Mindfulness South Burlington Resources


    Elementary School


      • I Am Peace by Susan Verde
      • Ahn’s Anger by Gail Silver and Christianne Kromer
      • Steps and Stones: An Ahn’s Anger Story by Gail Silver and Christianne Kromer
      • A Boy and a Bear, the Children’s Relaxation Book  by Lori Lite
      • The Good Night Caterpillar by Lori Lite
      • The Affirmation Web by Lori Lite
      • The Boy and the Turtle by Lori Lite
      • Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor
      • The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor
      • A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood
      • Everybody’s Mandala by M. Mandali
      • The Three Questions  by J. Muth
      • Peaceful Piggy Meditation by K. MacLean
      • You are Not Your Thoughts by Brian Despard
      • Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate Coombs


    • A Still Quiet Place by Amy Saltzman (for children)
    • A Settled Mind by Kimberly Post Rowe (grades 3 up)
    • Calm Down Boogie by Betsy Rose
    • Indigo Dreams by Lori Lite

    Middle and High School


    • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens by Gina Beigel


    • A Still Quiet Place by Amy Saltzman (for teens)

    For Adults 


      • Building Emotional Intelligence by Linda Lantieri
      • The Mindful Child by Susan Keiser Greenland
      • Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
      • Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Seigel
      • Simplicity Parenting: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim Brooking-Payne and Lisa M. Ross 


    • Guided Mindfulness Meditation series (1-4) by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • The Art of Meditation by Daniel Goleman

    Recommended Texts for Personal Mindfulness Practice

      • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
      • How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
      • Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh
      • Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well Being by Thich Nhat Han
      • Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Han
      • Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment -- and Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
      • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
      • Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
      • Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    Recommended Texts for Bringing Mindfulness to Students:

    • The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students by Daniel Rechtschaffen
    • Mindfulness in Public School: Building Wellness & Resilience in Our Children: Self-published by the South Burlington, Vermont School District
    • You are Here by Thich Nhat Han
    • The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching: A Practical Guide for Educators by Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding
    • The Mindful Child by Susan Keiser Greenland
    • Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman
    • Educating from the Heart: Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Transforming Education by Aostre N. Johnson and Marilyn Webb Neagley
    • Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snell
    • Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh and Chan Chau Nghiem
    • MindUp Curriculum (there are three versions out: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8) by The Hawn Foundation


    Wisdom Statements

    1. Be patient.
    2. Make room for all that is now.
    3. Relax another part of your body.
    4. Just listen.
    5. If what you’re doing isn’t working, do anything else.
    6. Notice the best part.
    7. That which hinders your task is your task.
    8. Do what is simple.
    9. Intend for it to be as it is.
    10. Respond non-habitually.
    11. If you want success, notice your successes.
    12. Notice what lights you up.
    13. Be gentle with what is.
    14. Acknowledge your first impulse.
    15. Act as if what you want is already true.
    16. Give your full attention to one thing at a time.
    17. It’s OK to have fun.
    18. It’s not what you’re doing: it’s the pace you are doing it at.
    19. Be grateful for all that exists right now.
    20. Follow what interests you.