RESOURCES

We recommend the following webinars, websites, books and props for supporting mindfulness education in your classroom or home.


WEBINARS

MINDFUL ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM: CLICK HERE

PUPPY MIND: CLICK HERE 

MINDFUL ARTS in the CLASSROOM CLICK HERE

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) PRESENTATION: CLICK HERE

VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON MINDFULNESS

How to Use a Breathing Ball With Kids: CLICK HERE

A Game for Training Our Focus: CLICK HERE

The Rhythm of Our Breathing Affects Memory and Fear: CLICK HERE

How Can Schools Buffer Toxic Stress? (video 5:06min): CLICK HERE

(IMPORTANT READ) How the Vagus Nerve is the Key to Well-being:  CLICK HERE

Article on Why Mindfulness Belongs in the Classroom: CLICK HERE

Great article on why a regulated adult helps to regulate children: CLICK HERE

Two 2019 Studies Reveal Benefits of Mindfulness for Youth: CLICK HERE

TED TALK: Bite Sized Ways to Bring Mindfulness to School Kids: CLICK HERE

Article on 8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Family: CLICK HERE

Article on Lowering drop out rates through Mindfulness: CLICK HERE

Loving Kindness Meditation Slows Cellular Aging: CLICK HERE

How to Talk to Kids about Gratitude: CLICK HERE

Video on How Stress Changes the Brain CLICK HERE

Video on How the Brain Changes through Meditation: CLICK HERE

Article on how Early Adverse Trauma Changes the Brain: CLICK HERE

20 tips to help de-escalate defiant youth: CLICK HERE

Golden State Warriors basketball team success thru Mindfulness: CLICK

What if Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?: CLICK HERE

Strategies For Teachers Dealing With Empathic Stress:  CLICK HERE

MINDFULNESS TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS and WEBSITES:

MINDFUL SCHOOLS: On-line trainings for PARENTS AND TEACHERS as well as RESEARCH RESULTS, MINDFULNESS FACT SHEET, & the effectiveness of a Mindfulness practice: CLICK HERE

Mind UP Foundation: CLICK HERE

Mindful Life Project (direct service provider, trainings, and resources): CLICK HERE

Teachers website: A good resource for mindful teachers: CLICK HERE

MINDFUL ACTIVITY SITES & VIDEOS:

Go Noodle: A great site with many movement & breathing activities: CLICK HERE

4-7-8 Breathing (3:39 sec.): CLICK HERE

Breathing Star Folder Activity: CLICK HERE

How to Make a Glitter (Relaxation) Jar: CLICK HERE

MINDFUL ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM COMPANION VIDEOS:

Mindful Super Hero Stretch (6:51 sec.): CLICK HERE

30 Mindful Breathing Options (18:32 sec): CLICK HERE

Emotional Musical Chairs (14:34 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindful Museum (7:09 sec.): CLICK HERE

GRATITUDE PRACTICE (LOTUS OF GRATITUDE): CLICK HERE

A MINDFUL MINUTE: An easy to follow sheet for practicing "Focus Time.": CLICK HERE

SHORT VIDEOS FOR THE CLASSROOM ON MINDFULNESS:

(Hint: While watching these, write down three or more questions to ask your youth.)

Why is it So Hard to Live in the Present?: CLICK HERE

Mindfulness 101 from MLP (narrated by an 8th grader): CLICK HERE

Why is Mindfulness is a Super Power by Dan Harris (2:43 min.): CLICK HERE

The Breath and the Nervous System (2:32): CLICK HERE

Meditation 101: A beginners Guide with Dan Harris (2:00 min): CLICK HERE

How to Meditate in one Minute video: (5:35 min): CLICK HERE

“Just Breathe” (Video with young kids. 3:42 min.): CLICK HERE

"Release" and Other Videos for Teens CLICK HERE

“Belly Breathe” starring ELMO☺ (2:25 min.): CLICK HERE

"I want Cookie, But Me Wait!" starring Cookie Monster (2:53 min): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness: Youth Voices (2:59 min.): CLICK HERE

What do we have all wrong about Mindfulness? w/Dan Harris (4:10 min.): CLICK HERE

Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness (4:57 min.): CLICK HERE

"All About the Breath" parody of " All about the Base" (3:14 mim.): CLICK HERE

The Marshmallow Test: How self-regulation and delayed gratification is the the key to success. (7:14 min.): CLICK HERE

Calm Down and Release the Amygdala (6:40 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness and how the brain works (3:50 min.): CLICK HERE

Why we "Flip Our Lids" by Dan Siegel (7:27sec.): CLICK HERE

How stress affects the Brain (4:15 sec.): CLICK HERE

Prince EA How to STOP negative thoughts once and for all (2:34 sec.): CLICK HERE

Mindfulness versus Mindlessness (4:12 sec.): CLICK HERE

Smiling Mind: an Introduction to Mindfulness (3:30 min): CLICK HERE

Take a shift- funny video comparing passing thoughts to passing poops! (3:42 min.): CLICK HERE

How Mindfulness Empowers Us by Sharon Salzberg (2:21 min.): CLICK HERE

Are you a blamer? by Brene Brown (3:25 min.): CLICK HERE

Video on the difference between Empathy and Sympathy with Brene Brown (2:53 min.): CLICK HERE

WHERE DOES COMPASSION COME FROM? Sharon Salzberg (2:43 min.): CLICK HERE

Random Acts of Kindness: The Breakfast Club/Cultivating kindness (8:12 min.): CLICK HERE

All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes: (9:24 min): CLICK HERE

Mindful Eating & more great videos by Sabrina Weyeneth (5:04 min): CLICK HERE

The Meditation Olympics (Tongue in cheek video about the best way to meditate. 2:58 min.): CLICK HERE

PRINCE EA on how to live a meaningful and mindful life. (5:18 min.): CLICK HERE

Nadine Burke Harris' TED talk how early adverse Trauma Effects the Brain (15.58 min.): CLICK HERE

Video on Visitation Valley Middle School’s “Quiet Time” T.M. program in San Francisco (7:02 min.): CLICK HERE

RECOMMENDED FOR PURCHASE: 

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If you have ever wondered how to incorporate mindfulness into your school day without the help of a Mindfulness Instructor, look no further. When you purchase your very own Mindful Breathing Cards, you will receive a pack of 50 beautiful cards. On one side are stunning images, and on the other, easy to follow directions for breathing options like: Dolphin, Flower, Elephant, and Spiderman breathing, just to name a few!

COST: $15.00 (includes shipping, $25.00 for outside of USA)

Click button below to purchase via PayPal or send a check to: Andrew Jordan Nance, 4179 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

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Mindful Arts in the Classroom

s a 272 page curriculum written especially for the teacher, camp director, or really cool parent or guardian who wants to use original stories, art activities, and fun games to teach mindfulness as well as social and emotional learning (SEL) to their kids! This book offers a complete course of study that helps kids identify and talk about their feelings, self-regulate and self-soothe when stressed, and learn from easy mindfulness practices.

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Puppy Mind

In this picture book for children and adults, a young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future. He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment. Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and more caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment. Includes the following discussion guide for parents and teachers.

Named one of the BEST 50 books of 2017 by Parental Journeys.

To watch the Youtube video of Puppy Mind Click Here

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The Lion in Me

In The Lion in Me, the latest picture book from educator Andrew Nance, author of the bestselling Puppy Mind, a young boy learns to calm his ferocious anger. Using deep breaths, he realizes the lion inside--his growling anger--can be tamed. With illustrations by Jim Durk, whose work includes Puppy Mind and many of the Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books.

Additional Item Recommended for Purchase

Charlotte and the Quiet Place, a beautiful story of a young African American girl who can't find her very own quiet place, until she realizes she can go to it anytime she wants.

Sitting Still Like a Frog, ($9.00 on Kindle, $11.00 Soft cover) is a great, quick and easy to read book on the principles of mindfulness. Easy to read it in an evening.

Awakening Joy for Kids , by James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna

The Deepest Well, by Nadine Burke Harris, about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) effect the mind and the body. Click Here

A Tibetan Singing Bowl and Dowel for “Focus Time” for your students or your own personal practice.
This one is $35.00 but there are others that are less expensive. Look for one about 5 inches: CLICK HERE

Mini Hoberman Sphere ($11.99) (the regular one is too big!): CLICK HERE

MINDFUL MAGAZINE: A great way, monthly, to be inspired to keep practicing: http://www.mindful.org/

APPS:

Insight Timer (Basic/Free), Headspace (Free), Mindful Life Project (Free), Mindfulness Daily (Free), Mind Yeti, Go Noodle, Smiling Mind, CALM, CHILL (Itunes daily quotes, fee.)