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    • THE MINDFUL EXPERIENCE
      Mindfulness Practices
      For Children and Adolescents
    • MINDFULNESS:
      The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.”
      Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • 4 predominant mindfulness-based approaches:
      - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
      - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
      - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
      - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
    • Baer, R. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention:
      A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 125-143.
    • MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY
      www.mindfulexperience.org
    • Burke, C. (2010). Mindfulness-based approaches with children
      and adolescents: A preliminary review of current research in an emergent field. J Child Fam Stud (2010) 19:133-144.
    • Biegel, Gina M.; Brown, Kirk Warren; Shapiro, Shauna L.; Schubert, Christine M. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for the treatment of adolescent psychiatric outpatients: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol 77(5), Oct 2009, 855-866.
    • Saltzman, A., and Goldin, P., (2008). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for School-Age Children in Greco, L.A., & Hayes, S.C. (Eds) Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide. (pp 139- 161). CA: New Harbinger.
    • Huppert, Felicia A., Johnson, Daniel M. A controlled trial of mindfulness training in schools; the importance of practice for an impact on well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2010; 5 (4): 264-274.
    • THE MINDFULNESS TOOLBOX
    • The focus of my attention
    • My breath
    • Longer out-breath, calmer feeling
    • All my feelings are okay
    • My breath as an anchor
    • Noticing if my thoughts are helpful or unhelpful
    • Letting go of unhelpful thoughts
    • Thankfulness
    • LETTER TO A FRIEND:
      Write a brief letter to a friend who knows nothing about Mindfulness describing:
      1. What Mindfulness means to you
      2. How you have used Mindfulness in your daily life
      3. How it feels to be Mindful
    • “I think that mindfulness is very important. I believe that mindfull means to be in the present moment. I have used mindfulness in my life before tests or big events. I take 3 big breaths and all my worries seem to leave me. I think that mindfulness seems to make me a lot calmer.”
    • “I have learned that it’s okay to make your own choices and not copy other people. And that taking 3 deep breaths can be useful in a lot of ways like when you are sad, nervous and unkind. You can calm down when you are angry by taking 3 deep breaths. I have also learned that if you get yourself into a habit it’s like falling into a hole. And you can get out of that hole by choosing not to do it. Mindfulness helps you to choose not to do it.”
    • “I have learned that all feelings are okay. And you can ask your feelings what they need from you. Sometimes you have a voice on one shoulder. That is the Heckler. Never listen to him. Listen to your Cheerleader.”
    • “Mindfullness has been really good for me because my parents divorced and fight allot and I can get really streased by it because I get stuck in the middle of it. Now I feel really happy and work through things differently.”
    • “When I’m thinking unhelpful thoughts I choose to let them go. In class when I’m day dreaming I choose to focus on whoeversspeeking. When I’m about to do something that I know I shouldn’t I catch myself.”
    • “I have been doing this program called mindfullness and what it means to me is something speacil like a spark or something. In mindfulness is wear you get to relax and I have been using this at bedtime doing pebbel breathing. It feels very speacil to me to be mindful.”
    • www.mindfulnessnow.com.au