For kids and teens (NL)

David Dewulf is the author of many books on Mindfulness and (Self)Compassion. Some of his books have been translated in French and German. On this website you will find the books for kids and teens, available in French and in Dutch.


This book for teens and students brings together vividly all the core elements of mindfulness within their everyday context: conflict with parents, breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend, exams, being stopped by the police on your scooter …

New techniques are provided for dealing with stress, anxiety, worry, helplessness, frustration, depressed mood, seeing no way out anymore … And also emotional reactions such as exploding and freezing in communication patterns are discussed.



A wise, kind, and accessible guide that gives teens powerful mindfulness practices to develop calmness, self-acceptance, resilience, interpersonal skills, and greater self- awareness. These inner qualities can help teenagers navigate the ups and downs of this stressful, creative, and vulnerable stage of life. 

Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn co-authors: Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

This book will be a major help in bringing mindfulness to a new generation. David Dewulf uses his considerable skills as practitioner and teacher to take the reader step by step through a program that promises to change lives in significant ways. Clinicians and family members will also find the book an invaluable guide to mindfulness practice.

Mark Williams, Director, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Co-author, The Mindful Way Through Depression

This book represents without any doubt a significant and timely contribution to the evolution of mindfulness-based interventions. It will be of great value to teenagers looking for a comfortable and powerful way to deal with life’s challenges and daily stress. Preliminary results of a large randomized controlled trial in secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium) show that the program as outlined in this book reduces ruminative thinking patterns, depression, anxiety and stress symptoms, and improves self-esteem.

Prof. dr. Filip Raes, PhD,Centre for the Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Leuven, Belgium

In adolescence, our kids start to experience important pressures on their school or social performances, which causes stress. They are also exposed to distractions and temptations that undermine their inner world. Mindfulness is a precious tool to help them stabilize their attention and emotions. And this friendly, accessible and handy book is a good tool to initiate them to this approach.

Christophe André, psychiatrist at the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, author of “Meditating day after day”.


Mindfulness leads teens to good results. Practicing mindfulness regularly ensures that they learn to handle stress better, experience less fear of failure and cope better with their emotions. David Dewulf developed a mindfulness training specifically for teens with recognizable examples from their everyday environment and practical applicable techniques. This CD-book contains meditations young people can immediately use. The ideal complement to the highly acclaimed book “Mindfulness For Young People”.


The main character is Pieter, an 8 year old boy. During his setbacks at school he comes in contact with Pol the Troll, a mythical figure who initiates Pieter in the mysteries of mindfulness. A whole new world opens up for Pieter. But soon he meets Grommy. Who is symbolic of the inner critic and makes Pieter constantly doubt everything. Fortunately Hartenlief manages to support Pieter in a loving way.

“Mindfulness For Your Kids” is an ongoing story that contains 16 chapters and can be read to children by parents or guardians. Each chapter ends with a treasure that can be discovered in the story. Numerous mindfulness exercises and meditations are discussed. Topics include are anger, regret and guilt, sadness, fear, making choices and more. A must for all parents who want to support their child to be more stress-resistance and have more self-confidence.


In this new and exciting adventure Pieter and his friend Pol the Troll travel to Goblin land. Pieter gets an important but dangerous task from the king. Only by choosing courage, love and wisdom does he have a chance to succeed. Will Pieter manage to bring back the holy sceptre to Goblin land?

This is a book with wise lessons for your child. The accompanying CD contains exercises that you can do with your child which have a scientific basis to teach children to cope with stress, emotions and challenges that life brings.