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Stress Reduction Program For Teens and Kids

How Is Your Child Coping With Stress?

In today’s world, teens and pre-teens are under more pressure and experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. An increasing demand in technology, academic preparation and life transitions often result in physical and emotional stressors, such as:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

MeditationThese stressors can affect your child’s well-being and happiness. A crucial skill in managing stress effectively is to be able to deal with change whenever it occurs. More than 30 years of scientific research has shown Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to be an effective model in developing appropriate coping strategies in managing stress and restoring health and balance.

What Is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?

Beach Fun PhotoMBSR teaches the art of living in the present moment in a non-judgmental way. This is achieved through the art of simple meditation practices designed to reduce the challenge of everyday stressors. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School and has evolved into a form of complementary medicine, which is now recognized by many medical institutions worldwide.

In This Course Students Will Learn To:

  • Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
  • Experience life situations with less emotional reactivity
  • Learn effective strategies for making better choices
  • Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
  • Learn skills for self care

The Practice

  • Gentle stretching and yoga
  • Mindful meditation practice to encourage relaxation and awareness
  • Self-reflection through journaling, activities and group discussion

Our program is offered weekly. The Kids Group (for ages 8-12) runs from 4 to 5 pm and the Teen Group (for ages 13-19) runs from 6-7:30 pm. Participants may register for an 8-week block of classes.


A Friend in Me: Adventures in Mindfulness, Empathy & Kindness for Kids ages 7-11:
$295.00 for an 8-week program 
Fee includes a two hour workshop in Mindful & Compassionate Parenting and an orientation session for all family members.
Graduates of this course may re-enroll for a reduced rate of $100.00 (Nor applicable for MFY graduates.)


5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 330, San Diego, CA 92122

Program Schedule and Registration

Cancellation and Policy

Participants who withdraw prior to the 2nd class will receive a full refund minus $50 for the course materials and registration fee. There is no refund after the 2nd class.

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