Teaching children to manage stress and be happier
Trim size in cm: 17x24
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11)
This book is intended to be a structured guide for the application of a program for teaching mindfulness meditation aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years. This program aims to give children the opportunity to access a new way of being in the world: more aware, emotionally balanced and more compassionate. This modality is one that acts as an antidote to the frenzy and stress imposed on childhood today by a materialistic and competitive culture, by enhancing qualities such as patience, kindness, trust and self-esteem.
Developed by the authors and based on the most important international experiences in the field and their personal clinical experience, this program can be proposed as a training project at school or as an independent extra-scholastic activity. It was designed for small group use, but with the necessary adaptations, it can also be applicable to a single child.
Designed for teachers, educators, and psychotherapists, “Mindfulness Program” is divided into two parts. The first explains the reasons why teaching mindfulness in the developmental age is extremely important and profitable. The second offers suggestions and indications chapter by chapter on how to conduct an 8-week mindfulness course aimed at school-aged children.
Children and mindfulness
The MBSR program “The flower inside”: general information
THE PROGRAM “THE FLOWER INSIDE”
Orientation meeting with the parents
Meeting 1: There's a secret garden inside of me
Meeting 2: The beginner's mind
Meeting 3: A thought is a thought
Meeting 4: The colors of emotions
Meeting 5: Stressful events
Meeting 6: Awareness before acting
Meeting 7: Me and the other me
Meeting 8: The flower inside