Children’s Mindfulness Book ‘Monkey Mind and The Mountain’ Launches, with Proceeds Going to Charity
A clinical psychologist and leading mindfulness expert has launched a brand new children’s book explaining the concept of mindfulness to younger people. As the world wakes up to the importance of learning mindfulness, Dr Cheryl Rezek has launched her own book for children – Monkey Mind and The Mountain: Mindfulness for 8 – 80 year olds (and older) – which will help young people make sense of the mindfulness concept, and apply it in their own lives from an early stage. It’s written for children but loved by adults too as it is so easy to understand and work with. What makes it different from other books is that it is written for children to read themselves so they can feel it is something personal to them and get involved with it right from the start.
Off the back of Monkey Mind and The Mountain, Dr Rezek has also launched a brand new charity campaign: A Million Happy Mindful Children. The campaign name speaks for itself – it’s an ambitious bid to introduce mindfulness to a million children all over the world, with books like Monkey Mind and The Mountain and other useful resources that will come on board over time.
Importantly, a percentage of profits from the sales of Monkey Mind and The Mountain will go towards a children’s charity, with Dr Rezek confirming her intent to choose a lesser-known charity that supports vulnerable children and that needs extra funds.
Dr Rezek says, “I already have five mindfulness books on sale and another one in production – but there’s something really special about this one. I’ve scaled down some of the techniques and concepts that I introduce in my adult books, to give children an accessible, easy-to-understand way of reigniting their natural ability to be mindful and to develop their internal sense of stability, control and confidence.”
She adds, “Mindfulness can be somewhat of an abstract term, especially when trying to explain it to children. Monkey Mind and The Mountain puts mindfulness in the context of real life, showing children how they can use mindfulness in an everyday way to manage difficulties in their life, as well as enjoy all of the good things that life presents to them.”
Mindfulness has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent years, with a number of studies showing it can have an enormously positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents in areas such as improved social-emotional skills, academic performance, psychological wellbeing and self-esteem. It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, impulsivity and bad behaviour, improve sleep, bring about greater calmness and develop the ability to manage behaviour and emotions. It also develops self-awareness and empathy.
Monkey Mind and The Mountain helps children learn to be accepting, kind and thankful as well as develop their focus, resilience and self-belief. Working through the book with a child is a great way for parents, teachers and caregivers to help children (and themselves) develop an important and invaluable set of life skills in an enjoyable, gentle and encouraging way – and the book comes highly recommended, not only by educators and health professionals, but by children themselves.
Dakota Digital for Dr Cheryl Rezek
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For more information about Dr Cheryl Rezek and her mindfulness expertise, visit her website: http://www.lifehappens-mindfulness.com/
To buy Monkey Mind and the Mountain, with part of the proceeds going to charity, head to YPD Books: http://www.ypdbooks.com/children-and-young-adults/1444-monkey-mind-and-the-mountain-YPD01643.html