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Under Pressure - Updated Version 2018 - An updated version of this popular video with new celebrity interviews and updated statistics, showing the benefits of teaching teens mindfulness. Now, more than ever, teens need to learn lifelong skills to handle the stresses of life so they can truly thrive! A great video to share in schools and classrooms.
Gratitude Meditation This video will help you bring more happiness into your day by allowing you a few minutes to sit back, relax and think about a few things or people you are grateful for. Try it and see how a little gratitude can feel good and be a great boost to your mood and your wellbeing.
Relax - This 5 minute Guided Meditation is perfect for relieving stress, letting go of tension and finding a few minutes of deep relaxation during your busy day.
Gathering Attention - This is a great meditation to help middle and high school students settle into the classroom by grounding their attention inward to help them prepare their bodies and minds for learning.
Quiet Your Busy Mind - This meditation will help middle school and high school students recognize the busyness of their minds. Through this meditation, they can learn to recognize thoughts as just thoughts and learn to let go of unhelpful thoughts, quiet their minds, and relax their bodies. They can also learn the important skill of placing positive thoughts in their minds to help them do their best.
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References & Resources
Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress, Here’s How It Changes Your Brain
Why Does Anyone Do Yoga Anyway?
Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
Harvard Business Review
Mindfulness Is Good for Your Heart—and Your Waistline
The Greater Good
Benefits of Mindfulness
Benefits of Mindfulness
Books We Love
The Art of Happiness
The Dalai Lama
A handbook for living. This is the book that kicked off the genre of happiness books, and it remains a cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.
The Emotional Life of Your Brain
Richard J. Davidson (Author), Sharon Begley (Contributor).
Davidson, a pioneering neuroscientist, and Begley, a leading science journalist, explain how we each have specific, identifiable brain circuits that give rise to our Emotional Style, reflecting our individual inclination to express emotions such as compassion, affability, and empathy.
Shares the lessons and wisdom Salzberg has developed over 30 years of teaching meditation, distilled into a 28-day program.
Susan Smalley and Diana Winston
Smalley highlights research encouraging readers to try mindfulness themselves, and Winston explains how.
The Wise Heart
Jack Kornfield explains the Buddhist concept of mindfulness and how it can be used for personal transformation.
Peace is Every Step
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us through mindful practices.
Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn
The inner workings of mindful parenting of children of all ages.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
Sequel to "Full Catastrophe Living," Jon further delves into meditation and mindfulness theory.
Full Catastrophe Living
Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness.
Books for Parents
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel
Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.