30 Artist Illustrated Cards Including:
Look at your food and notice the colors on your plate...
The Now Game
While you're playing a game or sport, notice if you're thinking about winning or losing....
Turtle and Mouse
Think about the difference between how a turtle moves and how a mouse moves...
Plus, mindful breathing cards that can be used in any location.
Close your eyes or keep them partially open. Start to imagine that your in-breaths are waves coming in to the shore and your out-breaths are waves going out to sea....
The SEL and Mindfulness Cards and Guide Team
Sarah Sampson, Cards and Guide Author
Sarah Sampson is Present Moment Labs’s Director of Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning. As the former Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 34,000 students. Sarah is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the UC San Diego Medical School. As a certified social-emotional learning, restorative practices, and yoga teacher, Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower educators nationwide.
Dr. Poonam Desai, Guide Author
Dr. Poonam Desai is a certified instructor of mindfulness, with more than 300 hours of training completed. She has worked in the fields of education and mental health for the past nine years, and is a former mental health trainer and psychologist at Momentous Institute. Dr. Desai is a licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology in the state of Texas. Dr. Desai believes mindfulness and compassion are the two things that will change the world.
Shelley Hampe, Illustrator
Shelley Hampe is an illustrator and educator living in Dallas, Texas. When she's not getting messy creating art with her students she enjoys taking mindful breaths with her husband, two boys and rescue dog.
Dr. Chris Willard, Contributing Editor
Dr. Willard is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and lectures internationally on mindfulness and psychology. He is the author of many books including Growing Up Mindful (2016) and Raising Resilience (2017). He is currently on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and is the President of the Mindfulness in Education Network. Learn more at drchristopherwillard.com.
Meena Srinivasan, Contributing Editor
Meena Srinivasan, MA, National Board Certified Teacher, has deep expertise in the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). She is the author of Teach, Breathe, Learn and SEL Every Day. Meena is one of Mindful Magazine's Ten Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement - 2022.