“Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment – without interpretation or judgment.”
Simple exercise for refocusing students or reducing anxiety.
"Focus on the world around you. At this moment, what are:
5 things you see...
4 things you hear...
3 things you can touch...
2 things you can smell...
1 thing you can taste."
Mindfulness in a hurry... 30 seconds
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View video for explanation on how the 3x3 method works.
Mindfulness explained to adults in 2-1/2 minutes.
Lots of apps out there, it's a matter of finding the one you like. I like the Ausie voice on Headspace. Let me know if you find one to add to the list.
Buffet; no set meditations; most popular free app. 15-20 minutes.
3 minute mindful breathing; simple good for beginners; stress, anxiety, depression. Includes gratitude journal.
Adult and app for kids for computer or phone. 5 themes: Calm, focus, kindness, sleep, wake up. 3, 5 & 10 minute meditations. First 10 free (but can keep replaying)
Has sleep stories; 16 free meditations.
Free for schools and educators.
Mindfulness for Children
Breathing, visualization for anxiety, audio exercises; good beginning activities.
Mindfulness Books for Kids
Puppy Mind, by Andrew Jordan Nance
Lower Elementary; 3 minute; teaches breathing to calm mind
Mindfulness Books for Adults
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