Articles and books

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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Science backed strategies. Karen Young, Hey Sigmund

Dear Kids, Love from your brain. Karen Young, Hey Sigmund

Dan Siegel’s hand model of the brain: Dan Siegel

While we sleep our mind goes on an amazing journey: National Geographic

Center for the Developing Child. Harvard + comprehensive resources

Beyond Blue - Building Resilience in Children: a Practice Guide

Beyond Blue Healthy Families Pages

The State of Mindfulness Science. Here's what we know right now about meditation—and what we don't. Greater Good Science Centre, Berkeley.

Meditation’s Calming Effects Pinpointed in Brain. A new mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the calming effects of breathing control. SciAmMind summary

Dr Rick Hanson. Resources for Happiness, Love & Wisdom.  Global community of people bringing mindfulness meditation into their lives and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Nature and the serious business of joy: Maria Popovo, Brain Pickings

Loneliness, a growing national challenge: Families Australia

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, by Rick Hansen (2009), New Harbinger Publications.

Silence Your Mind: A new approach to meditation that can improve your happiness, wellbeing and productivity – in just 10 minutes a day, by Ramesh Manocha (2013), Hachette.

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges, by Steven Southwark & Dennis Charney (2012), Cambridge University Press. 

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. By Kelly McGonigal (2015) Vermilion London.

PROSPER: a road map for positive schools by Toni Noble: The Positive Times

Schools turn to Mindfulness to tackle student anxiety: The Sydney Morning Herald

Imagine if we taught stillness in classrooms: Dr Lea Waters, University of Melbourne

Top 10 tips for a quality wellbeing curriculum: Institute of Positive Education Geelong Grammar

Four ways to encourage kindness in students: Greater Good Magazine UC Berkeley

Building Resilience in Children - 20 practical ways: Hey Sigmund

Mental health commission calls for action for kids under 12: Radio National

Contextual wellbeing: Creating healthy school contexts to nurture flourishing students and staff. Dr Helen Street

Why Forest Bathing is good for your health: Karen Evans, Mindful Magazine

How to use character strengths to create a positive classroom: Institute of Positive Education Geelong Grammar

What is positive education and how to apply it: Positive Psychology Program

Types of Professional and Emotional Coping Among Beginning Teachers: Research Article

Clever GUTS - linking microbes to mood: Dr Micheal Mosley

Five ways to build resilience and well-being in children: Dr Hazel Harrison

Nuns offer clues to Alzheimer's and aging - The New York Times

How to teach your kids about their inner critic - Mindful Magazine

Mindfulness works best with a whole school approach: SmilingMind

Positive early education: Expanding the reach of positive psychology into early childhood. L.Baker, S.Green and D.Falecki

Positive Tools for a Lifetime. Mental fitness programs help develop resilience. Margie Sheedy, Sydney Morning Herald

Brain Facts - 3D

Exercise is ADHD medication: The Atlantic

Three Simple Ways Parents can practice Self Compassion

Can Kindness be taught? New York Times

Three Words that can save a friendship: The Sydney Morning Herald

Building courage in kids, how to teach kids to be brave: Hey Sigmund

State of the nation starts in your street: Hugh Mackay

Take Your Mind for a Walk:

Compassion meditation reduces mind wandering: Stanford News

Five myths about gratitude: Dr Robert A Emmons

Feelings Matter: Kids Matter

Mindfulness and Screen Time: Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Secret Weapon - Meditation: FIVEaa

Volunteering can build resilience: the educator

Four teacher tips to creating a mindful classroom: SmilingMind

What you need for a caring classroom:

Seven principals for what makes a marriage work: John Gottman

Conversation skills for children: Raising Children Network

Interesting books:

The Brain that changes itself: Norman Doidge

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation: Dan Siegel

The Happiness Trap: Russ Harris

Why we sleep: Matthew Walker

 Mindset the new psychology of success: Carol Dweck

The Strength Switch: Dr Lea Waters

Positive Psychology Coaching in practice: Suzy Green, Stephen Palmer

Thinking fast and slow: Daniel Kahneman 

The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain: Louis Cozolino (2014), Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

The Art of Belonging. Hugh Mackay. (2016) PanMacmillan Australia. 

The Optimistic Child: Martin Seligman




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