The Present explains the concepts of mindfulness and at the same time encompasses a process of being in the present moment focusing on the task at hand, reading and colouring the book. The Present is unique in that it incorporates focused attention on the task at hand in the present moment, actively reading and being mindful whilst doing the activity of colouring. Planting seeds of mindfulness in children allows for mindful learning, enabling the development of resilience in children, which enhances their daily functioning. The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented impacts, including a reduction in stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and executive functioning. Mindfulness practice can change the landscape of a classroom as it helps strengthen relationships with students and their relationships with each other. Children have a remarkable capacity for articulating the wisdom of mindfulness. This can be used in educational and or therapeutic training or university settings, as well as for the general public because mindfulness is new for most people. This book is suitable for all beginners of mindfulness. Colouring books are extremely current today and allow time spent on doing the task and understanding the principles of mindfulness and this book would fill in the gap for current books of mindfulness out in the market already as it is a interactive workbook.
About the Author:
Debra Danilewitz is a Registered Social Worker and has a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Masters Degree in Humanities from York University. She has many years of experience working with children and parents both educationally and therapeutically. She has extensive expertise in teaching pro-social skills and works as a School Counsellor. Prior to that she was the School Psycholgist at King David High School in South Africa. She also lectured at Medical School at the University of Witwatersand and lectured to psychology students at Rhodes University in South Africa. Prior to that she worked as a Social Worker at the Johannesburg Hospital in psychiatry and peadiatrics .She is a certified Yoga teacher.