The Mindful Kids
And Adults Too!

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness.  If you are attentive, you will see it."
Thich Nhat Hanh

5 Minute Meditation

"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman
A great video using children to explain why breathing is so helpful!

A young student explaining how the Amygdala, Pre-Frontal and Cortex work together.  

Prince EA's video of "How to Get Rid of Stress in 60 Seconds"

A great video from Mind the Bump explaining Mindfulness and how the Brain works!

Cookie Monster spoofs Icona Pop's Hit song "I Love It" in this hilarious new video!  Sesame Street launches its 44th season with a new self-regulation and executive function curriculum.  Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie.  

Feeling like a monster?  Colbie Caillat and Common recommend a calming breath.  Another great video from this 
season of Sesame Street. 

Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain's Default Mode With Meditation

This Kung Fu Panda clip can be used to help understand the importance of mindfulness — being present with kindness and curiosity. Panda learns a lesson from the wise old turtle. Most of our stress and unhappiness comes from thinking of the past or future. If we remain in the present, life often isn’t so harsh.

Being present and mindful is underrated.  In this video, Andy Puddicombe, explains mindfulness and how just 10 minutes of practice a day can make a huge difference in how one experiences life.  

RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation.

This is an amazing interview with Megan Cowan, Cofounder and Program Director for Mindful Schools.  In this interview, Megan speaks about the Mindful Schools program and how it was used at a struggling San Francisco middle school.

Professor Mark Williams explains how the stress has increased over the past few decades, what impact this has on the body and how mindfulness can benefit anyone suffering from stress.

Jon Kabat-Zinn explaining his working definition of mindfulness.

Mindful Schools has used a scientifically proven technique called mindfulness to teach concentration, attention, conflict resolution and empathy. 


A video from YoungMinds in Schools about the use of mindfulness in the classroom.  Teachers find that the approach helps pupils to relax and to be able to focus better on educational tasks. 

How to Get Rid of Stress in 60 Seconds

Thich Nhat Hanh Breathing Meditation

Note: Mindful Kids is an educational program and not a clinical intervention.

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