Mindfulness Resources

These resources relate to Katie Bell’s blog post, titled Mindfulness: A Prescription-Free Approach To Teen Stress And Depression.

Mobile Apps

Stop, Breathe, and Think: Free web and mobile app for youth, with meditations for mindfulness and compassion

Calm.com: Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises

Insight Timer: Free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations

MindShift: Free mobile app for teens developed by AnxietyBC, with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety

Smiling Mind: Free mobile mindfulness app for young people, from Australia

Headspace: “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use.

Mindfulness In Schools Resources

http://www.mindfulschools.org/ (Emeryville, CA).

http://mindfulnessinschools.org/ (London, UK).

Local Mindfulness and Meditation Centers

1. Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA.
Website: http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/

2. The Zen Center, San Francisco, Green Gulch (Marin), Tassajara (Big Sur).
Website: http://www.sfzc.org/

3. Spirit Rock: Woodacre, CA.
Website: http://www.spiritrock.org/

4. East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA.
Website: http://www.eastbaymeditation.org/

Mindfulness Books for Teens

1. Dzung Vo, MD, The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time (New Harbinger, 2015)

2. Jake Gibbs and Roddy Gibbs, The Mindful Way to Study: Dancing with Your Books

3. Gina M. Biegel, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Books, 2009)

4. Joseph V. Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes, and Ann Bailey, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life (Instant Help, 2012)

5. Mark C. Purcell and Jason R. Murphy, Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT Skills (Instant Help, 2014)

6. Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Publications, 2010)

7. Christopher Willard, Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else (Instant Help, 2014)

Mindfulness Books for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers

1. Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance (New Harbinger Publications, 2013)

2.Susan Kaiser Greenland, The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate (Free Press, 2010)

3. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (rev. and updated ed.) (Bantam Books, 2013)

4. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—And Your Life (includes audio CD) (Sounds True, 2012)

5. Amy Saltzman, A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions (New Harbinger Publications, 2014)

6. Daniel Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2013)

7. Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Publications, 2010)

8. Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (Beacon Press, 1999)

9. Thich Nhat Hanh, Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices (Parallax Press, 2009)

10. The Way of Mindful Education, Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students, Daniel Rechtschaffen, 2014. Forward by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

11. Chris Willard, Child’s Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed (Parallax Press, 2010)

12. Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Guilford Press, 2007)

Social Networking

Facebook: Like “The Mindful Teen” on Facebook to receive regular inspirational quotes, poems, and articles to help you keep your mindfulness practice fresh and alive. 

Twitter: Follow The Mindful Teen (@TheMindfulTeen) for mindful tweets.

Other mindfulness and positive teen Twitter feeds: See the feeds that The Mindful Teen (@TheMindfulTeen) is following, and follow some of those. The more mindful feeds you have on Twitter, the more opportunities you’ll have to practice mindfulness!

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Recordings

1. Amy Saltzman, MD, Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens (CD)

2. Gina Biegel, LMFT, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being (CD, MP3)

3.Larry Rosen, MD. “The Buddha and the Fig Tree.” (CD, MP3)

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