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Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens

A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

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Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN
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Sep 01, 2014
PESI Publishing
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Finally -- a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly mindfulness resource written specifically for children and adolescents. Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens.

This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions.

Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids’ language

  • Activities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skills
  • Step-by-step instruction on teaching and practising mindfulness, meditation and reflection
  • Guidance on choosing age appropriate skills
  • How to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disorders
  • Journal prompts to help integrate learning
  • Goal-setting charts for tracking progress
  • Downloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections



Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN Related seminars and products

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board certified neurofeedback practitioner. Debra is an international speaker and author of the best-selling books Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets (PESI, 2013), Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens: A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets (PESI, 2014), ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens (PESI, 2015) and Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games (PESI, 2017). She has taught mindfulness skills to her clients for over 25 years. 

She recently retired from her private practice, and previously worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. 

Debra incorporates mindfulness skills in all areas of her practice. She initially became interested in mindfulness to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on mindfulness skills and created a four-step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.

Debra has presented numerous presentations, workshops, and teleseminars. She is often interviewed on Internet radio and telesummits and her work has been featured in The Day newspaper, Self-Improvement Magazine, and “Parenting Powers” television show.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Burdick maintains a private practice.  She is an author for Vervante publishers and receives royalties.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Burdick contributes to and receives no compensation. 


“This is an amazing, practical addition to the growing resources to help children and adolescents with a range of neurodevelopmental and emotional difficulties develop specific skills to manage stress, tolerate frustration, and gain more awareness of blocks to obtaining what they want in life.”

-Laurie C. Dietzel, Ph.D. , Co-Author, Late, Lost, & Unprepared

“She takes you through all ages and stages of development with specific directions on how to use and implement her mindfulness techniques. This coupled with the explanation of neuroscience adds to the richness and beauty of this amazing book.”

-Susan P. Epstein, LCSW, Parent Coach . Author of 55 Creative Approaches for Challenging & Resistant Children & Adolescents: Techniques, Activities, Worksheets, Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents

“With our fast paced world, Mindfulness has been left out of the equation in our homes and in our schools. Debra is taking it back to basics in her brilliantly written book that makes neurobiology fun and easy to understand!”

-Julie Kleinhans, Confidence and Youth Empowerment Expert

“Burdick breaks down the more than 150 tools and techniques she offers into categories based on age making it easier to choose the appropriate ones whether you are working with a 5 year old or a 15 year old.”

-Lawrence Edwards, PhD, LMHC, BCN Senior Fellow

“This “user-friendly” book offers clinicians a wealth of “hands on,” practical step-by-step exercises and strategies, supported by numerous handouts to use with clients.”

-Judith Belmont, MS , Author of The Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox Series

“The skills in this book can be used in session or as "homework assignments" for younger clients and their families. They will insure that the skills acquired in the psychotherapy or neurofeedback session are integrated, assimilated and utilized!”

-Stephen Larsen, Ph.D. , Author of The Neurofeedback Solution

"Debra Burdick provides invaluable tools that every clinician, teacher, and parent can use in caring for children with mental health issues as well as in helping kids and teens through normal developmental challenges. Thoughtful, clear, and concise, she shares practical techniques for teaching children awareness of their bodies, thoughts, and feelings as the stepping stones to improve attention, emotion regulation, self-esteem, and the ability to relate to others with kindness and compassion. A much needed guide for our children, our times, and ourselves."

-Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD , Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, New York Medical CollegeCo-author of The Healing Power of the Breath and Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD

"Outstanding, thoughtful, and well-researched guide for working with children. These methods are applicable to the treatment of children under stress who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, medical illness, or other conditions. Excellent integration of neuroscience, child development, and mindfulness, with attention to the nitty-gritty of sound clinical work. Highly recommended for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals."

-Richard P. Brown, MD , Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical College, Co-author of The Healing Power of the Breath and Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD


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