Mindfulness or 'mindful meditation' is a type of meditation that works on the mind. It is very easy to do and will help to achieve a calm and stable mind and allow mental contentment, peace and harmony through various areas of life.
This pack contains 52 Mindful Moments and an accompanying booklet which outlines ways to use the cards in a variety of environments including schools, hospitals, care homes, special schools, prisons, work settings, youth clubs – all will benefit from taking time out to consider moments triggered by the cards. Therapists are increasingly incorporating mindfulness into their practice. For example, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists are applying mindfulness techniques alongside or as part of other established techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
Examples of card content include:
Grounded in respect, compassion, acceptance and non-judgement, Mindful Moments can lead to noticeable benefits for the individual and the social dynamics of their environment.
Award-winning author, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Teacher, Dr. Betty Rudd, currently works in UK and Cyprus; she is a Doctoral Supervisor and Doctoral Examiner for British universities, a Director of Studies for doctoral students in Counselling Psychology at Regent's College, an Assessor and Co-ordinating Supervisor for trainees on the BPS QCoP Independent Route, freelance author and inventor of games for facilitating mental wellness. She contributed to the government-endorsed document 'Every Child Matters'. The BPS name her as an expert in emotional literacy and non-verbal communication. Since the 1960s, Betty has worked with children, teenagers and adults.
Maria Rudd is a primary school teacher who lives and works in south-east London. She incorporates mindfulness-based techniques into her teaching practice and has found it particularly useful in PSHE as a way of building emotional literacy.
Matthew Wilson is an Educational Psychologist (EP) who lives and works in London, UK. Before training as an EP, he spent 15 years supporting children and young people in educational and community-based settings in the UK, New Zealand and Japan. Matthew's doctoral thesis focused on the met/unmet psychological needs of permanently excluded secondary-age children and young people. His other academic and practice-based interests include: the application of mindfulness-based approaches in educational settings; creating and maintaining autonomy-supportive learning environments; the use of solution-focused thinking in both consultation and therapeutic intervention work; and the impact of psychiatric and psychological labelling on the self-concept and social identity of the individual.
Seek enlightenment and direction through the ancient Dreamtime. Aboriginal Dreaming Totems have been used for thousands of years as a way of seeking advice. The use of totems is not fortune-telling in the sense that you actually see the future – instead, the dreaming totems provide the user with a means of analysing questions and seeking answers about a likely outcome. The future is not fixed and you have the power to change it as you see fit. If you do not like the prediction, then you can choose an... More info
Go beyond "What's your favourite colour?" Start a great conversation with these thought-provoking questions and get to know others better! Help kids break the ice in new situations and develop social skills as they learn more about their peers. Perfect for use in classrooms, advisory groups, after-school programs, teams, and youth groups. A whole lotta icebreakers in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Divide into pairs and give everyone a card. Take turns asking each other every question on the cards. Have a leader ask... More info
Sharing women's knowledge and responses to control tactics in relationships. Illuminations cards and booklet are for women who have experienced violence and control and for the workers who support them. The kit includes a booklet and a set of 24 cards. There are 12 control tactics cards and 12 corresponding women's response cards. The kit is a culmination of lots of conversations and collaboration with women who are reclaiming their lives from domestic violence. Kyabra Community Association has produced these cards out of desire by the women of the Ladies... More info