Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

Mindful Games

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.

Fun and Mindful Games for Kids

Fun and Mindful Games for Kids

Fun and Mindful Games for Kids: Nurture inner peace, improve the quality of exercise, enhance self-confidence, and facilitate more meaningful relationshipsPlaying games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This book contain many creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax.Encouraging kids to practice a mindfulness skill each time they win a hand. Great for therapists, teachers and parents. Perfect for ages 4 and up. Offers the teacher's guide to arts-based mindfulness exercises utilizing story-telling, theater games, and drawing to spark students' self-expression, self-awareness, and social and emotional well-being

Mindful Games for Kids

50 Fun Activities to Stay Present, Improve Concentration, and Understand Emotions

Mindful Games for Kids

Calm feelings, peaceful thoughts--mindful games for kids to play Dealing with big feelings can be hard, but it's easier when you practice listening to your body and staying in the present moment. With Mindful Games for Kids, children ages 4-8 can start learning those skills and feeling more in control. Engaging activities help teach kids to calm themselves, focus more easily, and even be kinder to others--all using the principles of mindfulness. 50 colorfully illustrated, imaginative exercises keep the fun coming while showing kids helpful techniques like deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and more. Many of these off-the-page games take 10 minutes or less, making it easy to practice the magic of mindfulness anytime, anywhere. Inside Mindful Games for Kids, you'll find: 50 fantastic games--Discover mindful games like My Big Bat Ears, Hearing My Breath, As Cool as a Snowflake, and Sing My Emotions--all created just for kids ages 4-8. Imagination invitation--Explore activities themed around breath, senses, thoughts, emotions, and the body--most don't require supplies, just an imagination! Mindful together--Kids can play these mindful games alone or with other people (grown-ups are invited too!)--the supportive guidelines include ways for anyone to win. Kids can find a peaceful mind through fun and games--with Mindful Games for Kids!

Mindful Games Activity Cards

55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness With Kids and Teens

Mindful Games Activity Cards

Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the "new A, B, C's" for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include "anchor" games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

Fun Mindfulness Games for Kids (and Their Parents)

Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book

80 fun mindfulness games and activities to teach children ages 5-8 to calm themselves down, focus, be attentive to people around them, and to feel more peaceful. Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to teach kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel's Sitting Still Like a Frog method of meditation has introduced hundreds of thousands of children worldwide to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and to be more open toward others. This Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book is packed with entertaining and useful activities that children can do alone or with a parent, including yoga exercises for tuning into your body; art and cooking projects; stories to meditate on; posters to color and cards to cut out; stickers; attention games; love notes to share; the big family frog game; and much more!

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

For the clinician who wishes to share the transformational practice of mindfulness with youth who’ve been adversely impacted by trauma. Mindfulness has grown in popularity exponentially over the past two decades, and many educators, therapists, and other youth professionals are asked to teach mindfulness in a variety of public settings: schools, detention centers, and other systems of care. Many of these youths are impacted by trauma. Through practical methods and real- world examples, Sam Himelstein offers a clear conceptual understanding for why mindfulness may help youth impacted by trauma, explanation about when and how to adapt mindfulness meditations, and practical “mini- modules” for presenting and teaching mindfulness via a trauma- informed lens. This book presents specific guidelines about teaching mindfulness within a relationship- based framework for building the therapeutic alliance and aiding other psychotherapy interventions. Case examples illuminate common experiences that arise with trauma-impacted youth, and detailed descriptions of exercises and curricula are provided. This book is a must for therapists who wish to share mindfulness with trauma-impacted youth.

Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces and New Modes of Interactivity

Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces and New Modes of Interactivity

Due to its versatility and accessibility, individuals all around the world routinely use various forms of technology to interact with one another. Over the years, the design and development of technologies and interfaces have increasingly aimed to improve the human-computer interactive experience in unimaginable ways. The Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces and New Modes of Interactivity is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of interactive technologies in the modern age. Highlighting topics including digital environments, sensory applications, and transmedia applications, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, HCI developers, programmers, IT consultants, and media specialists seeking current research on the design, application, and advancement of different media technologies and interfaces that can support interaction across a wide range of users.

Video Games and Well-being

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Video Games and Well-being

This book examines how video game mechanics and narratives can teach players skills associated with increased psychological well-being. It integrates research from psychology, education, ludology, media studies, and communication science to demonstrate how game play can teach skills that have long been associated with increased happiness and prolonged life satisfaction, including flexible thinking, openness to experience, self-care, a growth mindset, solution-focused thinking, mindfulness, persistence, self-discovery and resilience. The chapters in this volume are written by leading voices in the field of game studies, including researchers from academia, the video gaming industry, and mental health practitioners paving the way in the field of “geek therapy.” This book will advance our understanding of the potential of video games to increase our psychological well-being by helping to mitigate depression, anxiety, and stress and foster persistence, self-care, and resilience.

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies

Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies

Restore balance to your life and live in the moment Mindfulness is a proven meditation technique that can help you restore balance in your personal life. Now, the author of Mindfulness For Dummies shows you step-by-step how to put the lessons of his book into practice. Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you to live in the present, let go of negative, distracting, and judgmental thoughts, and achieve greater happiness and contentment in your life. Mindfulness can be applied to a range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, or illness Practicing mindfulness promotes well-being and improves quality of life The audio CD contains guided meditations to enhance the practical guidance within the book Mindfulness Workbook For Dummies gives you the tools you need to pay attention to the present without judgment, and build a happier life. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children. This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.