mindful games videos
demonstrations of mindfulness exercises, mindful movement, and guided meditation
We practice focusing by slowly moving our arms up and down, or back and forth, in sync with each other’s movements.
Are you feeling under pressure or overwhelmed? Susan demonstrates what stress and pressure do to our bodies and how to move through them.
Sitting still can be hard and here's a strategy that can help!
Watch how easy it is to settle your mind when it's busy! then, listen to this guided meditation to give it a try.
Seeing & Reframing
Our past is a part of us, but we needn't get distracted by it. Nor, do we need to be preoccupied with what will happen in the future. Instead, we can enjoy the moment.
Drop the Monkeys! With the help of a colorful plastic toy, we build a chain of monkeys to demonstrate how we can notice thoughts and let them go.
Listening to sound is a great way to practice meditation. This meditation will help you feel focused and relaxed at the same time.
Let any worries, stress and strain drop away in this bedtime routine. lie flat on your back with your arms by your sides, close your eyes, and you’re ready to begin.
We listen closely to the sound of a tone as it fades away to help us relax and focus.
We hold a cube of ice until it melts to notice the difference between a feeling and a reaction. (Game led by Gene Lushtak.)
Linda Graham interviews Susan Kaiser Greenland for her series, Conversations on Recovering Resilience.
A clip of an Inner Kids mindful awareness class from the documentary Spiritual Revolution produced and directed by Alan Swyer. With Gene Lushtak, Daniel Davis, Peri Doslu, Karen Eastman, and Susan Kaiser Greenland
Susan Kaiser Greenland, creator of the Inner Kids program, Kim Schonert-Reichl, lead researcher for the Hawn Foundation's MindUP program, and Patricia Broderick, creator of the Learning to BREATHE program, share a discussion about the complexities of training educators to teach mindfulness-based curricula to students, and the balance between scientific research and practical implementation, focusing on developmental and age appropriateness.
In Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing, an educational initiative from the University of Minnesota, Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and Mindful Games talks about how to help incorporate mindfulness into your child's life.
Founder of the Inner Kids program, Susan Kaiser Greenland adapted adult meditation practices for kids, seeing a marked improvement in their capacity to focus, calm themselves, and manage stress. She is also the author of The Mindful Child.
THE MINDFUL CHILD explains how parents can teach the transformative techniques of mindful awareness to children so they can overcome stress.
A segment from a documentary about the Inner Kids program broadcast by GoodTube.org. Los Angeles students participating in a school-based Inner Kids class talk about their experience.
A segment from a documentary about the Inner Kids program broadcast by GoodTube.org. Classroom teachers in Los Angeles who are participating in a school-based Inner Kids class talk about their experience.
A segment from a documentary about the Inner Kids program broadcast by GoodTube.org. Parents in Los Angeles whose children participated in a school-based Inner Kids class talk about their experience.
Listen to Susan Kaiser Greenland JD who developed the InnerKids mindful awareness program for children and teens speak on mindful awareness in the real-lives of children and their families.