The most complete and readable mindfulness primer for educators and anyone who works with high school kids and young adults.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), as pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others, is now being successfully applied in myriad areas of human activity—most recently, education. It's no surprise that psychologists and educators have found that mindfulness-based practices improve attention and performance and reduce stress in the classroom and in other school-based activities. This book is a thorough yet readable introduction to mindfulness and its applications and a primer for educators on how it can be used with students, with numerous practical exercises.
The authors cover such topics as
• cultivating resilience and managing stress
• emotional development
• communication and relationships
• mindful use of technology
• mindfulness for enhancing creativity
• mindfulness and sports
• teaching with attention
• working with resistance
• managing personal stress in the classroom
• and much more
About the Authors:
DR. CRAIG HASSED is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness who has presented widely at national and international seminars and conferences and has published extensively in the areas of mind-body medicine and mindfulness. He has been instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a simple, natural, and accessible technique for enhancing wellness, preventing and managing illness, and improving performance within health, educational and corporate settings. He is a senior lecturer and mindfulness consultant at Monash University.
DR. RICHARD CHAMBERS is a clinical psychologist in private practice, where he specializes in mindfulness-based therapies and runs regular mindfulness courses. He is also employed as a mindfulness consultant by Monash University and regularly consults for top-tier law firms and premier educational institutions. He is actively involved in research, has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, and has presented at a number of academic conferences. He is also a developer of Smiling Mind, a free web and iPhone app designed to make mindfulness accessible to young people.