Mindfulness in

education

Mindfulness in Education Resources

Latest research:

Click here for a PDF of the latest research regarding mindfulness in education.

Programs for children / young adults:

Creating Balance - A program developed by Tina Gibson for upper and lower primary children

Flourish - A program for older children and adolescents, developed by Fiona Gauntlett: Mindful Seed

Thrive - A program for children, developed by Fiona Gauntlett: Mindful Seed

Mindful Schools, evidenced based programs for young children and one for older children

Mindfulness in Schools, two evidenced based programs for young children and one for older children

The Still Quiet Place

Learning to Breathe, a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents

Mindup, a program designed to help children learn about their brain and ways of paying attention

Mindful Self-Compassion program for young adults

Making Friends with Yourself: as MSC program for 11 - 19 year olds

Books:

Planting Seeds, Practicing Mindfulness with Children, by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2011

A Still Quiet Place, a Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions, by Dr Amy Saltzman forward by Saki Santorelli, 2014

Meditation Capsules, A Mindfulness Program for Children, by Janet Etty-Leal, forward by Dr Craig Hassed, 2010

The Mindful Child, How to Help your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder and More Compassionate, by Susan Kaiser Greenland, 2010

Brainstorm, The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, by Daniel Siegel, 2014

Learn to Breathe, by Patricia Broderick PhD, forward by Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn. A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance

No Drama Discipline, The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.

Web-sites & teaching resources:

Cool Australia - Mindfulness worksheets for teachers and students

The Greater Good Science Centre, for a wealth of research regarding mindfulness for children

The Still Quiet Place: Amy Saltzman, MD

Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness short film

Inner kids: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Mindful Schools

Why Mindfulness is needed in Education

The Mindfulness in Schools Project

The Association for Mindfulness in Education

Mindfulness Seed, Fiona Gauntlett's programs for schools

YOUTUBE CLIPS REGARDING MINDFULNESS IN EDUCATION

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The MSC Teachers:

"Tina, you created a safe, warm, kind and comfortable learning environment. Your expertise and experience in MSC was evident throughout the program as well as your ability to provide lots of relevant examples to explain a point/concept."

"The teachers were warm, authentic and funny, which set the stage for an open, trusting group. On of the main things was they used self-compassion - this has helped me apply it too. I appreciated the use of personal anecdotes which normalized the struggles of MSC, and a way through such struggles."

"Loved your openness, the way you valued each participant as an individual and part of a collective group."

"Good ability to respond to each person and be flexible."

"The teacher's kindness and generous attitude to everyone was heartwarming"

"I thought the teacher was 'keeping it real', and practicing what she preached."

"Excellent planning, preparation and presentation skills of our wise teacher/s, made this a fulfilling experience."

"The teacher was very compassionate and respectful of our suffering, struggles, difficulties and stories. She was able to share her own experiences and provided a safe environment for us to open up."
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