Mindful Games Is Out!
I have been volunteering for Susan Kaiser Greenland’s Inner Kids Foundation since 2005, teaching mindfulness meditation to children in schools. This year I had the privilege of editing Susan’s new book, Mindful Games, a book that presents her Inner Kids curriculum in a simple, accessible format. The engaging lessons and games used in Susan’s mindfulness meditation classes for children are finally be available to the broader public!
Click here to purchase Mindful Games
Mindfulness For Children: Mindful Seeing
I recorded a new guided meditation for children from my InnerKids class.
Click on the link below to listen to the audio recording:
Mindful Seeing For Children
Mindful Games are coming soon!
I’m working with Susan Kaiser Greenland on her new project, Mindful Games—a book and a companion set of cards that help parents and caregivers teach mindfulness to children. Mindful Games is scheduled to be published in the Fall of 2016.
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The Cutest Meditation Instruction Ever
Adorable Animated Mice Explain Meditation in 2 Minutes,
by Dan Harris and Happify
Click here to watch the video!
Guest Post: Meditation Retreat
An excerpt from 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story
by Dan Harris
It was the longest, most exquisite high of my life, but the hangover came first…
Busy Life Meditation: A Guest Post By Joseph Goldstein
If it’s hard for you to find time to meditate because you have young children or a demanding schedule, this is a wonderful solution!
Busy Life, No Self
By Joseph Goldstein
Mindfulness For Children #3: Mindful Breathing
Here is another guided mindfulness exercise for children from my InnerKids class.
Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness. In this exercise, children are guided through a process of paying attention to their breathing. There are two versions of the guided exercise – the first is the full exercise and is intended for children who have had some practice, and the second is a slightly modified version for beginners. They are both designed for children ages 6-10.
Mindful Breathing For Children
Mindfulness For Children #2: Mindful Hearing
Here is another exercise from my InnerKids class, designed for children ages 6-10.
Mindful awareness techniques help children develop concentration and self-awareness. In this exercise, children are guided through an experience of paying attention to sounds. After some practice, children may find this exercise to be helpful in their daily lives – before doing homework, when they are having difficulty settling down at bedtime, or at other any other time when it would be useful to settle the mind.
Mindful Hearing For Children
Mindfulness For Children #1: Friendly Wishes
Some of you have asked me to share more of my work with InnerKids, so have posted a few of my guided visualization podcasts for children.
Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness. The exercises I have chosen to share are called “Friendly Wishes”, and they focus specifically on developing compassion, in addition to concentration and awareness. They are designed for children ages 6-10.
Mindfulness For Children: Friendly Wishes
These are great secular meditation practices for beginners. Start with #10!
UCLA Mindfulness Meditation, By Diana Winston