1st Edition

Mindfulness for Child and Adolescent Well-Being International Perspectives

    254 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Providing a comprehensive overview of the benefits of mindfulness for children and adolescents, this edited collection offers an in-depth exploration of research, theory, and practice from international perspectives.

    The book written by academics and clinicians from the East and the West, first introduces mindfulness and its roots in spirituality and psychology, and then discusses its potential for enhancing the well-being of children and adolescents. It covers a wide range of topics related to the impact of mindfulness on children and adolescents, including its effects on cognitive development, academic performance, school adjustment, emotion regulation, mental health, and social functioning. The chapters also examine how mindfulness-related concepts, such as self-compassion, can benefit children with and without special needs, as well as the importance of mindful family communication and parenting for the well-being of children and adolescents.

    The volume offers valuable insights to researchers, educators, and practitioners who wish to help young people cultivate mindfulness and enhance well-being. The insights will also be useful for young people and parents who want to learn about the healing power and health benefits of mindfulness.

    1. Mindfulness and well-being among children and adolescents Kevin Ka Shing Chan, Elsa Ngar Sze Lau, and John Chi-Kin Lee  2. Mindfulness in child and adolescent development: Spiritual, psychological, and educational perspectives Jason D. Reid, Fabio Cezar de Souza Marcovski, Jillian D. Campbell, Emily Gold, and Lisa J. Miller  3. Mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents: A Buddhist counselling perspective Kin Cheung (George) Lee, Ronald King To Chan, Adrian J. Davis, Jonathan Wai Yin Chau, and Tao Kong  4. The impact of mindfulness on cognitive development and academic performance among children and adolescents Marisa Filipe  5. Mindfulness-based programs for children and adolescents in school settings Jessica Mettler, Laurianne Bastien, Dana Carsley, Bassam El-Khoury, and Nancy Heath  6. A mindful approach to emotion regulation among children and adolescents: A neuropsychological perspective Xinmei Deng, Xiaomin Chen, and Meng Yang  7. Cultivating mindfulness, social-emotional resilience, and mental health with children and adolescents Zlatina Kostova and Randye J. Semple  8. Mindfulness for children and adolescents with emotional, mental health, and behavioural concerns K. Jessica Van Vliet and Lindsey E. Feltis  9. Mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents with special educational needs Herman Hay Ming Lo  10. Self-compassion and mental well-being among youth Yasuhiro Kotera, Ann-Marie Edwards, Juliet Wilkes, Elaina Taylor, Rory Colman, Jessica Jackson, Muhammad Aledeh, Kristian Barnes, and Annabel Rushforth  11. Cultivating child and adolescent self-compassion through parental self-compassion and mindfulness Celia Ching Yee Wong and Molly French  12. Mindfulness in family communication: An overview of mechanisms, recent findings, and applications Iris Yili Wang, Wing Yee Cheng, and Rebecca Y. M. Cheung  13. Mindful parenting for parents of children and adolescents Candice Ling Yuet Man Powell, Amanda Kingsze Cheung, and  Susan Maria Bögels  14. Mindfulness research among children and adolescents: Suggestions for future directions Kevin Ka Shing Chan


    Kevin Ka Shing Chan is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Psychology at The Education University of Hong Kong.

    Elsa Ngar Sze Lau is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    John Chi-Kin Lee is the Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor conferred by the Ministry of Education, the People’s Republic of China. He is also the UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Research Fellow. Professor Lee has served as the Editor of the International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, the Regional Editor (Asia Pacific) of Educational Research and Evaluation, and an Executive Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education, as well as an editorial board member or advisory editor of many local, regional, and international journals.