Stacking My Blocks for Emotional Well-Being

by Janice McDermott M.Ed MSW

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/3/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781982272425
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781982272432

About the Book

MIND MAGIC, 10 minutes a day or twenty-five minutes once a week, empowers individuals—pre-teens to adults—with mind/body skills for 1) making smarter choices and 2) managing difficulties such as anxiety, depression or bereavement. These 18 progressive guided imagery mindfulness lessons  reduce barriers to learning,  produce successful emotional and behavioral outcomes,  increase self-esteem and ethical, responsible behavior,  facilitate addiction prevention/intervention programs.  meet National Language Arts Core Curriculum Standards. Additional research, funded by SAMHSA in Louisiana schools, shows a reduction in discipline problems, a calmer school atmosphere, improved grades and more regular attendance. MIND MAGIC sessions create opportunities for family bonding, group cohesion and better communities. Stack your blocks, build your foundation for a better future while advancing the collective—home, school, hospitals, prisons, churches. It all begins with the magic of your skilled imagination. “The highest level of performance comes to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective—people who know how to see a problem as an opportunity.” Deepak Chopra, M.D.

About the Author

JANICE MCDERMOTT, M.ED, MSW—received both her Master’s in Education and Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University. Her Gestalt Diploma is from the Gestalt Institute of New Orleans with additional years of training at the Esalen Institute of California. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Diplomate, a School Social Work Specialist, and a certified Master Neurolinguistic Practitioner. Janice has been teaching patterns of communication since 1997. She authored, HEALING MIND, Five Steps to Ultimate Healing, Four Rooms for Thoughts: Achieve Satisfaction through a Well-Managed Mind, and MIND MAGIC, BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.