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Playing Games: Listening to the Voices of Children to Tailor a Mindfulness Intervention
Children, Youth and Environments
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2012
Pages: 273-285
Sources ID: 21335
Visibility: Private
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This field report describes a community-based project that incorporates game playing to enhance an existing mindfulness-based stress reduction approach for children. The first phase of teh project involved content analysis of children's diary recordings their experiences of participating in a mindfulness intervention. In the second phase, focus groups conducted with a group of these children guided the development of a game-playing script that could be used in delivery of a mindfulness program. Significant lessons are offered regarding incorporating game-playing into a mindfulness program that recognizes the voices of children and respects their experiences.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Cognitive Therapy