Teaching Meditation to Children The Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques

This book explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (from five to eighteen) and shows how the benefits of meditation can help in a range of ways: from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to ...

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780284802

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Meditation is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with the intensity of their feelings and ease the pressures in their lives - among family, with friends and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is perhaps even more valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the emotional peaks and valleys of the transition from childhood to adulthood. This book explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (from five to eighteen) and shows how the benefits of meditation can help in a range of ways: from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to reducing hyperactivity, aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in improving concentration, establishing emotional balance and enhancing imagination and creativity.

How to Teach Meditation to Children

This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence.

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786781115

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 943

This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence. This is a new edition of the classic guide to teaching meditation to children – one of the first and still one of the best in terms of clarity, practicality and usability. Avoiding religious terminology, it’s aimed at parents and teachers and explains techniques for working with children in different age groups (5 upward), offering a wide range of easy-to-follow and effective exercises. The book explains the benefits of meditation for children, from relieving shyness and anxiety to reducing aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in boosting concentration, emotional balance and creativity. It is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with pressures at home and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is incredibly valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. An attractive, friendly design highlights the exercises and case studies makes the book easy to navigate. The text has been updated for this new edition by parenting and meditation expert Amber Hatch, author of the bestselling Mindfulness for Parents, and she has also written a foreword.

Baby Buddhas

Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children.

Author: Lisa Desmond

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740746898

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 676

Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love. The "Om Meditation" helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.

Sensational Meditation for Children

Sarah Vallely has created a step-by-step roadmap for teaching children how to meditate. Rich with philosophy, supporting science and practical examples, this book clearly explains the benefits of meditation for today's young generation.

Author: Sarah Wood Vallely

Publisher: Satya International Inc

ISBN: 0979330203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

View: 607

Sarah Vallely has created a step-by-step roadmap for teaching children how to meditate. Rich with philosophy, supporting science and practical examples, this book clearly explains the benefits of meditation for today's young generation. Included are 12 meditations and a variety of fun-filled exercises to help you get started right away. Higher self esteem, improved focus, better reading skills, closer family relationships and better health are just a few of the outcomes parents, therapists and teachers who have used Sensational Meditation for Children are raving about.

A Child s Way

Author: Jeannie Battagin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789810716950

Category: Meditation

Page: 127

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Teach the Children Meditation

This book is like aseries of lesson plans designed to teach meditation toindividuals and groups of children of all ages.

Author: Sally L. Harper

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781887472968

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

View: 205

Many people dream of a world filled with peace andkindness. I believe that a key that will unlock the door tothat dream is teaching children, ours and others, tomeditate. Wouldn?t it be wonderful to see children not inany particular religious or cultural setting, meditating justto be peaceful? What a gift it would be to our children,ourselves and our communities to open this magic doorof the inner self to our children.Some religions and spiritual communities in thiscountry teach meditation as a way to know God andourselves. Yet, the children are not taught to meditate, atleast not in any systematic way. (Yoga or TM ?Transcendental Meditation ? are two exceptions.)In the following chapters you will find a planneddesign to entice a child to open the magic door of selfthrough the practice of meditation. This book is like aseries of lesson plans designed to teach meditation toindividuals and groups of children of all ages. Theseinstructions can be used by parents, teachers and caregivers even if they have never meditated.There are many types and styles of meditations discussedin this book. You may find you want to use others withwhich you are more familiar. If you choose to vary or addto the methods presented, be willing to take the time touse a framework and follow the steps leading through the process. The plans described here will make it easier foryou to create a successful routine for developing an effec-tivemeditation process with children and teens.You may ask: Why do I need to teach meditation orneed a plan to follow? If you have meditated on a regularschedule from before your child?s birth and not let thebirth interfere with that meditation schedule; and if yourchild has watched you do so; and if that child has joinedyou from time to time by imitation, or invitation, orboth; and if you?ve encouraged the child, with discussionand invitation to join you; then, you don?t need a plan.Your life style is the plan.People from some eastern cultures grow up in this typeof environment. Their lifestyle and culture support themeditation process. In these countries, adults oftenmeditate regularly, and children observe, and imitate thispractice. Few people in western cultures experience thatkind of example. However, with a bit of patience, prepa-ration,and a willingness to accept meditation as a dailypriority, we can enjoy this practice and the accompanyingpeace it brings to our lives and those of our families.This may sound like a lot of work, following a plan andmaking all the preparations, to sit quietly for just a fewminutes a day. But stop and ask yourself, do you neces-sarilyfollow the practices that could provide you with abetter lifestyle just because you believe in them? If youbelieve it is wise and good for you to meditate and thatyou will probably benefit from doing so, will you do it?Will you teach your children to do it? If the answer is yes,then wonderful, you probably don?t need this book. But if you are like most of us and you need the external disci-plineof a plan, some steps to follow to lead you whereyou want to go, then this book is for you!Having a plan and using organization and structure areonly means to an end. This book offers a plan within astructure that works for me and for those I have taught.It takes very little time to learn this plan. Give it a chanceand you?ll soon be meditating with your sons and daugh-ters.The benefits are nothing short of claiming a spacefor your soul, and the soul of your child, to grow in. Hereis where giving and receiving become one.When teaching meditation, parents come as bearers ofpeace and gentleness to their children. You will beteaching and learning how to make a space in your livesfor something very precious.There is no doubt in my mind that you can do it. Don?tbe afraid to try it. Do not be impatient with yourself. Ifyou skip a day or get side tracked, take a deep breath andstart again.Peace begins within each individual heart and spreads outto encompass all the world. The ?Peace Song? song says,?Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.?It is always true as a parent, that as we teach ourchildren we teach ourselves. It is the child?s gift to us. Letthe fact that you picked up this book be a special sign toyourself. A sign of willingness, of desire for peace and ofyour love of a child.

Guided Meditations for Children

Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures.

Author: Jane Reehorst

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498232930

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 450

Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures. This process leads children into the Scripture scene, where they meet Jesus personally and are encouraged to talk and listen to him - which is prayer. Children will love to listen to these meditations because they love stories and because they are personally invited by Jesus to come, sit beside him, and listen to his story. Teaching children how to come to the Lord will not only affect you and your class now, but will lead children into a lifelong habit of affective prayer - the heart of religious education.

Earthlight New Meditations For Children

By teaching your child to meditate, you are teaching them that security lies within.
If you teach them to meditate at an early age, you are preparing them for life and
giving them an added advantage. If all children were taught to meditate and ...

Author: Maureen Garth

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730495035

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 931

Countless parents, teachers, and other carers for children have discovered the benefits of Maureen Garth''s unique approach to meditation. Her simple but imaginative stories lead children into magical worlds in which they are released from fears, discover peacefulness and stillness, and experience wonder-filled adventures. Maureen was a pioneer in the use of creative visualisation for children. She first developed and refined her techniques with her young daughter, Eleanor, and the meditations appeared in the international bestseller, Starbright. It was followed by two further collections of visualisations for children, Moonbeam and Sunshine. Offering 25 allnew visualizations, Earthlight completes a series of Maureen''s meditation books for children and joins its predecessors in bring wonder and adventure into their lives through the use of visualization. these meditations help children sleep more peacefully, to learn to still themselves, to be freed of their worries, and to develop their ability to concentrate. Earthlight is also an ideal resource for those who wish to nurture the innate creativity within each child.

The Mindful Child

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 ...

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 733

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.

Coming Home

This book offers teachers the certainty that children can and like to meditate.

Author: Ernie Christie

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925073287

Category: Children

Page: 111

View: 901

A tangible support to teachers on Christian meditation for children, this book is the result of a Diocesan-wide programme in Townsville to teach meditation to children from preschool to Year 12.

Guided Meditations for Children

Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures.

Author: Jane Reehoorst

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925208764

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 244

Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures. This process leads children into the Scripture scene, where they meet Jesus personally and are encouraged to talk and listen to him - which is prayer. Children will love to listen to these meditations because they love stories and because they are personally invited by Jesus to come, sit beside him, and listen to his story. Teaching children how to come to the Lord will not only affect you and your class now, but will lead children into a lifelong habit of effective prayer - the heart of religious education.

Meditating with Children

The process of education begins with teaching the child to teach himself. This is
carried out by the child being led into the position of inward search by the teacher
. The child is asked Why? Why ask this question? Why is nature thus?

Author: Deborah Rozman

Publisher: Heartmath Llc

ISBN: 9781879052246

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 154

View: 599

Used as a mainstream classic by parents and educators to help children focus and concentrate. Packed with meditations and "energy activities" for various age groups, with easy format for implementation. Fun, simple activities for gaining skills in calming energy, self-discipline, listening, and observing for enhanced learning. Fundamental skills for developing emotional balance and resilience.

The Valley of Hearts

Bring your child to The Valley of Hearts and show them a natural way of finding peace, balance and harmony through child meditation.

Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788793210264

Category:

Page: 74

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Bring your child to The Valley of Hearts and show them a natural way of finding peace, balance and harmony through child meditation. Teach your child how to find their inner strength and understand and regulate their emotions. When children get to know their inner landscape they will know where to go to find strength, balance, love and light.

Child s Mind

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.

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209620

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 113

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.

Teach Your Child Meditation

This fun, hands-on guide is designed to build skills through meditation and breathing exercises that can help kids reduce stress, calm down, relax, and more.

Author: Lisa Roberts

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454929185

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 251

This fun, hands-on guide is designed to build skills through meditation and breathing exercises that can help kids reduce stress, calm down, relax, and more.

The Holistic Pediatrician

Meditation is simply a way lem , please ask about the therapist's training in of
paying attention on purpose . ... United States are starting SIDE 3 ( WEST ) :
BIOMECHANICAL THERAPIES programs to teach meditation to children , who
can learn ...

Author: Kathi J. Kemper

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061746857

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 926

If you're one of the thousands of parents who feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the different kinds of medical advice you're getting from doctors, homeopaths, and others, then you will find comfort -- and answers -- in this comprehensive guide to integrative medicine for children. Fully updated and revised to reflect the numerous recent advances in this field, Dr. Kemper's The Holistic Pediatrician incorporates the best of both mainstream and alternative medicine to aid parents in dealing with the most common childhood health problems. From ear infections to allergies, fevers to diaper rash, colds to bedwetting, this invaluable guide provides factual advice that aims to heal the whole child, rather than espousing one medical philosophy or another. Based on scientific evidence and written in commonsense language rather than medical jargon, The Holistic Pediatrician is the first place any parent should turn for authoritative and empowering advice on all aspects of their children's health.

Inner Garden Meditations for Children

Meditation in My Life I learned how to meditate in my late thirties and I have
reaped the benefits of going within, or “going into ... Later, the head mistress of
Eleanor's infant school asked if I would teach meditation to the second class
children.

Author: Maureen Garth

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730498212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 141

View: 936

From the author of Starbright and Moonbeam-guided meditations to help adults and children find their spiritual depths and discover serenity and creativity in our stressful world. A collection of guided meditations to help adults and children find their spiritual depths, and discover serenity and creativity in our stressful world.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

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 ...

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 197

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.

Beat Stress With Meditation Teach Yourself

Neither the creativity of the child nor the creativity of the meditative mind gives
rise to artistic endeavour that seeks public approval and acclaim. This is creativity
for its own sake that seeks no further recognition. Meditation awakens the mind
as ...

Author: Naomi Ozaniec

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144412918X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 820

It has been scientifically proven that meditating for just 20 minutes a day a few days a week can reduce anxiety and stress dramatically, and this book shows you how to do just that, whatever your spiritual and religious beliefs. It will introduce you straight away to the practice of meditation, showing you a whole series of different exercises so you're sure to find one that works for you, and will help you to understand the link between body, brain, and why meditation works. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of meditation. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Compassionate Teacher

The comments of an elementary teacher who uses meditation every day with her
students are also worth including here : I ... Dr. Deborah Rozman , author of
Meditating with Children ( University of the Trees Press , 1975 ) spoke about
using ...

Author: John P. Miller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Meditation

Page: 180

View: 765