Stress Management for Children and Adolescents

Autogenic Training to Relieve Stress by Dr. Kathi Kemper 

Promoting Calm / Confidence -- Easing Anxiety / Worries - Dr. Kathi Kemper's Tips

Stress and Relaxation Techniques: What Science Says ~ NIH NCCAM


  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens. Biegel GM. New Harbinger Publications., CA. 2009 
  • Teaching meditation to children: A practical guide to the use and benefits of meditation. Fontana D and Slack I. Watking Publishing., 2007 
  • Starbright - Meditations for Children. Garth M. HarperCollins, 1991  
  • Moonbeam: A Book of Meditations for Children. Garth M. Harpercollins, 1993 
  • Just Say Om!: Your Life's Journey. Gordhamer S. AdamsMedia Corporation,2001 
  • Moody Cow Meditates. MacLean KL. Wisdom Publications, 2009 
  • Peaceful Piggy Meditation. MacLean KL. Albert Whitman & Co, 2004   
  • Meditating With Children-The Art of Concentration and Centering : A Workbook on New Educational Methods Using Meditation. Rozman D. Planetary Publications. 1994 
  • Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children. Laniteri L, Goldman D. Sounds True, Inc., 2008 
  • Sensational Meditation for Children. Valley SW. Satya International. 2008 
  • Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Weierbach J, Phillips-Hershey E. Magination Press. American Psychological Association, 2008 


  • Still, Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children. Amy Salzman. 2004 
  • Stressed Teens: Mindfulness for teens – Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being. Gina Biegel. 2009 

On-line Training or Practice Guides

  • eMindful provides on-line interactive courses for a fee, including courses specifically for children and teens, and others focused on specific physical or mental health challenges.  
  • Meditation Society of Australia. This site has guided meditations for children that can be downloaded; a few introductory scripts are free, but access to others requires an on-line subscription (about $8 for access). The site also has pages for adults
  • Amy Saltzman offers free on-line guided meditations.  
  • Mindfulness in Education

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