'Being You' Book





Available October 2019

available now for pre-order from:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Prufrock Press




Being You features 52 activities to help teen girls develop mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance, including...


formal mindfulness and meditation practices:
labeling thoughts & feelings;
a variety of breathing practices; 
body scan vs. progressive relaxation; and  
lovingkindness meditation (with options for traditional, secular, or faith-based phrasing).


some of the most popular activities by Catharine Hannay here at Mindful Teachers:
Blue Red Yellow: What Do You See? 
Contemplative Art Practices 
Five Senses Snack 
Next Time, I'll Do Better 
Noticing the Five Senses: A Daily Mindfulness Log 
THINK Before You Speak

and new activities for teen girls:
Am I My Own Best Friend or Worst Frenemy? 
How Can I Be an Upstander? 
How Mindful Am I Online? 
A Week of Kindness 
When Does My Lizard Brain Turn into Godzilla?





Chapter 1: Mindfulness Is a Practice, Not a Perfect

Chapter 2: Savoring Pleasant Moments

Chapter 3: Stressed, Depressed, and Quite a Mess

Chapter 4: Monkey Mind and Lizard Brain


Chapter 5: One Breath at a Time


Chapter 6: Comfortable in Your Own Skin


Chapter 7: THINK Before You Speak . . . or Text or Insta Anything


Chapter 8: Empathy and Compassion


Chapter 9: An Attitude of Gratitude


Chapter 10: Sharing Your Gifts With the World



from the back cover:

As a teen girl, you’re likely under a lot of pressure at home, at school, and in a confusing world of frenemies and social media. It can be hard to figure out what you really want to do and who you really want to be.

In this book, you’ll learn about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness, from reducing stress to improving relationships. You’ll be inspired by girls and women who use mindfulness in the visual and performing arts, sports, and STEM. Most importantly, you’ll try it yourself. There are dozens of different exercises and activities, ranging from fun ways to explore the five senses to strategies for coping when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

Practicing mindfulness can help you feel happier and less stressed as you grow into the woman you want to become. This book will show you how.




Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness
Available October 2019


available now for pre-order from:



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