Building a Foundation for Emotional Well-Being
About the Book
MIND MAGIC streamlines the power of the imagination through 18 step-by-step progressive guided imagery lessons that meet National Language Arts Core Curriculum Standards. Ten minutes a day or 25 minutes once a week empowers individuals, pre-teens to adults, with emotional skills for 1) making smarter choices and 2) managing difficulties such as anxiety, depression or bereavement. These groundbreaking mindfulness lessons reduce barriers to learning, produce successful emotional and behavioral outcomes, increase self-esteem and ethical, responsible behavior, facilitate addiction prevention/intervention programs. Research done in Mississippi and Louisiana schools shows a reduction in discipline problems, a calmer school atmosphere, improved grades and more regular attendance. These enjoyable practices create opportunities for family bonding and group cohesion for both individuals and groups—home, school, hospitals, prisons, churches—wanting to build a better future for themselves while advancing the collective. "Visualization is a time-honored mental conditioning technique… Instructors should make this technique part of their training curriculum." Richard Hine, Vice President of Training for AOPA Air Safety Foundation "Imagery is one of those things we teach people because we really do believe that doing that kind of thinking increases the potential and probability for performing well." Jim Bowen, Olympic Training On-site Psychologist
About the Author
JANICE MCDERMOTT, M.ED, MSW—author of HEALING MIND Five Steps to Ultimate Healing, Four Rooms for Thoughts, received both her Masters from Louisiana State University, and her Gestalt Diploma from the Gestalt Institute of New Orleans) with additional years of training at the Esalen Institute of California. She is a licensed teacher, a School Social Work Specialist, a Clinical Social Worker and Diplomate, a certified Master Neurolinguistic Practitioner, and an Affiliate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Janice has been teaching patterns of communication and her Sacred Trust: Inner-Child™ model since 1997. In addition, she co-authored the classroom edition (’06) and the counselor’s edition (’12), of Grand Ideas from Within™ a language enhancing mindfulness program for pre-teens and adults—introduced first in Louisiana and Mississippi schools as a substance abuse prevention program.