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Jeanne Siaud-Facchin

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Jeanne Siaud-Facchin is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Cogito’Z (centres for children with learning difficulties). She has practised mindfulness meditation for many years and leads meditation therapy groups in Paris and Marseille. A recognised specialist in issues concerning gifted children, she is notably the author of the highly successful L’enfant surdoué, Aider l’enfant en difficulté scolaire, Trop intelligent pour être heureux? and Comment la méditation a changé ma vie.

I’m in a hurry, you’re running late, we’re all rushed...
Parents and children are often pressed for time, anxious and stressed — and consequently family life suffers. How can we begin to change this? How can parents reconnect with their children, take pleasure in their company and enjoy shared moments? This book aims to help us discover a new way of being in our own lives and with our loved ones.
Mindfulness meditation, free of all religious affiliation, can help us radically change our lives: by calming our minds, managing our emotions, and helping to reduce stress. Mindfulness meditation contributes to altering how we relate to our selves and to others and to recovering a sense of benevolence — a basic factor in relating to a child.
Included here are numerous easy-to-follow mindfulness meditation exercises that will be of great help when a child or adolescent must learn to concentrate, or deal with difficult situations: agitation, stress, sleep disorders, academic failure.