Mindful at School: May we give our children roots to grow and wings to fly

Children have to deal with all kinds of stimuli and are increasingly suffering from stress. Mindfulness helps them develop skills for relaxation, concentration and regulating emotions, so they can stay balanced. It is a proven and successful method for stress reduction. Mindful at School is a practical source of inspiration so you can introduce mindfulness to your class in a simple and playful way. In this book, you’ll find:

  • the vision and background of mindfulness
  • research into the effect of mindfulness on children
  • tips for guiding mindfulness with your group
  • 52 complete mindfulness exercises

Doing mindfulness exercises with your group creates a quiet, peaceful moment and gives you renewed energy for the rest of your school day.

Additional information and relaxing music

The book includes additional information and relaxing music at the website. The link is given in the book. 

How to order

Mindful at School is available on Amazon in all countries as an e-book or paperback. If you live in the Netherlands, you can order a hard cover version in the webshop.

Other publications in English are available at Amazon as well. The book ‘Mindfulness and Arts with Young Children‘ is translated in Portuguese and Dutch language and can be ordered at Amazon or in book stores.


10% of the profit we make on ‘Mindful at School’ will be donated to different charities which will improve education for less privileged children . More information is given here.


Irma Smegen is a mindfulness/compassion trainer and educator. More information about her books, trainings and lectures can be found here.

Retailing or questions

If you are interested in retailing or publishing this (hard cover) book in your country, or if you have any further questions, please contact the author Irma Smegen at speeljewijs@live.nl

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