get calm, and process their experience.
Highly recommend this - I bought two copies to share with family. The Library has also used this book in their family yoga class.


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May 06, 2015

Best book for engaging children in Minfulness! CD GUIDES EXERCISES.


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