With wisdom, kindness, and inspiring clarity, born from years of mindful living and teaching mindfulness, Amy Saltzman, M.D. guides us through the research proven practical steps of how to help young people learn the fundamentals of resilience, focus, and compassion. Science supported, clinically sound, and educationally brilliant, this book will provide essential tools for all who wish to learn from a master about how children and adolescents can discover their “still quiet place,” the source of their emotional and social intelligence and a lifelong center of inner peace.”

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Author, Brainstorm:  The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; and Mindsight:  The New Science of Personal Transformation.
Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
Co-director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

KPBS interview prior to Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference

Click here to watch my t.v. and hear my radio interview,  with my dear friend and colleague Dr. Steve Hickman, director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness

Mikaela’s Mindfulness Book

Please enjoy Mikaela’s beautiful book, describing her experience with Mindfulness, with Ms. Coleman’s third grade class at St. Christopher School.

Mikaela’s Mindfulness Book

White Paper-Integrating Mindfulness into K-12 Education

This paper reviews research and curricula pertaining to the integration of mindfulness training into K-12 education, both indirectly by training teachers and through direct teaching of students.  Click here IMEK-12 ARTICLE IN JOURNAL MINDFULNESS (ONLINE VERSION)-1

Get Ahead Kids Feature Article- a shout out from Australia

Teaching mindfulness to kids and teens has been described by Amy Saltzman M.D. as “the truest form of preventive medicine I know.” Click here to read the full article

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Interview by Elisha Goldstein

Today Amy talks to us about what the still quiet place is for children and teenagers, the impact of her research with children, and a little practice and advice to help us parents, caregivers and teachers along the way. Click here to read the full interview.

Radio Interview with Yoga in My School

Dr Amy Saltzman knows the benefits of accessing the “Still Quiet Place” deep inside each individual and works tirelessly to bring those benefits to children, teens and parents.

Founder of the  program Still Quiet Place, Amy strives to teach mindfulness skills to youth (Pre-K to college) so that they can reap the rewards and live a engaged, full, calm and rewarding life. Join us for easy to implement techniques which are proven to develop focus, increase attention, decrease anxiety and allow you and your children to interact with compassion with yourself and others. Tap into your “Still Quiet Place” within. Click Here to Listen

Saltzman- MBSR for School-Age Children

This chapter provides an overview of an MBSR curriculum designed for children in grades 4-6 and their parents, and reports preliminary research findings based on the implementation of this curriculum. The data indicate that mindfulness training is feasible for children and that such training enhances attention, decreases anxiety, and improves self-regulation, social competence and, perhaps most importantly, children’s overall well-being. Complete Chapter

Reprinted with permission by New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Acceptance & Mindfulness Treatments for Children & Adolescents, Laurie Greco Ph.D.

Radio Interview- The Value of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

When you’re raising a family or teaching students it’s often hard to be aware of what you’re feeling, experiencing, and thinking. The practice of mindfulness, or paying attention with kindness and curiosity before choosing your behavior, can decrease stress and burnout and increase empathy and effective communication. Tune in as we discuss how adults and children can benefit from learning mindful practices for everyday life.

Amy Saltzman, MD, is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, and scientist, and founder of The Still Quiet Place.

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Words from Nick

My friend and student, 9 year old, Nick, was recently featured in an article in Scholastic Parent and Child magazine. Here is what Nick has to say about Mindfulness.

To use mindfulness is a great privilege. It makes you feel good, relaxed and happy. You cannot enjoy life without it. Mindfulness is a quiet  place.All you have to do to get there is concentrate on your breathing.  You can use mindfulness everywhere. When you are in arguments, if you are  feeling unhappy or if you are in a tough situation you don’t want to be in. I’ve even used it when I find myself frustrated while playing video games or other times when I become overwhelmed.

Simply sit down, lie down or even stand up and just start breathing and listen and feel your breaths – focus on slow and deep breaths. Soon your worries and frustrations will not seem so big. Before you know it you will  feel better. Afterward, I sometimes forget what was making me so upset. I am glad Dr. Amy showed me how to do it. You should give it a try too!

Click the link to read the entire article on Mindfulness for Children in  Scholastic Parent and Child magazine

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