Adolescence is a time of change and growth. It is the period of life reserved for rebellion and self-discovery, but as the demands in life increase for teens, this time is often fraught with confusion, anxiety or depression. For many teens these challenges lead to disconnection and isolation. This course in Mindful Self-Compassion is designed to facilitate awareness, self-kindness and stronger connections in response to these growing challenges. Through developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, teens have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. This course creates an opportunity for adolescents to construct a healthier and more equitable world-view and gives rise to greater compassion and empathy toward self and others. In a preliminary research study, this program demonstrated a significant decrease in depression, anxiety, perceived stress and negative mood. This curriculum was adapted from the adult model of Mindful Self-Compassion created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.
Making Friends with Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion for teens ages 13-19:
$425 for an All Day Kick-Off Retreat and 5 weekly sessions.
Fee includes an All Day Kick-Off Retreat (lunch included), a family orientation session and a two hour workshop in Mindful & Compassionate Parenting
Graduates of this course may re-enroll for a reduced rate of $150.00 upon completion of the course. (Not applicable for Mindfulness program re-enrollment.)
Program Schedule and Registration