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Mindfulness Brain Breaks

With Terri McNeely, LISW, MEd, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake

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Presented: 2020

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Description of Presentation

Take a 20-minute break with your child from distance learning and follow along as Terri McNeely, LISW, MEd, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, takes you through some quick exercises to decrease anxiety, increase attention and better regulate emotions. Once you learn these new techniques, you can take a mindfulness brain break any time your child needs to calm themselves and refocus. Mindfulness makes you aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you and can provide many benefits during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Handouts

Videos

Books

  • "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future," Daniel H. Pink (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "At Wit's End: A Parent's Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities," Jill Stowell (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive," Mark Bertin, MD, and Ari Tuckman PsyD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World," Kristen Race, PhD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters," Carla Naumburg, PhD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected," Susan Stiffelman (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs," Cathy Vatterott (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential," Peg Dawson, EdD, And Richard Guare, PhD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "The Brain That Changes Itself : Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science," Norman Doidge, MD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate," Susan Kaiser Greenland (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind," Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)
  • "You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences," Thomas Armstrong PhD (Partner Libraries | Amazon Smile)

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