Discover Mindfulness

Mindfulness Programs

Discover Mindfulness is not a program provider. Rather, we can connect you with the latest information on structured mindfulness programs for students and teachers. Our program pages include programs that are either active in Ontario or very well established elsewhere:

You can also check out the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative Education Program Database for information on many other mindfulness programs.

Resources & Links

Click here for resources and links to mindfulness in education organizations.


Meditation Timers

These audio files consist of various lengths of silence as an aid to meditation practice. A bell is rung once at the start and three times at the end. You may download these files or listen to them in streaming audio.

http://www.insightmeditation
center.org/meditation-timers/


APPS

Mindfulness Bell

People around the world take pleasure in stopping and consciously breathing in and out three times when they hear the sound of the bell.

Stop, Breathe & Think

For iPhones & iPads only. Stop, Breathe & Think is a free iTunes mindfulness app for teens. It teaches the basics of mindfulness meditation and asks the user to do a 10-second check-in, answer a few questions about their present state, suggests a few meditations, and then provides a short guided meditation, about 5 or 6 minutes. It tracks your progress and awards “stickers” when you finish a guided meditation.

Mindshift

For iPhones & iPads &Androids. Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

Breathe2Relax

By The National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

Smiling Mind

An online resource from Australia that bills itself as “modern meditation for young people… a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives.” It also offers a free computer-based mindfulness in education program for ages 7-11, 12-15 and 16-22.

Buddify

For iPhone/iPad/Android:Mobile mindfulness app for modern life.

Other Information

Garrison Institute  
c/o Glenclyffe 
14 Mary's Way, Route 9D 
Garrison, New York 10524
Phone: 845.424.4800 
Fax: 845.424.4900 
Email: info@garrisoninstitute.org
www.garrisoninstitute.org

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
150 Lake Drive,
Rhinebeck, NY
845-266-4444
www.eomega.org

Insight Meditation Society
1230 Pleasant Street, Barre MA 01005
978-355-4378
www.dharma.org

Authentic Happiness
University of Pennsylvania
Authentic Happiness Web Site


Video Resources

Mindfulness
Stress Reduction
And Healing

 

Cognitive Neuroscience
of Mindfulness Meditation

RESOURCES for EDUCATORS

We've put together a list of resources as a starting point for those interested in exploring Mindfulness further.


White Paper on Integrating Mindfulness Training in Education

The White PaperA recently-published white paper points to the benefits of providing mindfulness training to educators and provides recommendations for further research and implementation. Entitled Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students the paperwas published online March 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media.

To explore this important white paper further:

Further Information

For further information on current research, see: The Association for Mindfulness in Education http://http://www.mindfuleducation.org/research/


Mindfulness & Yoga Resources for School Libraries

MINDFUL TEACHING AND TEACHING MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATORS

EVERYBODY PRESENT: MINDFULNESS IN EDUCATION – Nikolaj Flor Rotne and Didde Flor Rotne
MINDFUL TEACHING AND TEACHING MINDFULNESS: A GUIDE FOR ANYONE WHO TEACHES ANYTHING – Deborah Schoeberlein
TEACHING STRESS MANAGEMENT: ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS – Nanette E. Tummers
THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF ENGAGED TEACHING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS – Laura Weaver & Mark Wilding
THE SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE OF EDUCATION – Louis Cozolino

NEUROBIOLOGY

BUDDHA'S BRAIN: THE PRACTICAL NEUROSCIENCE OF HAPPINESS, LOVE, AND WISDOM – Rick Hanson
MINDSIGHT – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF –Norman Doidge, M.D.
THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.
TRAIN YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR BRAIN – Sharon Begley

MINDFULNESS BOOKS FOR TEENS

BUDDHA IN YOUR BACKBACK: Everyday Buddhism for Teens – Franz Metcalf
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF FOR TEENS: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times – Richard Carlson
FIGHTING INVISIBLE TIGERS: Stress Management for Teens – Earl Hipp
PROJECT HAPPINESS HANDBOOK – Randy Taran
SACRED HOOPS: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior – Phil Jackson
THE SECRET OF WATER: FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD – Masaru Emoto
THE STRESS REDUCTION WORKBOOK FOR TEENS – Gina M. Biegel
THE THUNDERING YEARS: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens – Julie Tallard Johnson
WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR: A BOOK THAT CHANGES LIVES – Dan Millman
WIDE AWAKE: A Buddhist Guide for Teens – Diana Winston

YOGA BOOKS For TEENS

REAL MEN DO YOGA – John Capouya
TEACHING YOGA FOR LIFE: PREPARING CHILDREN AND TEENS FOR HEALTHY, BALANCED LIVING – Nanette E Tummers

WORKBOOKS

BEYOND THE BLUES: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression – Lisa M. Schab
DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS RUN YOUR LIFE FOR TEEN: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skill For Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, And Get Along With Others – Sheri Van Dijk
FREE FROM OCD: A Workbook for Teens With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Timothy A. Sisemore
STOPPING THE PAIN: A Workbooks for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure – Lawrence E. Shapiro
THE ANGER WORKBOOK FOR TEENS: Activities To Help You Deal With Anger And Frustration – Raychelle Cassada Lohmann
THE ANXIETY WORKBOOK FOR TEENS: Activities To Help You Deal With Anxiety And Worry – Lisa M. Schab
THE BULIMIA WORKBOOK FOR TEENS: Activities To Help You Stop Bingeing And Purging – Lisa M. Schab
THE PTSD WORKBOOK FOR TEENS: Simple, Effective Skills For Healing Trauma – Libbi Palmer, Psy
THE SOCIAL SUCCESS WORKBOOK FOR TEENS: Skill-building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder & Other Social-skill Problems – Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows

MOVIES

THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR
FREEDOM WRITER
BAGGER VANCE
THE BLIND SIDE
PROJECT HAPPINESS – JOHN SORENSEN; DVD

MINDFULNESS REFERENCE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

10 MINDFUL MINUTES – Goldie Hawn
BUILDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength In Children – With [CD] Linda Lantieri & Daniel P. Goleman
THE MINDFUL CHILD – Susan Kaiser Greenland
THE MINDUP CURRICULUM: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning-and Living-- The Hawn Foundation
THE MINDUP CURRICULUM: Grades 6-8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning-and Living – The Hawn Foundation
THE MINDUP CURRICULUM: Grades K-2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning-and Living-- The Hawn Foundation THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD – Daniel Siegel

MEDITATION REFERENCE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

BABY BUDDHAS: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children – Lisa Desmond
TEACHING MEDITATION TO CHILDREN – David Fontana & Ingrid Slack
PLANTING SEEDS: Practicing Mindfulness with Children: Thich Nhat Hanh

STORY BOOKS

A BOY AND A BEAR: THE CHILDREN’S RELAXATION BOOK – Lori Lite
A HANDFUL OF QUIET: Happiness in Four Pebbles – Thich Nhat Hanh
ANGRY OCTOPUS: An Anger Management Story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing – Lite, Lori
ANH’S ANGER – Gail Silver
BE HAPPY! A Little Book for a Happy You – Monica Sheechan
BUBBLE RIDING: A Relaxation Story, Designed to Help Children Increase Creativity While Lowering Stress and Anxiety Levels – Lori Lite
EACH BREATH A SMILE – Based on the teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh / story by Sister Susan
HAVE YOU FILLED YOUR BUCKET TODAY? – Carol McCloud
HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET? – Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer
I THINK, I AM – Louise L. Hay
I’M GONNA LIKE ME – Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell
IT TAKES A CHILD – Craig Kielburger
MARTHA THE (CONFIDENT) MOUSE – Karen Lang
MARTHA THE (IMAGINATIVE) MOUSE – Karen Lang
MEOW SAID THE MOUSE – Beatrice Barbey
MOODY COW LEARNS COMPASSION – Kerry Lee MacLean
MOODY COW MEDITATES – Kerry Lee MacLean
NO ORDINARY APPLE: A Story About Eating Mindfully – Sara Marlowe
PEACEFUL PIGGY MEDITATION – Kerry Lee MacLean
PEACEFUL PIGGY YOGA – Kerry Lee MacLean
SEA OTTER COVE: A Relaxation Story introducing deep breathing to decrease stress and anger while promoting peaceful sleep – Lori Lite
SECRET OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR – Dan Millman
STONE SOUP – Jon J Muth
TAKE THE TIME: MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS – Maud Roegiers
THE HERMIT AND THE WELL – Thich Nhat Hanh
THE SECRET OF WATER: FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD – Masaru Emoto
THE SUN IN MY BELLY – Sister Susan
THE THREE QUESTIONS – Jon Muth
YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS – Brian Despard
ZEN SHORTS – Jon Muth
ZEN TIES – Jon Muth

YOGA BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF YOGA: GAMES & EXERCISES MIMIC PLANTS & ANIMALS & OBJECTS – Thia Luby
CREATE A YOGA PRACTICE FOR KIDS – Yael Calhoun & Matthew R. Calhoun
ONCE UPON A POSE A GUIDE TO YOGA ADVENTURE STORIES FOR CHILDREN – Donna Freeman
STORY TIME YOGA: TEACHING YOGA TO CHILDREN THROUGH STORY – Sydney Solis
STORY TIME YOGA:THE TREASURE IN YOUR HEART: YOGA & STORIES FOR PEACEFUL CHILDREN  – Sydney Solis
TEACHING YOGA FOR LIFE: Preparing Children and Teens for Healthy, Balanced Living – Nanette E. Tummers
WALK LIKE A BEAR STAND LIKE A TREE RUN LIKE THE WIND COOL YOGA, STRETCHING AND AEROBIC ACTIVITIES FOR COOL KIDS – Carol Bassett
WHAT I SEE, I CAN BE GUILDED YOGA FLOW FOR CHLDREN – Janet Williams
YOGA ACTIVITY BOOK – Spiraling Hearts
YOGA CALM FOR CHILDREN: EDUCATING HEART, MIND, AND BODY – Lynea Gillen & Jim Gillen
YOGA FOR CHILDREN –Mary Stewart & Kathy Phillips
YOGA FOR KIDS – Liz Lark
YOGA GAMES FOR CHILDREN – Danielle Bersma & Marjoke Visscher
YOGA IN YOUR SCHOOL: EXERCISES FOR CLASSROOM, GYM AND PLAYGROUND – Teressa Asenca
YOGAKIDS: EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD THROUGH YOGA – Marsha Wenig

AUDIO CDS

STRESSED TEENS: Mindfulness for Teens – Gina Biegel
STILL QUIET PLACE: Mindfulness for Teen/Children – Dr. Amy Saltzman

 


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