Resources & References
The voices guiding you through the meditations are Dr. Dzung Vo and Dr. Joanna McDermid, who lead the BC Children's Centre for Mindfulness. Read more about them and the team's work on the website. The Centre supports mindfulness practice, including clinical and educational programs, health professional development, and research, at BC Children’s Hospital and beyond.
Kindness and Self-Compassion meditation is adapted from Bluth, Karen. The Self Compassionate Teen: Mindfulness And Compassion Skills To Overcome Self-Criticism And Embrace Who You Are. New Harbinger Publications, 2017.
Mindful Breathing and Body Scan exercises provided courtesy of MindShift - a collaboration between BC Children's Hospital and Anxiety Canada.
Self-Compassion Break meditation is adapted from Neff, Kristin & Germer, Chris. Retrieved from https://self-compassion.org/exercise-2-self-compassion-break/
STOP practice is adapted from Stahl, Bob & Goldstein, Elisha. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. New Harbinger Publications, 2010.
References & Resources:
Abblett, Mitch & Willard, Christopher. Mindfulness for Teen Depression: A Workbook for Improving Your Mood. New Harbinger Publications, 2016.
Bentley, Preston. Meditation Made Easy: More Than 50 Exercises for Peace, Relaxation, and Mindfulness. Avon: Adams Media, 2015
Black, Anna. The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness: Don't Dwell on the Past or Worry About the Future, Simply BE in the Present With Mindfulness Meditations. London: Cico Books, 2015.
Bluth, Karen. The Self Compassionate Teen: Mindfulness And Compassion Skills To Overcome Self-Criticism And Embrace Who You Are. New Harbinger Publications, 2017.
Chozen Bays, Jan. Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere. Boulder: Shambhala Publications, 2014.
Crisis Centre of BC. Coping Using Mindfulness. Retrieved from http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/mindfulness/.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. Mindfulness. Retrieved from http://keltymentalhealth.ca/healthy-living/mindfulness.
Vo, Dzung. Mindfulness for Teens: Discovering Your Inner Strength website. Retrieved from http://mindfulnessforteens.com/.
Vo, Dzung. The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Manage Stress One Moment at a Time. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2015.
Willard, Christopher. Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else. New Harbinger Publications, 2014.
Black, D.S., O’Reilly, G.A., Olmstead, R., Breen, E.C., Irwin, M.R. (2015). Mindfulness Meditation and Improvement in Sleep Quality and Daytime Impairment Among Older Adults With Sleep Disturbances: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med., 175(4):494-501. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8081.
Congleton, C., Holzel, B.K. & Lazar, S.W. (2015). Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain.
Corliss, J. (2015). Mindfulness Meditation Helps Fight Insomnia and Improves Sleep. Harvard Health Publications. Retrieved from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-helps-fight-insomnia-improves-sleep-201502187726.
Creswell J.D., Irwin M.R., Burklund L.J., et al. (2012). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: a small randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26(7):1095–101
Darwin, John. (2015). Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness. Centre for Mindful Life Enhancement. Retrieved from
Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga ES, et al. Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):357-368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018.
Hutcherson, Cendri A.; Seppala, Emma M.; Gross, James J. (2008). Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness. Emotion, Vol 8(5), 720-724. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0013237.
Levy D.M., Wobbrock, J.O., Kaszniak, A.W., & Ostergren, M. (2012). The effects of mindfulness meditation training on multitasking in a high-stress information environment. Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012 (GI '12). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, Ont., Canada, Canada, 45-52.
Lin J, Chadi N, Shrier L. Mindfulness-based interventions for adolescent health. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, (2019), 469-475, 31(4).
Ong, J.C., Manber, R., Segal, Z., Xia, Y., Shapiro, S., Wyatt, J.K. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for chronic insomnia. SLEEP, 37(9):1553-1563.
Scientific American. What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? Retrieved from http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/what-does-mindfulness-meditation-do-to-your-brain/.
The Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California, Berkeley. Mindfulness. Retrieved from http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition.
Zeidan, F., Martucci, K. T., Kraft, R. A., Gordon, N. S., McHaffie, J. G., & Coghill, R. C. (2011). Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation. The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 31(14), 5540–5548. http://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5791-10.2011.
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