Improve Focus, Manage Stress and Chill Out!
The ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens’ Program will teach teens (13-16 years of age) simple yet effective mindfulness practices.
During the 8-week course, teens will use the techniques of mindfulness to intentionally focus awareness and observations of their own emotions, moment to moment. When increasing awareness through mindfulness, we transform. Instead of reacting mindlessly, we respond mindfully. Instead of feeling disconnected or helpless, we find everything we do reflects our connections to others. The objective of practicing mindfulness is to develop and strengthen one’s ability to pay attention, and to be aware of the consequence of one’s feelings and behavior.
Throughout the course, participants will create a mindful toolbox of skills by examining and defining the foundations of stress, understanding self-care, experiencing the power of breath and yoga, utilizing positive coping strategies, cultivating resilience, building positive relationships and setting future life intentions.
What to expect
In the Mindfulness for Teens program, participants will meet as a group with a teacher for 1.5 hours once a week for 8 weeks. Participants will be provided materials (a workbook and a CD) to support what they are learning in the weekly sessions and for use during home practice. There will be an approximate 15 minute break where participants are free to bring their own nutritional snack.
Who should attend
‘Mindfulness for Teens’ welcomes youth (ages 13-16 years) to embrace their inner calm within a safe, soothing and fun environment. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary to attend this program.
Participants can use our meditation Zafu cushions and yoga mats during the sessions or are welcome to bring their own. Chairs will also be available. It is advisable to wear loose, comfortable causal clothing. A workbook and CD will be provided and are included in the program fee.
Fee: $425 (materials and HST included).
***Register by December 20, 2017 and save $50.00 of regular fee***
In order to make our groups more accessible to everyone, payment plans are available for those who require it. A valid credit card is required for this option.
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Enrollment is limited as our groups are small (about 12 people). Pre-registration is required.