Silent Think Time: How to Bring Virtues Back into Our Home, Schools, Counseling and Work

Silent Think Time: How to Bring Virtues Back into Our Home, Schools, Counseling and Work

by Karen Zalubowski Stryker

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ISBN-13: 9781432793319
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Karen has earned five college degrees, was a teacher, systems analyst & business owner. She is a writer, poet, artist, builder & traveler of 42 countries.

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Silent Think Time: How to Bring Virtues Back into Our Home, Schools, Counseling and Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite In "Silent Think Time: How to Bring Virtues Back into Our Home, Schools, Counseling and Work" Karen Zalubowski Stryker cleverly uses her expertise as a teacher, systems analyst and business owner. Ms Stryker has five college degrees: in psychology, computer science, art and two in education. The concept behind STT is to relieve stress by taking two breaks a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, of 15-50 minutes, to meditate. It is suggested that the employer or teacher prepares specific areas and times for the employee or student to sit and contemplate on such questions as: “Who am I in relation to the rest of the world?” and “What was my most precious moment today?” Ms Stryker found that using her techniques helped her students to focus, concentrate and behave with a positive attitude toward others. Having vastly traveled outside the United States, Stryker discovered that something similar to STT was being used in many countries. Around mid morning the teacher asks the children to lay their heads on their desk and be completely quiet, or in the afternoon the children would lie quietly on a mat. This practice calmed the children down. As I read this part I remembered my third grade class. Ms Myers employed the very same technique on us each day. We had a quiet time with our heads on our desks each afternoon. Often a few students would fall asleep. Ms Stryker continues by expanding on the topic, explaining the importance of attitudes and showing how meditation assists the body in healing. The concept has positive benefits that should be at least discussed by institutions. There is much more in this book than I can address in this review. However, I do want to mention that Stryker suggests this may calm hyperactive children and adults. Ms Stryker’s book is interesting, well-organized and easy to read. Much of the philosophy could be called new age although Chakra is actually part tantric and yoga, whose roots are in Hinduism.