Child's Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed (Paperback)

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    Dr. Christopher Willard received his Bachelor's degree in English from Wesleyan University, where he first became interested in meditation. After graduating, he spent time traveling and working a variety of jobs including a teacher in a psychiatric hospital and an artist's assistant. In graduate school he did his doctoral work on the psychological applications of meditation and mindfulness practice. Over the past ten years, he has attended retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Noah Levine, and other Buddhist teachers in both the U.S. and in Asia. Although he considers the Engaged Buddhism of Thich Nhat Hanh his spiritual home, he has studied and practiced extensively in the Theravada tradition, with some dabbling in Tibetan Buddhism.In the past few years, he has taught meditation to a wide range of people, from young children to recently paroled murderers to psychotherapists and schoolteachers. Dr. Willard has taught with the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and volunteered at the Insight Meditation Society's Teen Retreat. He currently works as a psychotherapist at Tufts University, and consults and does private work in the Boston area. When not working or practicing he enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, writing, international travel, and any combination of these he can manage.
    The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.

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    ISBN 9781935209621
    Genre FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 135
    Publisher Date 2010-08-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Parallax Pr
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.52 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Willard, Christopher
    Country of Origin United States

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