Guided Mindfulness Practices - Recorded Resources
The professionally-recorded guided practice resources listed in the table below are to be played to the classroom during that week’s lesson. They are accessed by you, the certified PBS educator, by clicking on each file image.
The specific guided practice for each week’s lesson should be played at least one more time during that week (in addition to the day of the lesson). The rest of the week the classroom can practice ‘Straight Back-Soft Belly’ and / or ‘Coming Home’.
Breathe Easy with Hikitia Te Hā
The Gratitude Experiment
The Science of Kindness
Outrageous Bursts of All Right
We are All Connected
Animation: Yearly Biosphere Cycle shows Earth 'Breathing'
* The three guided practice resources called “Straight Back-Soft Belly”, “Coming Home” and "Happy Heart Practice" are available on the PBS Free Resources page of the MEG website for open use.
Other videos that are referred to in your handbook and are recommended viewing for the students are also available on the MEG website PBS Free Resources page.
Classroom guided practices for teenagers
Classroom guided practices in Māori
Latest Audio Tracks
Finding The Breath- Long (Male)
Finding The Breath - Long (Female)
Finding The Breath - Short (Male)
Finding The Breath - Short (Female)
Being a Friend to Yourself (Male)
Being a Friend to Yourself (Female)
Filling the Balloon (For Adults/Young Adults) (Female)
Filling the Balloon (For Kids) (Female)
Happy for Others (For Adults/Young Adults) (Female)
New Zealand Curriculum, Wellbeing for Success and Te Whare Tapa Whā
Definitions of Mindfulness
Pursuing Happiness: The Architecture of Sustainable Change
Relationships between exposure to nature and health and wellbeing benefits in New Zealand
Flourishing, Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing: How can they be increased?
The nature of wellbeing
Integrating the hedonic and eudaimonic perspectives to more comprehensively understand wellbeing and pathways to wellbeing
Mindfulness in Education: Evidence-base and implications for Aotearoa/New Zealand
Enhancing Cognitive and Social–Emotional Development Through a Simple-to-Administer Mindfulness-Based School Program
Pause breathe smile: a mixed-methods study of student well-being
The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness as a core strategy for promoting mental health and increasing positive (flourishing) states of well-being
Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
A Study of the Effects of Mindfulness in Five Primary Schools in New Zealand
Research Exploring Kindness and Generosity