Sitting Still Like a Frog

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  • Author: Snel, Eline
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • ISBN: 9781611800586
  • Format: Paperback/CD
  • number of pages: 112
  • publication year: 2013

Sitting Still Like a Frog features simple mindfulness practices to help children (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. Mindfulness - the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment just as it is - is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. This book is a very appealing introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout. Includes a 60 minute audio CD with guided meditations, voiced by Myla Kabat-Zinn, who along with her husband, Jon Kabat-Zinn, popularized mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a therapeutic approach. 

Keywords: Children's Books/CD's, Emotions/Relaxation, Parenting, General, Age Groups, Primary School Years