mindful games videos
demonstrations of mindfulness exercises, mindful movement, and guided meditation
We shake a glitter ball to help us understand the connection between what happens in our minds and what happens in our bodies. (Game led by Susan Kaiser Greenland.)
Seeing & Reframing
We sway from side-to-side, while chanting a rhyme, to help us become more aware of our bodies. (Game led by Juanita Cabrales at the Momentous Institute.)
We pretend to rock a stuffed animal to sleep on our bellies to relax our bodies and quiet our minds. As we breathe in, the animal rocks up; as we breathe out, the animal rocks back down. (Game led by Annaka Harris and Susan Kaiser Greenland.)
We practice focusing by slowly moving our arms up and down, or back and forth, in sync with each other’s movements. (Game led by Christina Garcia at the Momentous Institute.)
We hold a cube of ice until it melts to notice the difference between a feeling and a reaction. (Game led by Gene Lushtak.)
We imagine that everyone is happy, safe, healthy, and living in peace to practice kindness and concentration. (Game led by Annaka Harris and Susan Kaiser Greenland.)
We sit or stand face-to-face and choose a leader. When the leader slowly moves we mirror the movement. (Game led by Annaka Harris.)
Using teamwork, and by paying attention to what’s happening around us, we pass a cup without spilling a drop of water. First, we pass it with our eyes open and then with our eyes closed. (Game led by Alissa Windle at the Momentous Institute, and by Daniel Davis.)
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.
Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of "The Mindful Child," talks about how to help incorporate mindfulness practices 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.
Keynote at the 2011 MiEN conference - view other videos and information about MiEN at mindfuled.org
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.