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Mindfulness and meditation for adolescents : practices and programs

Author: Betsy L Wisner
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A. : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents-- with an emphasis on evidence-based practices--are explored. In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy L Wisner
ISBN: 9781349952076 1349952079 1349952060 9781349952069
OCLC Number: 993581682
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 174 pages)
Contents: An introduction to mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents --
Theoretical foundations supporting mindfulness and meditation for adolescents --
Benefits of mindfulness and meditation for adolescents --
Mindfulness and meditation for adolescents in educational settings --
Home, community-based, and specialized settings --
Recommendations, conclusions, and future directions. Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Practices and Programs for Adolescents; Introduction; Historical Contexts and Definition of Meditation and Mindfulness; Definition and Historical Contexts of Adolescence; Contemporary Pioneers of Mindfulness and Meditation Programs; Jon Kabat-Zinn and Popularization of Mindfulness; Congressman Tim Ryan and the Mindfulness Revolution; Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation; Herbert Benson and the Relaxation Response. James Gordon and the Center for Mind-Body MedicineMindfulness and Meditation Literature and Research Base: An Introduction; Books for Adolescents and Scholarly Books for Parents and Professionals; Peer-Reviewed Literature; Research with Adults; Research with Adolescents; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Skills Practitioner (Wisner & Starzec, 2016, p. 252); Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner (Wisner, 2014, p. 633); Summary; Resources; References; 2 Theoretical Foundations Supporting Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents; Introduction. Theoretical Foundations of Mindfulness and MeditationPlacing Meditation in Context: Theoretical Frameworks; Growth and Development in Adolescence: The Role of Developmental Neuroscience; Cognitive-Behavioral Theory: The Role of Thoughts and Behavior; Adolescent Voices; Systems and Ecological Theories: Placing Development in a Holistic Context; Adolescent Voices; The Transtheoretical Model of Change: Supporting Change through Integrative Practice; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Development in Context; Adolescent Identity Development; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Voices. Positive Psychology and Positive Youth DevelopmentAdolescent Voices; Summary; References; 3 Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents; Introduction; Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation with Adolescents; Biological Benefits; Cardiovascular Reactivity; Physical Health; Psychological Benefits; Emotional Self-Regulation; Affective Regulation and Well-Being; Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Arousal; Stress Management; Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD; Anger; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner (Wisner & Starzec, 2016, p. 252). Cognitive Self-RegulationAdolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner (Wisner & Starzec, 2016, p. 252); Mindful Awareness and Mindfulness; Attention, Concentration, and Memory; Cognitive Control and Executive Functioning; Academic Performance and School Functioning; Behavioral Self-Regulation; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner (Wisner & Starzec, 2016, p. 254); Sleep Behavior; Behavior Problems; Intrapersonal Psychological Strengths; Adolescent Voices; Adolescent Mindfulness Meditation Practitioner (Wisner, 2014, p. 633).
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This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach.  Read more...

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