Meditation is a simple and effective tool that can easily be adapted to the needs of children and that can yield immediate benefits. This appealing guide includes stories and offers brief and simple exercises that children can do on a daily basis. The exercises and activities are geared to children between the ages of 5 and 12 as well as their parents, who can accompany them in the practices. Certified mindfulness trainer Eline Snel has based her program on the mindfulness method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and the activities she proposes can result in children who sleep better, show better concentration, are more calm and alert, and are more confident and secure over all. The book includes an accompanying CD with 11 guided meditations.
Eline Snel is a therapist and a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction trainer. She is the founder of the Academy for Mindful Teaching in the Netherlands. She has developed a meditation program for children that has been used in numerous primary schools in the Netherlands. Christophe André is a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist who teaches courses on meditation at Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris. He is the author of Los estados de ánimo, Meditar día a día, Prácticas de autoestima, and Psicología del miedo.