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  • 1. THE MINDFUL EXPERIENCE
    Mindfulness Practices
    For Children and Adolescents
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 4 predominant mindfulness-based approaches:
    - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
    - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • 4. Baer, R. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention:
    A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 125-143.
  • 5. MINDFULNESS RESEARCH MONTHLY
    www.mindfulexperience.org
  • 6.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. THE MINDFULNESS TOOLBOX
  • 12. The focus of my attention
  • 13. My breath
  • 14. Longer out-breath, calmer feeling
  • 15. All my feelings are okay
  • 16. My breath as an anchor
  • 17. Noticing if my thoughts are helpful or unhelpful
  • 18. Letting go of unhelpful thoughts
  • 19. Thankfulness
  • 20.
  • 21. 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
  • 22. “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.”
  • 23. “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.”
  • 24. “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.”
  • 25. “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.”
  • 26. “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.”
  • 27. “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.”
  • 28. www.mindfulnessnow.com.au