Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness Author Deborah Schoeber Lein
ISBN-10 9781458730039
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 256
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Mindfulness has gone mainstream, and author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers its practical application in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.



Teaching Mindfulness

Teaching Mindfulness Author Donald McCown
ISBN-10 0387094849
Release 2010-03-10
Pages 250
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The applications and use of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine, mental health care, and education have been expanding as rapidly as the empirical evidence base that is validating and recommending them. This growth has created a powerful demand for professionals who can effectively deliver these interventions, and for the training of new professionals who can enter the fold. Ironically, while the scientific literature on mindfulness has surged, little attention has been paid to the critical who and how of mindfulness pedagogy. Teaching Mindfulness is the first in-depth treatment of the person and skills of the mindfulness teacher. It is intended as a practical guide to the landscape of teaching, to help those with a new or growing interest in mindfulness-based interventions to develop both the personal authenticity and the practical know-how that can make teaching mindfulness a highly rewarding and effective way of working with others. The detail of theory and praxis it contains can also help seasoned mindfulness practitioners and teachers to articulate and understand more clearly their own pedagogical approaches. Engagingly written and enriched with vignettes from actual classes and individual sessions, this unique volume: Places the current mindfulness-based interventions in their cultural and historical context to help clarify language use, and the integration of Eastern and Western spiritual and secular traditio ns Offers a highly relational understanding of mindfulness practice that supports moment-by-moment work with groups and individuals Provides guidance and materials for a highly experiential exploration of the reader's personal practice, embodiment, and application of mindfulness Describes in detail the four essential skill sets of the mindfulness teacher “p> Proposes a comprehensive, systematic model of the intentions of teaching mindfulness as they are revealed in the mindfulness-based interventions Includes sample scripts for a wide range of mindfulness practices, and an extensive resource section for continued personal and career development Essential for today's practitioners and teachers of mindfulness-based interventions Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators brings this increasingly important discipline into clearer focus, opening dialogue for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches, organizational development professionals, and teachers and professionals in higher education , in short, everyone with an interest in helping others find their way into t he benefits of the present moment.



Resources for Teaching Mindfulness

Resources for Teaching Mindfulness Author Donald McCown
ISBN-10 9783319301006
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 481
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This master-class-in-a-book is designed to guide teachers of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in continuing to develop more competence while raising global standards of practice and pedagogy. Starting with the central yet elusive concept of stewardship, it then expands upon the core components of MBI pedagogy. A series of reflective essays by MBI teachers from around the world foregrounds differences and challenges in meeting participants “where they are.” Such reflections are both inspiring and thought-provoking for teachers —wherever they are. The book also provides practical guidance and tools for adjusting teaching style and content for special populations, from chronic pain patients to trauma survivors, from health care professionals to clergy, and including many others. Detailed scripts and practices, ready to adopt and adapt, offer opportunities to explore new directions in the classroom, and to continue the life-long development of the teacher. Included in the coverage: Deepening teachers’ skills of guidance of meditation practices Insights into the essential practice of inquiry and dialogue with participants New practices that allow participants to explore mindfulness together in a spoken encounter How to keep up with, review, and make clear to participants the range of scientific evidence supporting the MBIs The breadth of practical insights and hands-on strategies makes Resources for Teaching Mindfulness a unique developmental asset for a wide range of practitioners around the world. Among those who will benefit are physicians and other medical practitioners, health and clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, clinical social workers, physical and occupational therapists, health educators, and organizational development specialists.



Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

Teaching Mindfulness in Schools Author Penny Moon
ISBN-10 9781351700078
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 104
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Teaching Mindfulness in Schools is a practical teaching toolkit for educators and all professionals concerned with the social and emotional wellbeing of children. The book offers clear introductions to the many aspects and benefits of mindfulness for young people, as well as a wealth of practical guidance and tools to support the teaching of mindfulness in the classroom. Key features include: a range of stimulus materials including artwork and poems to read one-on-one with a child or for whole-class teaching; lesson plans, worksheets and colouring sheets to support a huge range of activity types including physical, creative and sensory exercises so that there is material to suit all the children you work with; audio recordings of guided mindfulness exercises for use in the classroom, narrated by the author and available to purchasers via the Speechmark website. Penny Moon is the founder of A Quiet Place, with nearly three decades of experience in workshop facilitation, teaching, emotional and behaviour development, psychotherapy, complimentary medicine, educational therapeutics and child, parent and family support.



The Mindful Education Workbook Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students

The Mindful Education Workbook  Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students Author Daniel Rechtschaffen
ISBN-10 9780393710472
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 288
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A structured curriculum of classroom-ready lessons, practices, and worksheets for actualizing a powerful new educational paradigm: student mindfulness. This workbook offers a step-by-step curriculum of classroom-ready mindfulness lessons for personal and professional development. It’s a trove of fun, easy activities specially designed to help educators engage K-12 students and cultivate mindful attributes like attention, compassion, and well-being. Rich with simple and effective tips, techniques, worksheets, and guided exercises developed through extensive on-the-ground experience with real students and teachers, The Mindful Education Workbook empowers readers with all the tools they need to integrate mindful education in the school day.



Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens Author Christopher Willard
ISBN-10 9781462522408
Release 2015-10-07
Pages 438
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Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.



A Clinician s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness

A Clinician s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness Author Christiane Wolf
ISBN-10 9781626251410
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 200
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Mindfulness-based interventions have exploded in popularity due to their success in treating everything from everyday stress to more serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).This breakthrough book provides professionals with a comprehensive, session-by-session guide to teaching mindfulness, complete with the scripts and training materials needed to teach introductory mindfulness in a wide variety of settings, despite theoretical background. Mindfulness—once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries—is now a mainstream, evidence-based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. The rapid spread of mindfulness increasingly involves psychologists, physicians, social workers, therapists, counselors, spiritual advisers, life coaches, and education professionals trained in their respective disciplines. Additionally, research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other illnesses. If you are a professional interested in teaching mindfulness, this book will provide you with everything you need to get started right away. The introductory, six-week protocol outlined in this book is easy-to-use, and can be implemented in a variety of settings, ranging from an outpatient mental health clinic to an inpatient oncology clinic, from a substance abuse recovery program to educational settings. In addition, this book will tell you what to bring to each class; provides outlines for each session; offers scripts to help you differentiate the weekly meditative practices; and provides invaluable resources for further study and professional development. If you’re looking to integrate mindfulness into your professional work, this is your go-to guide.



Mindful Teaching and Learning

Mindful Teaching and Learning Author Karen Ragoonaden
ISBN-10 9781498506670
Release 2015-07-22
Pages 134
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Mindful Teaching and Learning: Developing a Pedagogy of Well-Being features a community of scholar-practitioners from across disciplines, methodologies, and ideological perspectives exploring and examining contexts that support mindful teaching, mindful learning, and a pedagogy of well-being. Collectively, these chapters document and analyze the opportunities and challenges within pedagogical sites and discuss how the disposition of mindfulness can be nurtured and sustained in educational practice and praxis. Bolstered by the positive evidence-based standards emanating from clinical settings, mindfulness based training has spread into a variety of other fields like psychology, healthcare, and more recently, education. Within pedagogical environments, an emergent secular conception of mindfulness, under the auspices of educational psychologists like Langer (1987; 1997), Goleman, (2008), Lantieri (2008), Roeser, Skinner, Beers, and Jennings, (2012), and Schonert-Reichl and Lawlor (2010), is making headway. Consequently, Mindfulness Training (MT) resources have been applied to educational contexts in order to maximize the academic, emotional, physical, and psychological benefits provided by this mind-body approach to well-being. Acknowledging the increasing evidence base for the efficacy of mindfulness interventions as well as the elevated stress levels reported by many educators and their students, this book discusses how mindful practices, praxis, and research can inform and support pedagogy, curriculum, and leadership initiatives in higher education in the twenty-first century. Alongside the multitude of recent studies in the area of Mindfulness, contributors discuss their own experiences using Self-study, Contemplative pedagogy, Living Educational Theory, and Curriculum Inquiry. The content of this book examines ways in which to develop habits of mind and courses of action, as well as a curriculum of study that can support educators as they cultivate competencies for thriving and coping with the modern demands of being a teacher.



The Mindfulness Teaching Guide

The Mindfulness Teaching Guide Author Rob Brandsma
ISBN-10 9781626256187
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 304
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You must embody mindfulness in order to teach it. The Mindfulness Teaching Guide offers a thorough and practical guide for mindfulness teachers and professionals, offering a systematic approach to developing the teaching methods, skills, and competencies needed to become a proficient mindfulness teacher. Mindfulness has captured public attention like never before. From the classroom to the boardroom, everyone is trying to make present moment awareness a part of daily life. Likewise, more and more professionals are adopting mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in their work, whether it’s in healthcare, education, counseling, or social services. However, many people lack the resources needed to teach mindfulness well. In this guide, you’ll learn the three essential skills of being an effective mindfulness teacher: how to guide mindfulness practice, how to explore mindful inquiry, and how to give didactic presentations. Along with teaching underlying theory, this book also offers practical options, suggestions, examples, and even reminder lists so you can swiftly put what you learn to use. The approach in this book is descriptive instead of prescriptive, offering options instead of instructions to help you develop your own style of teaching. If you want to improve the way you teach mindfulness—no matter what kind of setting you’re in—this book is for you.



Mindful Teacher Mindful School

Mindful Teacher  Mindful School Author Kevin Hawkins
ISBN-10 9781526415585
Release 2017-06-24
Pages 208
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With this guide to mindful practice, teachers will learn how to use mindfulness in their own professional and personal lives as well as how to incorporate it in their teaching to support student wellbeing.



Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students Author Elizabeth McAvoy
ISBN-10 9781938539145
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 6
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A classroom is a high-energy, dynamic environment in which there are dozens of moving parts at any given moment. Teachers need to be able to think quickly and remain calm in the face of constant change. Being mindful helps teachers act effectively as opposed to reactively, which facilitates classroom management and improves the climate of the classroom and school. Mindfulness also helps teachers reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and organization, and be more observant and responsive. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.



Teaching Mindfulness to Middle School Students and Homeless Youth in School Classrooms

Teaching Mindfulness to Middle School Students and Homeless Youth in School Classrooms Author David Paul Viafora
ISBN-10 OCLC:750079258
Release 2011
Pages 143
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The prevalence and early onset of mental and emotional health problems for children and adolescents suggest an urgent need to explore the potential of preventive intervention programs to strengthen the emotional well-being of youth and insulate them from the harmful effects of stress and other risk factors of daily life. A small but growing base of research shows that mindfulness-based interventions with children and adolescents demonstrate treatment feasibility and acceptability, with encouraging findings in emotional and cognitive well-being, and externalizing behaviors. Mindfulness is the ability to focus one's attention on internal and external experiences as they take place in the present moment, with an attitude of kindness and curiosity. Mindfulness helps individuals to be more accepting and at ease with whatever thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations arise. When youth are able to simply observe and respond compassionately to their thoughts and impulses without being attached to or pulled by them, they can make choices that are not limited by their habitual emotional reactions. As the research base is still emerging, only a handful of studies have explored mindfulness-based interventions in educational settings; applications of mindfulness have yet to be tested with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. No studies have empirically evaluated a mindfulness course with middle school students in a classroom setting, or with youth facing homelessness. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an 8-week mindfulness course in middles school classrooms. A quasi-experimental design with a non-equivalent comparison group of waitlisted students was used to measure student reported changes over time in the domains of acceptance and mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and self-compassion. Two treatment groups, composed of students attending a traditional middle school (n=38) and with students attending a specialized school serving homeless youth (n=18) were assessed at pre- and post-test. Participants completed a post-course evaluation questionnaire to illustrate their satisfaction and responses to the mindfulness course and how they may have applied mindfulness skills in their daily lives. The first treatment group improved significantly in the domain of psychological acceptance and mindfulness from baseline to post-intervention and in comparison to the comparison group. Both treatment groups experienced improved changes in psychological inflexibility in relation to the comparison group, though the findings were not significant. Highly positive student evaluations and high course completion rates indicated that the mindfulness course was acceptable to both treatment groups and feasibly implemented in their school classrooms. Furthermore, the mindfulness skills were applied in various domains of their daily lives, and led to improved sense of well-being, reduced stress, management of difficult emotions, and improved interpersonal dynamics. The study's findings and clinical observations suggest that quality instructor training, teacher support for classroom behavior management, and class size may be important variables that impact the effectiveness of a mindfulness course for students. Future studies may be enticed by the qualitative results to more objectively explore the effects of a mindfulness course upon levels of stress, anger and aggression, overall quality of life in youth, and overall academic performance.



Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Author Christopher K. Germer
ISBN-10 1606238191
Release 2005-03-09
Pages 333
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Responding to growing interest among psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The authors, who have been practicing both mindfulness and psychotherapy for decades, present a range of clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book reviews the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and presents compelling empirical findings. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples, practice exercises, and resource listings.



Teaching Mindfulness to Children and Teens

Teaching Mindfulness to Children and Teens Author Elisabeth Rose Wilds
ISBN-10 146631947X
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 56
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Teaching Mindfulness to Children & Teens Mindfulness is a practice that helps us quiet the mind and live from a deeper place inside. Mindfulness assists us in becoming fully present in the moment and creates the opportunity for us to respond to the world and ourselves with greater compassion. This book focuses on clear and simple techniques and practices that can be easily incorporated into your child's and teenager's daily routines. As you begin to walk this path with your children, step gently and with patience, appreciating the fullness of the moment that this practice will bestow upon your family.



Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills

Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills Author Christine Dunkley
ISBN-10 9781135017651
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 120
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Mindfulness has become a vital skill for many people working in the fields of physical and mental health, teaching, business, leadership and sports. While plenty of books explain the uses of mindfulness, until now none has addressed the particular challenges of effectively passing these skills on to clients in a user-friendly way. Designed to help professionals introduce mindfulness to clients, the skills laid out here can help those struggling with problems of recurrent stress or ruminative thought, and benefit people wanting to live in a more effective, rewarding way. Incorporating a series of practical exercises and drawing on their own professional experience, the authors clearly demonstrate the most effective methods for presenting mindfulness techniques to those with no previous experience. Topics covered include: Orienting the client to the skill Obtaining and using client feedback effectively Introducing simple practises Teaching clients to utilise mindfulness in everyday life Case scenarios demonstrating the skills in practice This practical, structured guide is essential for professionals already teaching or planning to teach mindfulness skills, those taking courses or workshops and for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness.



Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness

Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness Author Lauren Alderfer
ISBN-10 0996087273
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 224
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Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness approaches life as a laboratory for practicing mindfulness as a way of being—from the heart, in presence and as a teacher. When this is magnified for teachers it becomes a mindfulness-based teaching approach. This approach is exemplified in ten real-life classrooms vignettes through the lens of a Mindful Teacher Lesson Design. This practical design can be adapted to any subject, curriculum or school setting. Each chapter begins with a mindfulness practice because, above all, mindfulness is heart-centered andTeaching from the Heart of Mindfulness invites teachers into its warm-hearted nature. In the West wisdom is thought to rest in the mind, which is considered to be in the head. While in India, where the author has lived many years, the seat of wisdom is considered to be in the heart rather than the head. In Sanskrit, the word describing the energy of the heart isanahata—literally, “unstuck.” For at the very heart of our lives, including typical teaching days, beyond limiting thoughts and emotions, there is an inner dwelling of the heart. It brings with it a feeling of expansion that is alwaysunstuck, always whole. The practice of mindfulness cultivates this unfolding process. By teaching from the heart of mindfulness, teachers—and, by direct consequence, their students—are welcomed into this spaciousness of heart.In touching our student's lives from this warm-hearted core of who we are, we become true peacemakers.



A Still Quiet Place

A Still Quiet Place Author Amy Saltzman
ISBN-10 9781608827596
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 248
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Teaching kids stress management skills early in life will help them to grow into happy and healthy adults. And if you work with children or adolescents, you know that kids today need these skills more than ever. The pressures they face in the classroom, on the playground, in their extracurricular activities, and at home can sometimes be overwhelming. So how can you help lay the groundwork for their success? A Still Quiet Place presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman’s original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety. One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within. The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing. For more information, visit www.stillquietplace.com.