Library Materials on Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

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155.51246
Schab
The anxiety workbook for teens : activities to help you deal with anxiety & worry / Lisa M. Schab. Instant Help Books, 2008.
Description: "About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges. This workbook both gives anxious teens insight into their problems and offers practical guidance for overcoming them."--Publisher's website.


616.858832
Dubin
Asperger syndrome and anxiety : a guide to successful stress management / Nick Dubin ; foreword by Valerie Gaus. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
Description: "Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. ... provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS."--publisher's website.


616.89500835
Van Dij
The bipolar workbook for teens : DBT skills to help you control mood swings / Sheri Van Dijk, Karma Guindon. New Harbinger Publications, c2010.
Description: "... helps youth develop expertise and resources for managing bipolar disorder. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook includes worksheets and exercises that assist readers in developing mindfulness, emotion regulation, crisis management, and interpersonal relationship skills. The book both teaches readers strategies for better managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder and helps them to identify and use their unique strengths to build a life that fits their values and goals."--Publisher's website.


AI Reserve
616.8589
Ellison
Buzz : a year of paying attention / Katherine Ellison. Hyperion, 2012.
Description: The author recounts her journey to understand and reconnect with her twelve-year-old son after they were both diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.


616.89142
VanDij
Don't let your emotions run your life for teens : dialectical behavior therapy skills for helping you manage mood swings, control angry outbursts, and get along with others / Sheri Van Dijk. New Harbinger Publications, c2011.
Description: "'... a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence" --Cover, p. 4.
Contents: Mindfulness: learning self-awareness -- What you need to konw about emotions -- Taking control of out-of-control emotions -- Reducing your painful emotions.


370.1528
Broderick
Learning to breathe : a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotion regulation, attention, and performance / Patricia C. Broderick, PhD. New Harbinger Publications, [2013]
Description: "... presents a research-based curriculum for teachers and clinicians who are seeking ways to help improve behavior and bolster academic performance in adolescents. Drawing on a combination of mindfulness-based therapies, the brief interventions outlined in the book have a strong theoretical basis in both education and psychology, and are proven effective when it comes to dealing with adolescent students who act out in the classroom"-- Provided by publisher.


155
Hwang
A mindfulness intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder : new directions in research and practice / Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney. Springer, 2015.
Description: This book presents emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness methods in reducing behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The volume synthesizes current research and theories on the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, specifically for people living with developmental disabilities. In addition, it examines a promising new study in which mothers of children with ASD learn mindfulness techniques for their own use and are then trained to teach the methods to their children. The book concludes with a report of poststudy findings and a discussion of practical and methodological issues regarding mindfulness interventions for ASD. Featured topics include: A genealogy of mindfulness, from original Buddhist texts to modern health applications ; Implications for further research and advancement. Appendices of basic mindfulness exercises and activities. ... a concise resource for researchers, clinicians and other scientist- practitioners, and graduate students in developmental psychology, social work, education, and related disciplines.


AI Reserve
370.11
MindUP
PreK-2
The MindUp curriculum : brain-focused strategies for learning-and living : grades Pre-K-2. Scholastic, Ã2011.
Description: Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.


AI Reserve
370.11
MindUP
3-5
The MindUp curriculum Grades 3-5 : [brain-focused strategies for learning-and living]. Scholastic, Ã2011.
Description: Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.


AI Reserve
370.11
MindUP
608
The MindUp curriculum : brain-focused strategies for learning-and living : Grades 6-8. Scholastic, c 2011.
Description: Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.


AV
780.2
Relaxa
Relaxation & meditation with music & nature [sound recording] : ocean dreams. LaserLight, p1993.
Description: Relax with natural sounds from ocean dreams. Ocean dreams invokes the restful sounds of waves that can be heard when near a bay or ocean cove. These inlet sounds are alive with the sounds of water as it splashes amongst the large rocks and pebbles that make up the beach, as well as the playful cries of sea gulls and other birds that call the land near these coastal waters their home.


155.418
Shapir
The relaxation & stress reduction workbook for kids : help for children to cope with stress, anxiety & transitions / Lawrence E. Shapiro and Robin K. Sprague ; foreword by Matthew McKay. New Harbinger : Distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books, 2009.
Descruiption: "Children pay close attention to their parents' moods. When parents feel upset, their kids may become anxious, and when parents wind down, children also get the chance to relax. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. ... offers more than fifty activities you can do together as a family to help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence, and joy. You'll learn proven relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga, and then receive guidance for teaching them to your child. Your child will also discover how taking time to do art and creative projects can create a sense of fulfillment and calm. By completing just one ten-minute activity from this workbook each day, you'll make relaxation a family habit that will stay with both you and your child for a lifetime."
Contents: Reducing stress in your home -- Don't let stress get you down -- Correct breathing : a key to relaxation -- Relaxing through guided imagery -- Mindfulness : a new way to deal with stress -- Yoga for kids -- Playing to relax -- Relaxing through art -- Laugh to relax, then laugh some more.


AI Reserve
155.413
Snel
Sitting still like a frog : mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents) / Eline Snel. 1st ed.. Shambhala, 2013.
Description: 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 little 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. Included with purchase is an 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.
Contents: Introduction to mindfulness -- Parenting with greater mindfulness -- Attention starts with the breath -- Training your attention muscle -- Out of your head and into your body -- Weathering the storm inside -- Handling difficult feelings -- The conveyor belt of worries -- It is good to be kind -- Patience, trust, and letting go.

August 2017