Mindfulness for Teens and Young Adults
As they try to navigate the demands of school, online social lives, and daily pressures, many teens and young adults today are worried, in pain, angry, and even out of control. In fact, 1 in 5 of them currently has or will have a serious mental illness. To make it through the emotional dysregulation of these complex years, they need a strong inner compass, and in this workshop, you’ll discover the evidence-based protocol that combines mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity to help establish that compass. You’ll explore:
- How to help teens and young adults turn positive experiences into lasting resources for safety, satisfaction, and connection
- Recent advances in positive neuroplasticity that cultivate the four levels of self-care for clients
- How to teach teens and young adults to shift from reacting impulsively to responding mindfully to stress
Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, and author of Be Mindful & Stress Less; The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, Second Edition; and the Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens. She’s the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens (MBSR-T) and CEO of Stressed Teens.