1st Edition

Being You A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness

By Catharine Hannay Copyright 2019
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Do you ever feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? As a teen girl, you're under a lot of pressure. Mindfulness can help. Being You explores mindfulness as a simple but powerful way to center oneself and tap into one's own inner wisdom and strength. This book:

    • Is packed with 52 different activities on mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and self-acceptance.
    • Helps you navigate the pressures of home, school, and the confusing world of frenemies and social media.
    • Features inspiring quotes from young women who use mindfulness in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, sports, and STEM.
    • Includes a wide range of practices and perspectives.
    • Includes information about how scientists study the mind and the brain.

    You will discovery the many different ways mindfulness is practiced around the world. Most importantly, you'll try it yourself. Practicing mindfulness can help you feel happier and less stressed as you grow into the woman you want to become. This book will show you how.

    Ages 14–16

    Acknowledgements Introduction CHAPTER 1 mindfulness is a practice, not a perfect CHAPTER 2 savoring pleasant moments CHAPTER 3 stressed, depressed, and quite a mess CHAPTER 4 monkey mind and lizard brain CHAPTER 5 one breath at a time CHAPTER 6 comfortable in your own skin CHAPTER 7 THINK before yous peak . . . or text or insta any thing CHAPTER 8 empathy and compassion CHAPTER 9 an attitude of gratitude CHAPTER 10 sharing your gifts with the world References About the Author


    Catharine Hannay is the founder of MindfulTeachers.org, an internationally-respected resource on mindfulness in education. She was a teacher for 20 years and holds master's degrees in teaching and communications. Her mission is to help teens and teachers become the best possible version of themselves through practicing mindfulness and compassion.

    "Essentially an instructional guide and manual, Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness is exceptionally well written, organized and presented – making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to the personal reading lists of teenage girls, as well as high school and community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections." – Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review

    "Overall, this book was very good, especially for teenage girls going through stressful situations. It includes plenty of activities for anyone to do. I found it very helpful and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a mindfulness book of this type." – Lily Bennett, Padraig O'Morain

    "Being You is a practical, thorough and yet simple way for girls to enhance their lives and well-being as they learn about the topic of mindfulness. I have read many books on this topic and none check ALL the boxes the way this one does!!! I will be using for all my students." – Wendy Lamparelli, BSN, MEd. RN CSN-NJ

     "I love this book about mindfulness for teen girls. It provides many opportunities for the reader to reflect and learn about practicing mindfulness. ('Do I Think Before I Speak?' is one of my favorites.) The book is very engaging with a great layout and fun chapter titles. Author Catharine Hannay shares her own experiences with mindfulness as well as many other very age-appropriate examples. This resource for girls ages 14-16 will help them have the tools needed not only during times of stress and anxiety, but in everyday life." – Mary Cay Ricci

    "This book is a valuable introduction to mindfulness for teenage girls. The conversational tone used throughout the book makes it easy and fun to read. The mindfulness-based exercises offered are practical and relevant for teenage girls today. The author cites many personal anecdotes from her own teenage years, offering understanding and compassion for what the teenage reader might be experiencing. As a children’s mindfulness facilitator, I highly recommend this book for all teenage girls." – Bianca