Train Your Mind Like a Ninja: 30 Secret Skills for Fun, Focus, and Resilience (Cards)

Train Your Mind Like a Ninja: 30 Secret Skills for Fun, Focus, and Resilience By Mitch Abblett, Christopher Willard, T. Koei Kuwuhara, Sensei, Toshiki Nakamura (Illustrator) Cover Image

Train Your Mind Like a Ninja: 30 Secret Skills for Fun, Focus, and Resilience (Cards)


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Become a ninja with 30 mindfulness practices to help kids ages 5–9 increase their focus, compassion, emotional balance, and body awareness--from experts in Japanese martial arts and mindfulness.

Are you ready to unlock the ninja within?

Train Your Mind Like a Ninja draws from martial arts concepts to explore how you can train the mind and body to act from a place of awareness and deliberate action to reach your full potential. While ninjas of the past may have been warriors, modern ninjas train their minds and bodies for peaceful purposes only, uncovering ways to become happier, healthier, and more confident in everything they do.

Each of the 30 cards is categorized to reflect the ninja values of Community/Connection, Body Awareness and Agility, Mental Awareness and Focus, Calm and Balance, Perspective and Perseverance, and Mental Flexibility and Agility. The deck is arranged in order of overall difficulty, from introductory mental focus and physical training at the start to more challenging emotional training to defeat your inner enemies. Master each of the cards to unlock your inner ninja and become a better student, athlete, family member, and friend.
T. KOEI KUWAHARA, SENSEI, has been a teacher of aikido and iaido for 40 years. He is an acupuncturist focusing on Traditional Japanese Acupuncture (Hari style of meridian therapy), and Japanese medical ki gung for over 35 years.
MITCH ABBLETT, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant with a private practice. The author of The Five Hurdles to Happiness and From Anger to Action, he has been the executive director of the Institution for Meditation and Psychotherapy and was for eleven years clinical director of Manville School at Judge Baker's Children's Center at Harvard University.
DR. CHRISTOPHER WILLARD, PsyD, is an author and educator who teaches at Harvard Medical School and serves on the board of the Mindfulness in Education Network and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. An established speaker in both meditation and psychotherapy communities, he regularly leads workshops and presents at conferences around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Alphabreaths and Raising Resilience, and he is the coauthor of Breathing Makes It Better.
Product Details ISBN: 9781611809039
ISBN-10: 1611809037
Publisher: Bala Kids
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 38
Language: English
“I love the beautifully illustrated Train Your Mind Like a Ninja card deck! The authors’ own ninja skills are apparent as they masterfully adapted the wisdom of mindful awareness for young minds, while preserving the power of the techniques. I’ll enjoy using these cards myself.”—Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, clinical psychologist and co-author of The CBT Deck for Kids and Teens and A Mindful Year

Train Your Mind Like a Ninja is a cute, fun, and useful card deck for kids. Having worked with kids for years on emotional regulation, I know how important it is to have evidence-based relaxation strategies that actually work. Making it fun, like this card deck, means kids will actually use the skills that they desperately need. Reading through the deck, I kept picturing different clients who would love the cute illustrations, easy directions, and Ninja imagery. Practical and enjoyable!”—Kelsey Torgerson Dunn, MSW, LCSW, anxiety therapist and author of CBT Anger Management Skills for Teens With Anxiety-Driven Anger