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Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

Practices and Programs

Authors: Wisner, Betsy L.

  • Synthesizes and interprets research in a burgeoning field of mindfulness programs for adolescents
  • Includes programs and practices from around the world
  • Addresses concentration meditation, which is often neglected in the literature
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95207-6
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About this book

This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents— with an emphasis on evidence-based practices—are explored.  In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s group programs are discussed. The book is targeted toward educators, mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in the application, development, and study of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents.

About the authors

Betsy Wisner taught adolescent psychology for nearly 20 years before earning her doctorate in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She currently teaches graduate social work courses. She also has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field and specializes in helping children and adolescents and their families. 

Reviews

"This is an important book for anyone working with adolescents in educational, counseling and behavioral health and medical settings. Betsy Wisner’s meticulous interdisciplinary research and case examples integrate theory and practice, and clearly demonstrate the rich benefits of mindfulness in the lives of adolescents. As a licensed clinical social worker and as a parent of teenagers, I find this book invaluable." (Christine Lynn Norton, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Texas State University, San Marcos, USA)

"Wisner presents a clear, comprehensive exploration of the history and practices of adolescent mindfulness and meditation theory. The gap between theoretical considerations and practice applications is successfully bridged. The inclusion of "Adolescent Voices" confirms the necessity and benefits of this work. Evidenced-based tools are provided for the practitioner to engage adolescents with mindfulness programs, both innovative and theoretically sound." (Lorraine Rogers, Licensed Master Social Worker and Mind-Body Practitioner) 

"This is a very delightful collection, full of extremely valuable information for educators, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students seeking a theoretically and empirically informed understanding and application of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents. Dr. Wisner knows the bio-psycho-social-cultural benefits for adolescents and passionately promotes the practice of mindfulness and meditation to help improve the healthy development and well-being of adolescents.” (Venus Tsui, PhD, Social Work Educator and Researcher with 14 years of clinical and community experience with children, youth, and families in Hong Kong and the US)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation Practices and Programs for Adolescents

    Wisner, Betsy L.

    Pages 1-24

  • Theoretical Foundations Supporting Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

    Wisner, Betsy L.

    Pages 25-46

  • Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

    Wisner, Betsy L.

    Pages 47-73

  • Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents in Educational Settings

    Wisner, Betsy L.

    Pages 75-106

  • Mindfulness for Adolescents in Counseling, Behavioral Health, and Medical Settings

    Wisner, Betsy L.

    Pages 107-126

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95207-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95206-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents
Book Subtitle
Practices and Programs
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95207-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95207-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95206-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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