Tina Lackner discusses what mindfulness is, the evidence-base that supports it, and how to implement it with children, youth and ourselves. Tina Lacker is a CYW, a registered play therapist, a mother of three, and a faculty member at Humber College in Toronto.


Here are a variety of mindfulness based resources recommended by Tina to get you started:

For Children: 

  • Christiane Kerr - "Enchanted Meditations For Kids" or "Calm for Kids"
  • Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer

For Teens 

  • Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by Christopher Willard

For Adults 

For Parent and their Children: 

  • Still Like A Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and their parents) by Eline Snel, 

For Parenting: 

  • Parenting the Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland and Child's Mind: Mindfulness practices to help our children be more focused, calm, and relaxed by Christopher Willard

For CYCs: 

  • Acceptance & Mindfulness treatment for children and adolescents: A practitioners guide by Thomas Ollendick, Steven Hayes, Lauren Greco
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