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Teaching Meditation To Children The Practical Guide To The Use And Benefits Of Meditation Techniques

Author : David Fontana
ISBN : 9781780284804
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Meditation is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with the intensity of their feelings and ease the pressures in their lives - among family, with friends and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is perhaps even more valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the emotional peaks and valleys of the transition from childhood to adulthood. This book explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (from five to eighteen) and shows how the benefits of meditation can help in a range of ways: from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to reducing hyperactivity, aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in improving concentration, establishing emotional balance and enhancing imagination and creativity.

How To Teach Meditation To Children

Author : David Fontana
ISBN : 9781786781116
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence. This is a new edition of the classic guide to teaching meditation to children – one of the first and still one of the best in terms of clarity, practicality and usability. Avoiding religious terminology, it’s aimed at parents and teachers and explains techniques for working with children in different age groups (5 upward), offering a wide range of easy-to-follow and effective exercises. The book explains the benefits of meditation for children, from relieving shyness and anxiety to reducing aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in boosting concentration, emotional balance and creativity. It is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with pressures at home and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self-understanding and is incredibly valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. An attractive, friendly design highlights the exercises and case studies makes the book easy to navigate. The text has been updated for this new edition by parenting and meditation expert Amber Hatch, author of the bestselling Mindfulness for Parents, and she has also written a foreword.

Baby Buddhas

Author : Lisa Desmond
ISBN : 9781449400026
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Testimonials from parents describe the positive changes in their children since the start of meditation practice. Their children: * became calmer, kinder, and more thoughtful of themselves and the world around them, * developed a stronger sense of self, and * learned to comfort themselves when feeling anxious. Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children is the first book to show parents and educators how to teach meditation to preschool-age children. Through irresistible photos and easy-to-follow text, Lisa Desmond clearly explains her copyrighted method of teaching meditation to children 18 months to three years old. Baby Buddhas also highlights the benefits of meditation for parents and children and shows how to incorporate meditation into family life. Part One, "Creating Your Space," explains how to create a simple meditation space in the home or school and explains the importance of sound, posture, and breathing. In Part Two, "Adult Meditations," adults learn three meditations to give them an opportunity to learn and meditate on their own before teaching children. Part Three, "Children's Meditations," includes 10 meditations suitable for children, organized from simplest to most complex. The children's meditations include the "Sunshine Meditation," in which the child learns to breathe in a "sunshine ball of light" full of love, and the "Om Meditation," which helps children calm themselves and feel love, even when their parents are away. All the children's meditations use repetition and simple words and images that children can easily understand. Parents who have used Lisa's techniques marvel at how their children have become calmer and more focused since they started meditating. With Baby Buddhas, parents and educators can give the children in their care a gift that will last a lifetime.

Guided Meditations For Children

Author : Jane Reehorst
ISBN : 9781498232937
Genre : Religion
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Guided Meditations for Children shares a simple process that teaches children how to pray through meditation on the Scriptures. This process leads children into the Scripture scene, where they meet Jesus personally and are encouraged to talk and listen to him - which is prayer. Children will love to listen to these meditations because they love stories and because they are personally invited by Jesus to come, sit beside him, and listen to his story. Teaching children how to come to the Lord will not only affect you and your class now, but will lead children into a lifelong habit of affective prayer - the heart of religious education.

Teach The Children Meditation

Author : Sally L. Harper
ISBN : 1887472967
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many people dream of a world filled with peace andkindness. I believe that a key that will unlock the door tothat dream is teaching children, ours and others, tomeditate. Wouldn?t it be wonderful to see children not inany particular religious or cultural setting, meditating justto be peaceful? What a gift it would be to our children,ourselves and our communities to open this magic doorof the inner self to our children.Some religions and spiritual communities in thiscountry teach meditation as a way to know God andourselves. Yet, the children are not taught to meditate, atleast not in any systematic way. (Yoga or TM ?Transcendental Meditation ? are two exceptions.)In the following chapters you will find a planneddesign to entice a child to open the magic door of selfthrough the practice of meditation. This book is like aseries of lesson plans designed to teach meditation toindividuals and groups of children of all ages. Theseinstructions can be used by parents, teachers and caregivers even if they have never meditated.There are many types and styles of meditations discussedin this book. You may find you want to use others withwhich you are more familiar. If you choose to vary or addto the methods presented, be willing to take the time touse a framework and follow the steps leading through the process. The plans described here will make it easier foryou to create a successful routine for developing an effec-tivemeditation process with children and teens.You may ask: Why do I need to teach meditation orneed a plan to follow? If you have meditated on a regularschedule from before your child?s birth and not let thebirth interfere with that meditation schedule; and if yourchild has watched you do so; and if that child has joinedyou from time to time by imitation, or invitation, orboth; and if you?ve encouraged the child, with discussionand invitation to join you; then, you don?t need a plan.Your life style is the plan.People from some eastern cultures grow up in this typeof environment. Their lifestyle and culture support themeditation process. In these countries, adults oftenmeditate regularly, and children observe, and imitate thispractice. Few people in western cultures experience thatkind of example. However, with a bit of patience, prepa-ration,and a willingness to accept meditation as a dailypriority, we can enjoy this practice and the accompanyingpeace it brings to our lives and those of our families.This may sound like a lot of work, following a plan andmaking all the preparations, to sit quietly for just a fewminutes a day. But stop and ask yourself, do you neces-sarilyfollow the practices that could provide you with abetter lifestyle just because you believe in them? If youbelieve it is wise and good for you to meditate and thatyou will probably benefit from doing so, will you do it?Will you teach your children to do it? If the answer is yes,then wonderful, you probably don?t need this book. But if you are like most of us and you need the external disci-plineof a plan, some steps to follow to lead you whereyou want to go, then this book is for you!Having a plan and using organization and structure areonly means to an end. This book offers a plan within astructure that works for me and for those I have taught.It takes very little time to learn this plan. Give it a chanceand you?ll soon be meditating with your sons and daugh-ters.The benefits are nothing short of claiming a spacefor your soul, and the soul of your child, to grow in. Hereis where giving and receiving become one.When teaching meditation, parents come as bearers ofpeace and gentleness to their children. You will beteaching and learning how to make a space in your livesfor something very precious.There is no doubt in my mind that you can do it. Don?tbe afraid to try it. Do not be impatient with yourself. Ifyou skip a day or get side tracked, take a deep breath andstart again.Peace begins within each individual heart and spreads outto encompass all the world. The ?Peace Song? song says,?Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.?It is always true as a parent, that as we teach ourchildren we teach ourselves. It is the child?s gift to us. Letthe fact that you picked up this book be a special sign toyourself. A sign of willingness, of desire for peace and ofyour love of a child.

A Child S Way

Author : Jeannie Battagin
ISBN : 9810716958
Genre : Meditation
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Sensational Meditation For Children

Author : Sarah Wood Vallely
ISBN : 9780979330209
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sarah Vallely has created a step-by-step roadmap for teaching children how to meditate. Rich with philosophy, supporting science and practical examples, this book clearly explains the benefits of meditation for today's young generation. Included are 12 meditations and a variety of fun-filled exercises to help you get started right away. Higher self esteem, improved focus, better reading skills, closer family relationships and better health are just a few of the outcomes parents, therapists and teachers who have used Sensational Meditation for Children are raving about.

The Knower Curriculum Teach Meditation To Children With Timeless Tales

Author : Shelley Astrof
ISBN : 1775332004
Genre : Education
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The Knower Curriculum is a specifically designed collection of subjects for teaching meditation and conscious awareness to school-age children (5-12 years of age). It is based on decades of research in education, meditation and yoga disciplines as well as the study of the Knower (inner conscious awareness and intelligence) and years of collecting insightful stories. The Knower Curriculum has a companion story/colouring book for children called Timeless Tales.The main subjects are meditation, philosophy and yoga disciplines, which include breath (pranayama), sound (mantra) and body (hatha yoga). Also included is a large selection of games and activities. All of the above subjects are showcased on the backdrop of nine insightful stories (Timeless Tales) with nine specific themes.This unique approach to education is geared towards helping students develop well-rounded skills to build a strong foundation for success in school and in life.The book is divided into two parts: Part 1: Curriculum and Instruction This section presents the theory and practice of meditation and yoga. The philosophy is described in terms of the mind, the Knower and meditation. The yoga disciplines-pranayama (breath), mantra (sound) and hatha yoga (body)-are presented and there is also a large selection of games and activities. Part 2: The Play of Words, Implementation This section consists of nine insightful stories called Timeless Tales. Each tale is paired with a lesson to highlight its specific theme. Each lesson consists of a theme, a selection of discussion ideas and questions, definitions of pertinent words, ideas for meditation, breath exercises, sound and body awareness, and activities and games. All the supplementary activities support and enhance the theme of each story. The themes of the Timeless Tales include such topics as remaining alert, destiny, dealing with criticism, friendship, the power of thought, habits, expanding awareness, truth and lies, and the mind's perspective.This curriculum is easy to implement and include in a classroom setting. It is a well-rounded pedagogical approach to education that considers the whole child as a developing being. As a result, an environment conducive to sharpening the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills of the students is created in the classroom.This unique approach to education will help children develop the ability to watch and examine their minds. They will learn to have confidence and flexibility in their decisions, independence in their thinking, discrimination in their judgement and impeccability in their actions. They will have the courage to make proper choices so that they can live a happier, healthier and more joyful life. This is the precious gift of The Knower Curriculum.Enjoy

Coming Home

Author : Ernie Christie
ISBN : 1925073289
Genre : Children
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A tangible support to teachers on Christian meditation for children, this book is the result of a Diocesan-wide programme in Townsville to teach meditation to children from preschool to Year 12.

Teaching Meditation To Children Large Print 16pt

Author : Ingrid Slack
ISBN : 1459666038
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Meditation is one of the best tools we can offer children to help them cope with the intensity of their feelings and ease the pressures in their lives - among family, with friends and at school. It gives even very young children power over their thinking and emotions through enhanced self - understanding and is perhaps even more valuable in helping adolescents to navigate the emotional peaks and valleys of the transition from childhood to adulthood. This book explains the varying techniques for working with children in different age groups (from five to eighteen) and shows how the benefits of meditation can help in a range of ways: from relieving shyness, anxiety and tension to reducing hyperactivity, aggression and impatience. Meditation has also proved helpful when treating asthma, insomnia and depression, and in improving concentration, establishing emotional balance and enhancing imagination and creativity.

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