Children today are engaged in a fast-paced, media-driven, competitive society that can lead to increased stress and stress-related problems such as anxiety and depression. Mindfulness is a way to deal with this stress and can help children calm themselves and focus their attention. The book is a clear, concise, and secular explanation of mindfulness that children ages 4-8 will understand and want to try for themselves. It may be read by or to young children and includes a guided mindful breathing script for teachers and parents to read so everyone can practice their new skills.
Heather Krantz, M.D. is an integrative medicine physician and mindfulness teacher. She worked for many years as an obstetrician/ gynecologist and saw firsthand the disconnect between traditional medicine and true health and wellness. After completing a fellowship in integrative medicine, she now teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, and mindfulness workshops and also practices mind-body medicine in Bend, Oregon. Find her at HeatherKrantzMD.com and InSightMindfulnessCenter.com.