Combining knowledge from mindfulness and neurobiology with practical clinical experience, this book offers mindfulness exercises that everyone enjoys, no matter how difficult it is for them to focus. Mindfulness meditation allows people to enter a world where they experience greater competency over their thoughts, emotions, health, pain, and even relationships. These activities will help people discover these important benefit, and take up the practice at home.
After an introduction to the neurobiology behind mindfulness, each chapter contains activities with complete transcripts for clinicians to use in individual and group therapy. Unique to this book is the inclusion of transcripts for both adults and children. Regardless of your experience level and clientele, each therapist will find useful and engaging activities to easily incorporate into their practice.
About the Authors:
Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Ph.D. is the founder of Skills for Kids, Parents, and Schools (SKIPS), which offers creative mindfulness programs, socio-emotional skills projects, and private therapy to youth and adults. Marie-Nathalie’s life was significantly changed after participating in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program in the early 1990s, and she has since attended numerous mindfulness trainings and traveled to Nepal, India and Tibet to immerse herself in the rich heritage of these cultures.
A well-known author of several popular books and magazine articles, and an entertaining international speaker, Marie-Nathalie has developed creative and uniquely effective ways of incorporating mindfulness in various group settings, psychotherapy, and in the busy curriculum of schools (www.mnbeaudoin.com).
Kelsey Maki received her B.S. in Human Development from Northwestern University and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She is currently working toward her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She is interested in using mindfulness in her clinical work with children and families in particular in order to improve regulation and foster connectedness.