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The art of being: 101 ways to practice purpose in your life / Jones, Dennis Merritt. -- New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008.
Helps readers become inspired and stay inspired, with motivational and uplifting writings that can be read daily, supported by "Mindfulness Practices," or action steps to make it simple. Ultimately, the understanding at which the reader will arrive is that spirituality, the "art of being," is actually a lifestyle, a way of walking our sacred earth every day. The Art of Being is a user-friendly manual to help you become acutely aware of how to live more mindfully on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, moment-by-moment basis and thus create more peace and happiness in your life and in the lives of those around you.
FAM BJ 1581 .J56 2008

The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook: practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance / McKay, Mathew; Wood, Jeffrey C; Brantley, Jeffrey. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2007.
Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
FAM RC 489 .B4 D52 2007

Everyday blessings: the inner work of mindful parenting / Kabat-Zinn, Myla; Kabat-Zinn, Jon. -- New York: Hachette Books, 2014.
Suggests how parents can enrich their own and their children's lives through intentional, mindful parenting.
FAM HQ 769 .K32 2014

Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness / Kabat-Zinn, Jon. -- New York, NY: Delta, 2013.
Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this updated book shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks.
FAM RA 785 .K33 2013

Master of mindfulness: how to be your own superhero in times of stress / Grossman, Laurie. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2016.
With this fun and empowering book, written for kids by kids and featuring cool illustrations and tips, young readers will learn how to use the power of mindfulness to address daily stresses--whether at school, at home, or with friends--so they can be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into their own inner strength. Kids can be their own superheroes--no matter what life throws their way.
FAM BF 723 .S3 G75 2016

The meditation bible: the definitive guide to meditation / Guading, Madonna. -- London: Sterling Publishers, 2005.
Features 140 step-by-step techniques drawn from a variety of spiritual traditions, both Eastern and Western. This title offers meditations for calming and centering, living mindfully, developing love and compassion, solving problems, manifesting your dreams and connecting with the Divine. It also includes advice on meditation postures.
FAM BJ 1651 .G29 2005

The mindful child: how to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder, and more compassionate / Greenland, Susan Kaiser. -- New York: Free Press, 2010.
Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you-- your thoughts, feelings and emotions-- so you can better understand what is happening to you. The author has developed techniques to teach mindful awareness to children, building their emotional and social skills and positively affecting their academic performance.
FAM BF 723 .S75 G744 2010

Mindful Monkey, happy Panda / Alderfer, Lauren; MacLean, Kerry Lee. -- Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2011.
Monkey asks Panda what he does to seem so happy and peaceful all the time, and Panda replies that he brings his attention to whatever he is doing at a given time, whether eating, walking, or resting.
FAM BF 723 .A5 A53 2014

The mindful teen: powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time / Dzung X. Vo. -- Oakland, CA: Instant Help, 2015.
Being a teen is stressful. Whether it's school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult change, both mentally and physically. The Mindful Teen offers teens a unique mindfulness program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) designed especially for teens to help manage stress, navigate volatile emotions, and improve communication skills.
FAM BF 723 .S3 .V63 2015

Mindful way through anxiety: break free from chronic worry and reclaim your life / Orsillo, Susan M; Roemer, Lizabeth. -- New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2010.
With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; loosening the grip of worry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being.
FAM RC 531 .A6 .O77 2010

Mindfulness for teen anger: a workbook to overcome anger & aggression using MBSR & DBT skills / Purcell, Mark C.; Murphy, Jason R. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2014.
Being a teen in today's world is hard, and often teens struggle with feelings of anger toward themselves, their parents, and their friends. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), this book teaches teens the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of anger. Teens will learn to make better choices, stop overreacting, find emotional balance, and be more aware of their thoughts and feelings in the moment.
FAM BF 575 .A5 P87 2014

Mindfulness for teen anxiety: a workbook for overcoming anxiety at home, at school & everywhere else / Willard, Christopher. -- Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, 2014.
Being a teen is hard enough without anxiety getting in the way. This book offers teens like you proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends.
FAM BF 723 .A5 W55 2014

Mindfulness for teen depression: a workbook for improving your mood / Willard, Christopher. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
Depression can make it hard for teens to do well in school, make friends, and reach their goals. In this book, two teen experts offer powerful tools based in mindfulness and positive psychology to empower young readers who suffer from depression. The depathologizing approach in this book will help teens ease symptoms, work through troubling thoughts and feelings, and thrive in all aspects of life.
FAM RJ 506 .D4 A22 2016

Mindfulness starts here: an eight-week guide to skillful living / Monteiro, Lynette; Musten, Frank. -- Victoria, BC: Friesen Press, 2013.
This book offers you a way to ease stress with clear instructions on these points: How mindfulness works using Five Skillful Habits; How being mindful can help you deal better with sadness, pain, and anxiety; How mindfulness can make your life more manageable. You will learn how mindfulness works through simple, clear explanations. The instructions and practices show you how to pay attention to your life so you can make skillful decisions.
FAM RC 489 .M43 2013

No ordinary apple: a story about eating mindfully / Marlowe, Sara; Pascuzzo, Philip. -- Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2013.
Elliot stays with his neighbor, Carmen, after school every day and one afternoon she offers an apple as a snack, guiding him to experience it in a new way that makes it "the most appley-apple ever."
FAM RJ 206 .M27 2013

Sitting still like a frog: mindfulness exercises for kids (and their parents) / Snel, Eline. -- Boston: Shambhala, 2013.
This book is an introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents. In a simple and accessible way, it describes what mindfulness is and how mindfulness-based practices can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware. The book contains eleven practices that focus on just these scenarios, along with short examples and anecdotes throughout.
FAM BF 723 .S3 .S64 2013

A still quiet place for teens: a mindfulness workbook to ease stress and difficult emotions / Saltzman, Amy. -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2016. Being a teen in today's fast-paced, media-saturated world is difficult, and it's easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, teens will learn to balance emotions, stay focused, and experience the natural quietness that lives within.
FAM BF 723 .S3 S25 2016

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Web Sites

Mindfulness 101: The Basics – CHEO / L'a b c de la pleine conscience - CHEO

Mindfulness for Teens

MindMasters2 – Child & Youth Health Network for Eastern Ontario / Réseau de santé des enfants et adolescents de l’est de l’Ontario

Meditation: An Introduction - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health –

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

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MindMasters 2

  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Free / gratuit
  • English, French / anglais et français
  • Last updated Feb 2016 / Mis-à-jour 2016 février
  • The MindMasters 2 app helps to teach children about stress control, positive thinking and mindfulness through a series of fun and interactive activities. This app is designed for parents, educators and other to use with children ages 4-9 years. A guidebook detailing instructions, discussion questions and more can be found online at / Le MindMasters 2 app aide à enseigner aux enfants sur le contrôle du stress, la pensée positive et la pleine conscience à travers une série d'activités amusantes et interactives. Cette application est conçue pour les parents, les éducateurs et les autres à utiliser avec les enfants âgés de 4-9 ans. Un guide détaillant les instructions, les questions de discussion et plus peuvent être consultés en ligne à
  • Available from / Disponible depuis iTunes

Mindfulness – Everyday Guided Mediations That Help you Focus, Sleep Better, Stay Calm, Reduce & Anxiety

  • From Mindvalley Creations Inc.
  • Free
  • Last updated May 2014
  • English
  • From iTunes: Use this app to quiet the chatter, in your brain and to achieve clarity
  • Available through iTunes

Cleveland Clinic Stress Free Now

  • From Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise
  • Free
  • Last updated June 2015
  • English
  • From iTunes: With this app you can practice clinically proven relaxation techniques that will help you reduce and control your feelings of stress
  • Available through iTunes

Simply Yoga Free

  • Daily Workout Apps, LLC.
  • Free but offers in-app purchases / gratuit mais offre achats
  • Last updated Oct 2015 / Dernière mise-à-jour 2015 octobre
  • Available in multiple languages / Disponible en plusieurs langues
  • Google Play: Simply Yoga is your own personal yoga instructor. / Simply Yoga est votre propre instructeur de yoga personnelle
  • Available through / Disponible depuis iTunes & Google Play

Stop Breathe & Think: Meditate

  • Tools for Peace
  • Free but offers in-app purchases / gratuit mais offre achats
  • Last updated April 2016 / Dernière mise-à-jour 2016 avril
  • English
  • Google play: The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.
  • Available through Google play and iTunes

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician.  The information may not always apply to your individual situation. 

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information. 

If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at 

Last Updated : July 2016
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