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Teaching Meditation to Children: A Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation [Paperback]

David Fontana , Ingrid Slack


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Book Description

April 26 2002 Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation
Meditation has long been recognized as a priceless tool for developing powers of concentration, aiding relaxation, enhancing self-understanding and general wellbeing, and promoting personal and spiritual growth.

This practical, instructive and highly relevant approach to teaching meditation to young people is the first book to address their concerns so thoroughly. Aimed at parents, teachers and other adults who work with young people, it is packed with information and practical exercises which children of all ages can appreciate and learn from. This book also shows how to use meditation for specific psychological and social problems, such as:
• shyness, anxiety and tension
• hyperactivity, aggression and impatience
• anti-social behaviour
• asthma, insomnia and depression


Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Thorsons; New edition edition (April 26 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007133081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007133086
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 15.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,889,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A guide to teaching children the health-giving benefits of meditation, covering their needs from school age to late adolescence. It is inspired by recent research that shows that childhood disorders such as hyperactivity, aggression and sleep problems may be helped by meditation.

About the Author

David Fontana is Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the University of Wales and Visting Professor in the University of Algarve, Portugal. A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has studied and taught meditation for thirty years. His many books on child psychology, dreams, meditation and personal growth have been translated into 21 languages.

Ingrid Slack is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a workshop leader, and a qualified and experienced teacher of young children. She works in the Psychology Department of the Open University in the UK.


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