• Mindfulness Practices

    To begin your mindfulness practice you must do the following:

    • Set aside time
    • Observe the present moment as it is
    • Let your judgments roll by
    • Return to observing the present moment as it is
    • Be kind to your wandering mind

    (Guyaux, 2017 Mindful.org)


    How the Brain Works... The Handy Model for the Brain (7:30)

    Based on the work by Daniel J. Siegel, MD from The Whole-Brain Child (2011)


    ISD 728 Mindful Practice Videos

    Mindfulness and the Breath 

    Mindful Breathing (ex: Hoberman Sphere, Square Breath, Lion's Breath, Standing Mountain, Volcano Breath, Woodchopper Breath, Birthday Cake Breath, Elevator Breath, Conductor Breath, and Roller Coaster Breath) Breath Awareness, Breath Awareness: Anchoring on the Breath, and Breath Awareness: In Nature.

    Body Scan

    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

    Mindful Meditation

    Self-Compassion, and Heartfulness

    Mindful Movement

    Yoga Calm® Resources 


  • Works Cited

    Gillen, L., & Gillen, J. (2009). Yoga calm for children: educating heart, mind, and body. Portland: Independent Group.

    Guyaux, F. (2017, September 29). Mindfulness: Getting Started. Retrieved October 26, 2017, from https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

    Taft, M. W. (2015). The Mindful Geek. Cephalopod Rex.

    Rotne, N. F., & Rotne, D. F. (2013). Everybody Present: Mindfulness in Education. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.

    Saltzman, A. (2014). A still quiet place: a mindfulness program for teaching children and adolescents to ease stress and difficult emotions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

    Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2012). The whole-brain child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your childs developing mind. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.

    van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. NY, NY: Penguin Books.