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Practicing Mindfulness is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills workbook series offering life skills and transition skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Practicing Mindfulness provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to live independently by learning to address their behavior and control their emotions. These workbooks serve as both a traditional print version and an interactive version - using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Research shows that regular practice of mindfulness can help students regulate their emotions, improve symptoms of ADHD, depression, and anxiety, improve cognitive skills, decrease emotional outbursts, and even provide pain relief for chronic conditions.


Like the other books in this series, Practicing Mindfulness contains airy pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Written on the 3rd/4th-grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills' Practicing Mindfulness include:


  • What is mindfulness?
  • Meditation vs Mindfulness
  • Trying to cope/Containing stress
  • Benefits of relaxation
  • Mindfulness builds brains
  • Beginning mindfulness
  • Before you begin know this
  • How to start
  • Your mindfulness playlist
  • Mindful videos
  • Mindful walking
  • Relaxation visualization
  • Mindful reading
  • Mindful writing
  • Mindful messaging
  • Mindful drawing/coloring
  • Mindful music
  • Mindful listening
  • Mindful errands/mindfulness in everyday life
  • Creating my own Mindful Playlist


Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key, and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement.


A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.

Practicing Mindfulness - 2 Workbooks

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