Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Based on the Plum Village retreat program through which families with children practice mindfulness, meditation and peaceful communication, a book-and-CD set outlines activities and curricula that can be incorporated into school and community settings to build supportive, mutually beneficial environments. Original.
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Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Nhất Hạnh (Thích.),Wietske Vriezen

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 193520999X

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 241

View: 2786

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the 2 Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students. The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (Mindful Movements – Ten Exercise for Well Being ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) Includes 1 audio CD, 6 mindfulness cards, and 3 cut-out mindfulness posters
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Mindful Movements

Ten Exercises for Well-Being

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209833

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 62

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Over the years, Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community in Plum Village, have developed more and more ways to integrate mindfulness practices into every aspect of their daily life. A few years back Thich Nhat Hanh began to develop gentle exercises based on Yoga and Tai Chi movements. Initially designed as mindful stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Mindful Movements became a popular tool to complement to sitting meditation extending Thich Nhat Hanh's trademark gentle approach to Buddhist teachings into a series of physical movements. These movements enjoy a growing popularity amongst his students and have become integral part of his retreats. These simple and effective practices are meant to reduce stress and tension to help the practitioner gain the serenity he needs to return to a state of mindfulness. When done as part of a full mediation practice, theses movements can address mental, emotional, and physical stress. Offered to the general public for the first time, the Mindful Movements have been lovingly illustrated by one of Thich Nhat Hanh's long-time practitioner, Wietske Vriezen. Drawn in a whimsical and immediately appealing style the booklet presents 10 routines that can be practiced by people of all ages and body types whether they are already familiar with mindfulness practices or not. The Mindful Movements are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. Far from being another exercise program, Mindful Movements is for all those wanting to add a gentle but physical element to their meditation practice.They can be practiced before or after sitting meditation, at home, or at work - any time you have a few minutes to refresh your body and quiet your mind. For those new to meditation they are a great, non-threatening way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete and multi-faceted practice. For those who already have an established sitting practice Mindful Movements will come as a welcomed addition to their practice. Includes 35 minute DVD of Thich Nhat Hanh and members of his Plum Village Sangha demonstrating Mindful Movements. With little film footage of Thich Nhat Hanh available the sequence of the enclosed DVD that feature him demonstrating these exercises will be a welcome bonus. Booklet features a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh and Introduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn [TBC]
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A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 1866

Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).
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Child's Mind

Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209620

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 1184

The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.
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Under the Rose Apple Tree

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375043

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7703

Presents teachings, stories, and practices that are meant to help the reader "touch the Buddha inside."
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The Coconut Monk

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 507

Based on the life of a Buddhist monk, presents the story of a simple monk and his two friends, a cat and mouse, who live in harmony and advocate for peace. Reprint.
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Yoga Calm for Children

Educating Heart, Mind, and Body

Author: Lynea Gillen,Jim Gillen

Publisher: Three Pebble Press, LLC

ISBN: 0979928907

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 181

View: 8913

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Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Author: Lauren Alderfer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171850X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers. As our story begins, Monkey is not so mindful - his Monkey Mind constantly jumping from one thing to another - but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Happy Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the simple joy of doing what you're doing while you're doing it.
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A Pebble for Your Pocket

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Combining the stories and meditation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree and several new stories, this completely revised edition is comprised of Buddhist parables and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, giving young readers and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions like anger. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, this collection emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and “interbeing” — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.
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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 8703

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
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Is Nothing Something?

Kids' Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?”, and “What does God look like?”, each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh, appropriate for beginning readers to work with on their own. The back of the book has the first complete children’s biography of Thich Nhat Hanh, along with basic, kid-friendly instructions for mindful breathing and mindful walking. Both humorous and profound, Is Nothing Something? is the perfect resource for kids with questions, adults looking to answer them, and anyone with questions of their own.
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Teach, Breathe, Learn

Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom

Author: Meena Srinivasan

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006751

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes. "Teach, Breathe, Learn provides accessible, practical application of mindfulness to overcome challenges faced during the school day." Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book. Teach, Breathe, Learn is designed for educators at all levels, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others. Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from "reacting" to "responding" to demands. Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself. The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, replete with lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.
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Come Into the Circle

Worshiping with Children

Author: Michelle Richards

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558965335

Category: Children in public worship

Page: 251

View: 8747

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The Mindful Child

How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.
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The Hermit and the Well

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006107

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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The Hermit and the Well is a story from the time the author was a young boy in Vietnam. When his school class goes on a trip to climb a mountain. He hopes to meet the hermit who lives near the top. Instead, he discovers a beautifiul well and finds the secret to his own happiness. Each page is fully illustrated with lively and engaging paintings by renowned artist Vo-Dinh Mai.
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Seeds of Love

Growing Mindful Relationships

Author: Jerry Braza, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900208

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Using the garden as a metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. This occurs through the development of the practice of mindfulness, and using its tools to maintain a state of awareness and openness to self and others. Readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture such seeds as compassion, joy and generosity and to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger and self doubt as a means of growth. Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love fosters the practice of using simple, basic actions to reach the best within ourselves and share it with those around us. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.
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Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840529

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 9838

Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! Susan Kaiser Greenland encourages parents to play these games themselves to develop their own attention, balance, and compassion. As caregivers, our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives, especially children.
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Growing a Life

Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy

Author: Illéne Pevec

Publisher: New Village Press

ISBN: 1613320450

Category: Education

Page: 407

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Part engaging conversation, part comprehensive fieldwork, Growing a Life demonstrates just how influential educational and community gardening programs can be for young teens. Follow author Ill?ne Pevec as she travels from rural Colorado to inner city New York, agrarian New Mexico to Oakland, California, in order to study youth gardening and the benefits it contributes to at-risk teen lives. Extensive research, supplemented by beautifully candid interviews with students, illustrate the life altering physical and mental benefits that mentored gardening programs can provide. Giving readers the opportunity to examine the largely unexplored topic of urban gardening, the programs discussed present models for future educational and community based gardens. Each destination brings with it an abundance of programs geared toward educating teens by giving them the tools they will need in order to have fruitful futures. With an emphasis on positive psychology, Growing a Life delves into the minds of underprivileged teens and what gardening means to them.
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The Miracle of Mindfulness (Gift Edition)

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Rider

ISBN: 9781846044823

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Page: 160

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY PROFESSOR MARK WILLIAMS, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD The Miracle of Mindfulness is a modern classic. In this life-changing book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to practise mindfulness. Once we know how to be mindful, we can slow ourselves down and start living in the moment. Even simple acts such as washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea can be transformed into acts of meditation. Whatever our beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. Thich Nhat Hanh's unique calligraphy, especially created for this beautiful new edition, accompanies his words of wisdom. A chronology details the important moments in his life, and rare photographs illustrate key moments. This is a book to treasure and the perfect gift for those you love and care for.
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