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Buddha’s Brain and Just One Thing have been translated to German by Arbor Verlag, along with select issues of the Just One Thing newsletter. (A sister organization, Arbor Seminare, offers workshops and trainings with Rick Hanson in German speaking countries annually.)

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Slide Sets

Video Clip
Free the Mind, PBS, Germany, July 2013 (in German)

Videos from Dr. Selma Polat-Menke
Dr. Selma Polat-Menke has produced short mindfulness clips for teenagers based on Rick Hanson’s Garden of the mindNeuroplasticity Training and Taking in the Good. You can find the clips on her homepage and learn more at

Lienhard Valentine

Lienhard Valentine is the founder and director of Arbor Verlag and Arbor Seminare, a Gestalt and mindfulness teacher, founder of the association “Growing with Children,” and editor of the magazine Growing With Children.

For more then 25 years he has been counseling parents and training educators and teachers and is internationally known for his humorous and insightful way of assisting parents to find their own way with their children.

He trained for 30 years in Essential Gestalt with Katharina Martin, and since 1998 organizes MBSR training based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in Germany. Since 2011, in collaboration with other experienced trainers, he has offered the training program “Living Mindfulness – Teaching Mindfulness” where basic elements of MBSR, mindful self-compassion and the work of Rick Hanson are integrated.

He is the author of the books The Art of Mindful Parenting and Going New Ways With Children, and also has a CD program, titled “Mindful Parents – Happy Children”.

Dr. Selma Polat-Menke

Dr. Selma Polat-Menke has developed a mindfulness program named ‘HERZBESCHIRMT’ containing elements of mindfulness, mindful self-compassion and Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity. The intention is to support teenagers and children to develop inner resources which enable them to manage the ups and downs of life.

Selma is MBSR and MCP trainer and is offering her courses for adults at her site  Selma is a graduated theologian and high school teacher.

Since 2017 she has integrated practises of mindfulness and PN in her classes. Besides she teaches her HERZBESCHIRMT program for youth at schools and in special courses. In 2019 she co-founded the society ‘ANFÄNGERGEIST’ e.V. to consolidate mindfulness in the educational context.

Selma holds lectures about the effect of mindfulness, self-compassion and Positive Neuroplasticity in general as well as in educational contexts. In workshops and advanced trainings she teaches pedagogues the mindfulness practices of her HERZBEBESCHIRMT program.

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