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“This is truly an invaluable handbook that provides detailed and thoughtful information for counselors and teachers who want to incorporate the enormous benefits of young into a standard curriculum. It is also a beautiful expression of how, just by shifting the way we are with children, we can affect their lives ”
Frances Douglass, PhD
School Psychologist

 

 

Educating Heart, Mind, and Body
by Lynea Gillen, MS and Jim Gillen, RYT

     Children need more than just the three R's...     Educating children today requires a new approach – one that effectively meets the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children and the adults who work with them, including schoolteachers, counselors, and occupational therapists.

     New research shows what we have intuitively known for years: that reducing students' stress, developing their social/emotional skills, and enhancing their sense of well-being can benefit not only their health but also their academic performance.

     This handbook distills 30 years of school teaching, counseling, and yoga experience into a practical, easy-to-teach method that works with a wide range of students, including those with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and other behavior disorders.

     Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 photos and illustrations, Yoga Calm for Children gives you:

  • More than 60 classroom-ready activities to help students (K-12) develop self-control, concentration, imagination, and social/emotional skills, as well as physical fitness.
  • Yoga-based movement activities, nervous system regulation techniques, social/emotional games, and relaxation and storytelling methods to educate the whole child.
  • "Emotional first aid" tips for effectively dealing with children's strong emotions as they arise in the classroom and other settings.
  • Time-tested practical advice and endearing stories of the resiliency, depth, and beauty of children.
  • The basics of mind/body psychology and how it applies to working with children.
  • And more!

 

$29.95
181 pages / 8.5 x 11 Soft cover
ISBN 978-0-9799289-0-1