SUMMIT SESSIONS

Mindful Game for Kids: Learn to Coregulate

With Susan Kaiser Greenland

Discover a Mindful Game that helps kids understand how we're all connected and how we can be in a beneficial relationship with one another.

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About Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, and families. She is the author of books The Mindful Child and Mindful Games. Susan and her husband, author Seth Greenland, founded The Inner Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that taught secular mindfulness in schools and community-based programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Susan was on the clinical team of the Pediatric Pain Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, co-investigator on several UCLA research studies on the impact of mindfulness in education, and a collaborator on an investigation of mindful eating for children and caregivers.

Check out Susan's blog and her website, where you can listen and watch recordings of mindful games, guided meditations, songs, classes, and other resources for the classroom.


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17 Comments

  1. Erin Nooj October 23, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

    This video was a great way to introduce adults to this concept. Is there anyway to access only this video? Thank you for doing this.

  2. Yatzil October 23, 2019 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Your exercises for children are jewels of pure wisdom and kindness. Thank you very, very much.

  3. Jennifer Rash October 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I love this! I tried looking up Simpson toys on Amazon but couldn’t find the specific toys that you used. I wonder if you could suggest a link for purchasing toys similar to the ones you used in your demonstration?

  4. Caitlyn October 22, 2019 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Thank you, Susan! This seems like a great activity in mindfulness. I’m curious how this idea of coregulation and transforming ourselves in moments of stress/excitement translates to children who have trauma and feel triggered, or who experience daily microaggressions and understandably so have deep stress because of it. Is there a way to acknowledge these children’s experiences and states of being while also deepening connection to each other?

  5. Robyn Young October 21, 2019 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Excellent demonstration.Thank you.

  6. Flurina Niggli October 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Fantastic way of showing kids and adults how we powerful it is to regulate ourselves.
    I hope you won’t mind me using this great idea to teach kids and parents how powerful we can be when we take a moment to regulate. Of course you will get the credit for it.
    THANK YOU!!!

  7. Irene Kenison October 21, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this coregulation example (and all the games you have shared)!

  8. Anu October 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I really like your activities. We are running a mindfulness programme in Wellington New Zealand and we definitely could get good tips from all your presentations so far in this summit

  9. Magda October 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much Susan for all your presentations,examples,advice.And your calming voice! I ‘ ll follow your blog to search for more suggestions and ideas,Magda (teacher from Poland)

  10. Erika October 21, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for being good company the past five days. I think your interventions are practical, useful and can be adapted in any country in any circumstance. ¡Gracias por las lecciones!

  11. Natalia October 21, 2019 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Hi! Thank you for your brilliant demonstration and explanation of coregulation! It seem very useful. And not only for kids;).

  12. Fran October 21, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Susan, thank you so much for an illumination of the deep-reaching potential flowing in all your evocative (yet delightful) mindful games for children. PS : I enjoyed playing too:) Really grateful to the organisers and every expert for the rich input on this summit.

  13. may zaw naing October 21, 2019 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Love this example. Thank you.

  14. Ale October 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Susan, for these simple yet powerful and meaningful exercises. Loved the way you guided them!

  15. Alicia Benitez October 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Hello Susan!!! I am so grateful to signed into the summit and I have learned so much from your exercises and easy examples for children to learn. I read your book The mindful child last year and practiced some of your exercises with my kid and recommended some friends of mine. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, I will follow your blog immediately !!!

  16. Rashmi October 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Amazing lesson Susan. It’s quite powerful in regulating our thinking of reacting.
    Thanks

  17. Valerie Kelly October 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Fabulous insight here. Thank you for this quick coregulation example! Your knowledge is so appreciated. Deepest gratitude!

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