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Publisher's Summary

There is a reason guided meditations are so popular in audio - it’s because they really work. Press Pause brings the guided mindfulness meditation experience in audio to young people.

Guided meditations offer many benefits, including the ability to create peace of mind, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance self-awareness, and promote emotional health. In Press Pause, wellness expert Catherine Singer offers six meditations that address the realities of being a young person in today’s world, giving special attention to topics such as academic pressures, bullies and toxic friendships, sleep, spiraling out, and tech addictions. Catherine teaches techniques to kids for handling the stress and pressure of adolescence, using easy-to-remember steps and acronyms. All the tools in Press Pause will help listeners to create a lifelong wellness practice rooted in mindfulness. Great for adults, too! 

©2019 Catherine Singer (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Helped my anxious 7 year old

We listened to this before bed several nights and will probably listen again. It is a calming tool but also very helpful in learning mindful techniques as well as explaining when to use them. I recommended it to my sister too for her 10 year old.

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Speaks effectively to teens (and adults!)

I’m an off-and-on meditator who has struggled to get my tween and teen kids interested in mindfulness despite the clear and present need for these tools in their daily lives.

What parent doesn’t wish their teenager could pull up a level, recognize their emotional swings, and learn some self-regulation?

While there is no panacea for teenage mood swings, Catherine Singer’s lovingly written and beautifully performed work is a step in the right direction that was tolerated (perhaps even truly appreciated!) by my son and daughter.

There are few resources for teenagers in this genre, and I say bravo to Ms. Singer for this thoughtful and enjoyable contribution!

...and did I mention that I’ve listened to a number of the chapters more than once myself!

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Helpful tools for life!

I listened to this with my daughters (one is a senior in high school and the other is an 8th grader) and we all absolutely loved it!! The author’s voice is so soothing and she gives a plethora of tools that we all could use for handling life’s challenges. My daughter is so stressed about college and for the first time in a very long time she actually relaxed a little bit! I recommend this to anyone who is looking to bring meditation into their life or just looking for tools in their life to help them relax. It has really been life changing for us and I’m so happy I found this!

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A Book for the Overthinking Mind!

It was the cover that caught my eye. Like many books that I download without reading what it was about. At first glance I thought it was a fiction novel but as I listened it was more than that. This short novel will take you through step by step with clearing your overthinking mind. If that is you, then this book is the one to get. Trust me, it has a lot of activities in meditation. Now I am not one to follow along as directed in some self-help books but this one I actually did a few. Heck, it was so relaxing and moving I even listened to it while I was in the shower. I give the book 5 stars and now I know when to put the phone down. How many breaths to take when angered. Along with finding that inner peace within myself by pressing pause!

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Nice tips for stress management & easy meditations

I liked the narrator's soothing voice. It was great for this context. I also enjoyed that it included tips for stress management in addition to the guided meditations & techniques.

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A must for the young and old

Fact filled without being too difficult to follow wonderful acronyms to help you remember purpose of being mindful in different situations Being a yoga and meditation teacher myself I found quite a bed to take away an offer to my students I highly recommend this if you have any interest in mindfulness or and/or meditation

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A great entry for meditation

Press Pause is a beginner's guide to meditating. The acronyms help with remembering the steps, and Catherine guides listeners through the steps with her calming voice. She provides a listener with simple approaches to troublesome situations. She provides assistance from sleep issues to dealing with distracting technology.

This is probably not for those who are familiar with mediation. I can't see this being a great audiobook from an experts point of view. However, Catherine's approach is something to examine, even for experts in mediation. I am familiar with all the approaches discussed in this audiobook, but the acronyms she uses was new to me, and I found them helpful for remembering the steps.

Press Pause delivers the basics of mindfulness with Catherine's soothing voice as a guide and her mnemonic approach to remembering how to meditate.

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My middle school kids find this so helpful!

This book has been great for my kids, who tend to overthink sometimes. My 8th grader finds the meditations helpful with school stress and general worries. Not only did my kids get practical tools to use, but the research sections were interesting for me as well. I highly recommend this book to families and teens interested in mindfulness and stress reduction!

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Catherine Singer’s audiobook Press Pause is a vital and useful tool in helping both children and adults alike acquire key mindfulness tools that we all need as we navigate our way through our day as well as through what feels like an increasingly scary world. With her calm, warm, and soothing voice, Catherine helps her listeners feel safe as she addresses issues ranging from sleep to the challenges of social media and so much more. I think most important, Press Pause helps young people feel less alone while providing a space of understanding, affirmation and calm. I plan to listen to it with my 11 year old son as we both have suffered from anxiety and know from personal experience that her ideas work.

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soothing voice, and wisdom for all ages

we live in a hectic changing world, anxiety and depression are rampant among our young people. by going through these meditations , you will find peace and insight to navigate the challenges of daily life. I am a practicing meditator, subscribing to the paid Calm app each year. I'm glad that Amazon is realizing the importance of meditation, and offering it as an audiobook. the insights that I glean from this title , will help me to guide my own daughter through her school years

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