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Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance Paperback – June 1, 2013
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From the Back Cover
Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, and emotional highs and lows: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents. What if there were a way to help these students focus while equipping them with the mindfulness skills they need to excel in school and in life? Learning to Breathe is a research-based curriculum designed to help adolescents reduce stress, improve their attention, manage emotions, and gain greater control over their own thoughts and actionsessential skills for optimizing classroom learning and promoting well-being. This breakthrough mindfulness-based program is structured around six themes that form the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. This book is the perfect tool for teachers, mental health professionals, or anyone who works with adolescents.
Bolster academic performance and positive behavior with these six core lessons:
- Healthy Mind Habits
Top customer reviews
I'm so glad I purchased it and am using it. It has been so gratifying to work with teens and hear their immediate feedback of "wow - that really cleared my mind."
The content of the Learning to Breathe is excellent. Broderick makes the topic of mindfulness very accessible to students by dividing it into six themes. Within each theme she provides interesting, practical exercises that really allow students to tangibly see how mindfulness can help us in our daily lives. One thing I also liked about the exercises is that they were clearly targeted towards the age group I teach (16-17 year olds). 11th graders can be a tough audience, and the minute they feel like what they are being asked to do is trivial or childish, they shut down. However, I never experienced any push back or complaints from my students about this program because the exercises Broderick designed have real significance and meaning to young adults.
The curriculum is also very easy to use. In addition to arranging the content into six themes Broderick allows flexibility for teacher implementation. For example, she offers two ways to deliver instruction-through six longer sessions or eighteen shorter sessions. Within each theme there are options for activities and practice that the teacher can adapt as necessary. In addition Broderick provides introductory chapters giving background information about mindfulness and tips about how to use the manual. Finally, there are student workbooks available for download, copies of which can be found in the appendix.
Overall, I have nothing but praise for the Learning to Breathe curriculum and recommend it for any teacher looking to introduce mindfulness strategies into his or her classroom.