A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 761

Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006263

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 3514

A Handful of Quiet presents one of the best known and most innovative meditation practices developed by Thich Nhat Hanh as part of the Plum Village community's practice with children. Pebble meditation is a playful and fun activity that parents and educators can do with their children to introduce them to meditation. It is designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. A Handful of Quiet is a concrete activity that parents and educators can introduce to children in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children will find this unique meditation guide helpful. Children can also enjoy doing pebble meditation on their own. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).

Mindful Movements

Ten Exercises for Well-Being

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209833

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 62

View: 6337

Over the years, Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community in Plum Village, have developed more and more ways to integrate mindfulness practices into every aspect of their daily life. A few years back Thich Nhat Hanh began to develop gentle exercises based on Yoga and Tai Chi movements. Initially designed as mindful stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Mindful Movements became a popular tool to complement to sitting meditation extending Thich Nhat Hanh's trademark gentle approach to Buddhist teachings into a series of physical movements. These movements enjoy a growing popularity amongst his students and have become integral part of his retreats. These simple and effective practices are meant to reduce stress and tension to help the practitioner gain the serenity he needs to return to a state of mindfulness. When done as part of a full mediation practice, theses movements can address mental, emotional, and physical stress. Offered to the general public for the first time, the Mindful Movements have been lovingly illustrated by one of Thich Nhat Hanh's long-time practitioner, Wietske Vriezen. Drawn in a whimsical and immediately appealing style the booklet presents 10 routines that can be practiced by people of all ages and body types whether they are already familiar with mindfulness practices or not. The Mindful Movements are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. Far from being another exercise program, Mindful Movements is for all those wanting to add a gentle but physical element to their meditation practice.They can be practiced before or after sitting meditation, at home, or at work - any time you have a few minutes to refresh your body and quiet your mind. For those new to meditation they are a great, non-threatening way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete and multi-faceted practice. For those who already have an established sitting practice Mindful Movements will come as a welcomed addition to their practice. Includes 35 minute DVD of Thich Nhat Hanh and members of his Plum Village Sangha demonstrating Mindful Movements. With little film footage of Thich Nhat Hanh available the sequence of the enclosed DVD that feature him demonstrating these exercises will be a welcome bonus. Booklet features a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh and Introduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn [TBC]

Under the Rose Apple Tree

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375043

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2584

Presents teachings, stories, and practices that are meant to help the reader "touch the Buddha inside."

Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 1098

Based on the Plum Village retreat program through which families with children practice mindfulness, meditation and peaceful communication, a book-and-CD set outlines activities and curricula that can be incorporated into school and community settings to build supportive, mutually beneficial environments. Original.

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 3475

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.

The Coconut Monk

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 964

Based on the life of a Buddhist monk, presents the story of a simple monk and his two friends, a cat and mouse, who live in harmony and advocate for peace. Reprint.

Child's Mind

Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209620

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 4599

The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.

Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807593052

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6152

What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even bad days are a little easier.

A Pebble for Your Pocket

Author: Thich Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1935209450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 2114

Combining the stories and meditation practices from the previous edition of A Pebble for your Pocket with those collected in Under the Rose Apple Tree and several new stories, this completely revised edition is comprised of Buddhist parables and stories from the author's own childhood experiences. They elucidate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness practice, giving young readers and their parents concrete advise on handling difficult emotions like anger. Written in a highly accessible style that doesn’t rely on lot of jargon or difficult vocabulary, this collection emphasizes the importance of the present moment through vivid metaphors, original allegories, and colorful stories. Young readers learn about handling anger, living in the present moment, and “interbeing” — the interconnectedness of all things. Thich Nhat Hanh offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature and the joy of living in the present moment.

Moody Cow Meditates (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Kerry Lee MacLean

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458783790

Category:

Page: 48

View: 3779

Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he loses his temper and gets in trouble. And to make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise. This vibrant and funny children's book is a playful and hilarious way to introduce children to the power of meditation. With full color illustrations by the author Moody Cow Meditatesis a wonderful book for parents and children to share together.

Take the Time

Mindfulness for Kids

Author: Maud Roegiers

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 9781433807961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5845

Via rhythms and imagery, guides a child toward self-awareness and mindfulness, tools which may help him or her calm down and feel better when out-of-sorts.

Each Breath a Smile

Author: Sister Susan

Publisher: Plum Blossom Books

ISBN: 9781888375220

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7766

"Children learn how to connect with their breathing to help them experience calmness and enjoy a deeper relationship with their friends, family and the world"--T.p. verso.

Is Nothing Something?

Kids' Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything in Between

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6387

In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Illustrated with original full-color artwork by Jessica McClure, Is Nothing Something? will help adults plant the seeds of mindfulness in the young children in their lives. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to me?” and progressing through issues that we all wrestle with, such as “How do I know if I really love somebody?”, “How long am I going to live?”, and “What does God look like?”, each page presents a question with a short answer from Thich Nhat Hanh, appropriate for beginning readers to work with on their own. The back of the book has the first complete children’s biography of Thich Nhat Hanh, along with basic, kid-friendly instructions for mindful breathing and mindful walking. Both humorous and profound, Is Nothing Something? is the perfect resource for kids with questions, adults looking to answer them, and anyone with questions of their own.

Teach Your Child Meditation

70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-stress and Chill Out

Author: Lisa Roberts

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454929185

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 4477

Even children need ways to calm themselves--and Teach Your Child Meditation gives kids ages 5-12 important tools to relieve anxiety, cultivate mindfulness, and gain confidence. More than 70 illustrated exercises are organized to highlight their special benefits, including "Hocus Pocus, I Can Focus," "The Chill Zone," "Stress Busters," or a section with group exercises. Whether the goal is improved sleep, concentration, or relaxation, this guide can help.

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda

Author: Lauren Alderfer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171850X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4749

This wonderful picture book for children and adults alike introduces the powerful practice of mindfulness in a fun and exciting way. With the delightful Monkey and his serene friend Happy Panda guiding readers to a calmer and more attentive mind, this whimsical yet warm presentation will delight all readers. As our story begins, Monkey is not so mindful - his Monkey Mind constantly jumping from one thing to another - but he encounters a mysterious and playful friend in Happy Panda. Panda helps Monkey recognize the simple joy of doing what you're doing while you're doing it.

I Am Peace

A Book of Mindfulness

Author: Susan Verde

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2859

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.

Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

Author: Lorraine Murray

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159346

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2024

At school, we believe education should touch the whole child. This includes the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive aspects of the child's life. We teach children quietness as a skill to reflect and recharge their inner lives. Lorraine Murray helped us on this journey.' -- Sheila Laing, Head Teacher. Stress and behavioural disorders are common in children, who are increasingly bombarded by marketing campaigns, faced with school and peer pressure, and able to sense the stress of adults around them. Mindfulness and meditation can help children recognise and cope with these pressures, releasing bad feelings gently and giving them simple tools to deal with tension and stress throughout their lives. In this practical and inspiring book, Lorraine Murray shows parents, teachers and youth workers how to lead fun and peaceful meditation sessions with children. Lorraine explains a variety of different approaches, from meditations around daily activities for busy families, to ideas for group 'quietness' sessions in schools. She provides fun, tactile rhymes for toddlers to help them calm down before bedtime, and suggests ways to help teenagers reduce anxiety. She goes on to explain how these methods can help children with ADHD and those on the autistic spectrum, giving a range of case studies. This book is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some experience of relaxation and meditation techniques. It offers all the advice needed to lead sessions with children, whilst encouraging the reader to adapt and develop their own ways of helping children to feel calmer, happier and more peaceful.

Breathe and Be

A Book of Mindfulness Poems

Author: Kate Coombs

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622039386

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5877

I breathe slowly in, I breathe slowly out. My breath is a river of peace. I am here in the world. Each moment I can breathe and be. Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we’re watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of Breathe and Be remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace. Ages 4–8

Meditation Is an Open Sky

Mindfulness for Kids

Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497692628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 980

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.