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.Content Notes:
Introduction to mindfulness -- Parenting with greater mindfulness -- Attention starts with the breath -- Training your attention muscle -- Out of your head and into your body -- Weathering the storm inside -- Handling difficult feelings -- The conveyor belt of worries -- It is good to be kind -- Patience, trust, and letting go.Notes:
Translation of the author's Stilzitten als een kikker.
Includes bibliographical references.
Translated from the Dutch.